Maxi dresses have long been a wardrobe staple of mine, and I very much cherish them for their versatility and comfort. They effortlessly traverse seasons, occasions, and personal styles, offering an endless array of outfit possibilities. The ability to transition from brunch with friends to day-to-day errands shows a maxi dress’s adaptability. Yet, despite the plethora of styling options they present, you might find yourself confronted with the challenge of choosing the right shoes to wear with a maxi dress. Selecting the perfect shoe style to compliment a maxi dress outfit can be challenging depending on how you plan to style it, and what the occasion is. That’s why in this blog post I’m sharing 10 shoe styles to wear with a maxi dress. My hope is that this post makes your decision a little easier, and you feel more confident about your shoe choice. So, let’s jump in!

10 Shoes To Wear With a Maxi Dress

Maxi dress with knee-high boots


For this cutout long-sleeve maxi dress with a dark floral print, I paired it with these nude leather knee-high boots with sturdy block heels. These boots effortlessly transform your maxi dress look into an edgy yet elegant look. The neutral hue of the boots complements the rich tones of the floral print, creating a balance that draws attention to your dress while adding an extra layer of sophistication. Plus, the knee-high length provides an intriguing contrast to the dress’s flowing silhouette. These boots both command attention but also allow you to enjoy all-day comfort.

Maxi dress with woven sandals


Pair this white eyelet maxi dress with this classic and cozy patch pocket cardigan sweater for the perfect summer-to-fall transition outfit. For shoes, add a pair of woven sandals to achieve a laid-back yet polished vibe. These sandals provide a seamless transition from the casual elegance of the dress to the relaxed sophistication of the cardigan. The neutral tan hue of the sandals compliments the crisp white dress as well. By adding these sandals to the look you’ll not only stay comfortable all day but also step out with a dash of understated style.

Maxi dress with western booties


For this charming cotton ruffled half-sleeve maxi dress, pair it with a satin scarf around your neck to elevate the look. Then, anchor the western look and give it a distinctive edge by adding these brown fold-over western booties. The earthy brown hue complements the softness of the dress while adding a hint of rustic charm. They provide a subtle nod to the western trend without overwhelming the outfit, making them a versatile choice for various occasions, from casual gatherings to a night out on the town. Plus, the fold-over design adds a unique touch that sets them apart from standard ankle boots.

See this post for even more flowy dresses and how to style them!

floral maxi dress with heeled sandals


This stunning floral linen maxi dress exudes an effortless charm. To elevate the look even further, add heeled white sandals. These sandals bring a touch of sophistication and versatility to your maxi dress look. The crisp white hue offers a clean canvas that beautifully complements the intricate floral print, allowing the dress to take center stage. With a comfortable yet stylish heel height, these sandals elongate your legs and give your look an added dose of refinement, making them perfect for a range of occasions.

Maxi dress with sling-back flats


This long-sleeved crinkle satin tiered maxi dress effortlessly combines comfort and style. The perfect match for this dress is a pair of tan sling-back flats. These flats are the epitome of versatile footwear, offering the perfect balance between fashion and functionality. Their neutral hue pairs seamlessly with the dress, adding a touch of understated sophistication while keeping you comfortable all day. The sling-back design provides a secure fit, ensuring you can confidently move through your day with ease. With their timeless appeal, they offer endless outfit possibilities, making them a staple in your wardrobe for years to come.

Maxi dress with espadrilles


Imagine slipping into a chic white and pink color block off-the-shoulder maxi dress that effortlessly exudes a fresh, summery vibe. Now, let’s talk about what takes this outfit to the next level: the lace-up espadrille wedges. These wedges are the perfect match for your maxi dress, striking a balance between comfort and style. Their natural, earthy tones complement the dress’s color scheme beautifully, adding a touch of warmth to your look. The lace-up design not only keeps your feet secure but also adds a hint of charm that’s perfect for those sunny days and casual gatherings.

maxi dress with braided heeled sandals


This beige plaid crew neck long-sleeve smocked maxi dress effortlessly combines comfort and style, and these heeled braided sandals are the perfect match. These sandals complement the maxi dress by striking a harmonious balance between sophistication and ease. Their neutral tone seamlessly matches the dress’s palette, adding an understated touch of elegance while providing just the right amount of heel for an elongated silhouette. The braided details lend a subtle hint of texture and personality to your look, making them an ideal choice.

Maxi dress with white western boots


This lovely floral flutter sleeve maxi dress effortlessly embodies grace and charm. But what truly elevates this ensemble are these white leather western boots. These boots seamlessly blend urban flair with a touch of rustic chic, making them the perfect companion for this ruffled maxi dress. Their crisp white hue serves as a striking contrast to the florals, adding a fresh and modern edge to your look. The western-inspired details, like the pointed toe and stacked heel, infuse character and personality into your outfit. Whether you’re headed to a music festival, a casual outing, or just looking to make a statement, these boots not only provide comfort but also lend your maxi dress ensemble a dose of bold, unapologetic style.

Maxi dress with low heel sandals


This timeless white eyelet maxi dress radiates elegance and effortless charm. What makes this outfit truly versatile is the woven low heel sandals. These sandals offer both comfort and style in one graceful package. With their neutral tone, they create a seamless canvas, letting the beauty of the dress shine through while adding a touch of laid-back sophistication. The low heel provides just the right amount of lift to elongate your silhouette without compromising on comfort, making them ideal for all-day wear.



Envision yourself in a breezy tiered white and blue striped maxi dress, exuding a relaxed and classic charm with its tie-up shoulders. But what truly completes this outfit are the white slip-on sandals. These sandals effortlessly blend comfort and style, elevating your maxi dress look with a dash of casual sophistication. The crisp white hue of the sandals seamlessly harmonizes with the dress’s refreshing stripes, creating a look that’s both timeless and on-trend. Slip them on with ease, and you’re ready for a day of leisurely strolls, beachfront lunches, or any casual outing that demands a touch of laid-back elegance.

Although an option with sneakers wasn’t featured in this post, see this previous post for styling a dress with sneakers!

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The different options of shoes to wear with a maxi dress are endless. And the truth is, the versatility of maxi dresses makes them a staple piece in any wardrobe. So, don’t be afraid to experiment, mix, and match, because finding the perfect pair of shoes to complement your maxi dress can take your style to the next level!

Which look is your favorite from this maxi dress outfit round-up? Let me know in the comments!



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