Best flat shoes to wear with dresses this summer that offer plenty of support

12 of the best flat shoes to wear with dresses, so you don't have to compromise on your summer style

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The best flat shoes to wear with dresses offer the perfect marriage of style and comfort. Traditionally many people feel you need to wear at least a little bit of a heel with a dress to help balance your ensemble, but as our guide shows, flat shoes with dresses is set to be your style revelation of the summer.

If you find yourself stuck selecting the best flat shoes to wear with dresses, getting the pairing just right is easier than you think. And it doesn't matter what the occasion is either, there is a flat shoe for every frock. While it is undeniably easier to match casual dresses with comfortable flat shoes. When it comes to smarter events there are a host of dressy flats that are up to the task. 

Balancing proportions plays a huge part in this process and the longer the hemline of your dress the more difficult it becomes to pair with a flat shoe, as you need to work out a way to elongate your legs without heels. Generally speaking, opting for pointed or almond-toed flat shoes naturally adds a little length to your silhouette, as does a low-cut flat, that exposes a greater part of the foot. We've rounded up our favorites this season and the best outfits to pair them with.

Best flat shoes to wear with dresses this summer that offer lots of support and style in one

If the best designer heels look appealing but fill your feet with dread, then you need to know how to make flat shoes stylish with dresses. Remaining one of the biggest shoe trends of 2023, flat shoes are now runway-worthy, with many designers producing dozens of flat shoes each season, as women demand both comfort and style. For this guide, we've specifically looked for flat shoes to wear with dresses that also offer great cushioning, arch support, and clever tech so you'll feel like you're walking on air.

Rivkie Baum
Fashion channel editor

Rivkie is a fashion editor, writer and stylist with over fifteen years' experience in the industry. Having studied design and pattern cutting at the London College of Fashion, Rivkie fell in love with styling and journalism, covering fashion weeks in London, Paris and New York. 

Specialising in plus size fashion, Rivkie has long championed that style is for everyBODY and has been a regular talking head on a host of radio stations and television shows, pushing for greater representation for plus size women and fashion throughout her career.