When Victoria Beckham said, “I can’t concentrate in flats,” I felt that in my soul. Before it was even deemed “apropos,” I tried to walk in heels at a very young age. Like Beckham, I’ve always been an avid collector of heels and have rarely worn flats. But things have changed over the past few years, and I’ve slowly come around to the idea of pushing aside my heels occasionally for a pair of flats. In part, that shift is due to the rise of cool shoe trends (e.g., ballet flats and cowboy boots) that have made embracing this style more tantalizing. But it’s also because I’ve noticed a styling trend among the fashion set that can’t be ignored: flats worn with dresses.
As someone who loves a good dress just as much as heels, I was dubious when my feed began to be flooded with the styling trend. However, after further research, I’ve realized that styling flats with dresses is the move in 2023. And to prove that point, I’ve found 30 outfit ideas that show how to wear flats with a dress. Plus, I’ve identified the best shoe styles to wear with dresses. Whether you’re a die-hard flats fan or need to give your feet a break, these styling pairings will come in handy all year.