How to Style White Tennis Shoes with a Dress

Sharing my tips on how to style your new favorite white tennis shoes with a dress for the spring & summer seasons! 

Louella Reese Pink Floral Fit & Flare Dress // How to Style White Tennis Shoes with a Dress

photos by amanda moss // back seat photography // location: the ballantyne hotel 

c/o dress {last seen here} // jacket // c/o bucket bag // tennis shoes // sunglasses // cuff // earrings

So if you haven’t noticed, I have a serious love affair with pairing tennis shoes and dresses today. {see here, here, and here}. One I love how comfortable the combination is and two I love the playful vibe it gives off. The combination is both feminine and sporty. A total win for a woman on the run! I don’t know what your schedule looks like but for me, spring/summer things really pick up. There seems to be a to do list a mile long and things to go to almost every single day. Therefore, I’m always moving and comfy shoes {and look} is needed. 

Personally, I’m most comfortable in a dress. It’s my clothing item of choice. Lots of shoes you typically wear with a dress aren’t the most comfortable for a day on the move though. Am I right? Flat sandals, tall wedges, espadrilles {they can rub your feet wrong}, and definitely not heels! So as of lately, I find myself reaching for tennis shoes more often than not. Thank goodness they’re all the rage right now! 

Louella Reese Pink Floral Fit & Flare Dress // How to Style White Tennis Shoes with a Dress

Louella Reese Pink Floral Fit & Flare Dress // How to Style White Tennis Shoes with a Dress

Louella Reese Pink Floral Fit & Flare Dress // How to Style White Tennis Shoes with a Dress

Louella Reese Pink Floral Fit & Flare Dress // How to Style White Tennis Shoes with a Dress

Louella Reese Pink Floral Fit & Flare Dress // How to Style White Tennis Shoes with a Dress

Louella Reese Pink Floral Fit & Flare Dress // How to Style White Tennis Shoes with a Dress

Louella Reese Pink Floral Fit & Flare Dress // How to Style White Tennis Shoes with a Dress

c/o dress {last seen here} // jacket // c/o bucket bag // tennis shoes // sunglasses // cuff // earrings

So since I find myself reaching for tennis shoes more and more, I’m finding more items to pair them with. At first I was all about mini dresses only but most recently I wore them with this dress. One I previously would have NEVER thought about! To help elongate my body, I tied the bottom of the dress in a knot to show a little more leg. Who doesn’t love a little more leg? haha

My tips for styling your favorite summer tennis shoes with dresses

Go with dresses that show some leg. Either a mini dress or a midi/maxi that has a slit in it. This will help elongate your body which is definitely needed when wearing sneakers. 

Keep your tennis shoes neutral and allow your dress to do the talking or vice versa. Having both loud sneakers and a busy dress can become too much and overwhelm your shape {and audience}.

Try out different tennis shoes to see what pair works best for you. I have found that I cannot pull these off. No matter what I pair them with I look short and wide. With these though, I found I can pair them with SO many of my dresses while looking and feeling better than the other pair. 

Go with dresses that have a playful feel to them. Like the one I’m wearing in this post. The fit & flare style is fun and flirty. Plus the floral pattern {like this one too} helps to make it the dress feel a little more casual. Also, jersey and cotton dresses are almost always a win. They’re more laid back and casual. Pairing nicely with tennis shoes. 

Hope you found these tips to be helpful! If you have any questions or have a dress you’re not sure about send me an email at louellareese@gmail.com OR you can send me a pic via DM on instagram

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Alice

Totally trying this look today after reading your post! So cute girl!

xo,
Alice at Lone Star Looking Glass

Nataly

I love wearing tennis shoes with dresses and skirts! So cute girl!

Kate

I’ve been rocking this trend since my high school days, and I still love rocking that trend. In fact, I’m wearing a striped dress with converse today…what are the odds!?
Kate || KATE KOUTURES

Laura @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels

I love sneakers with dresses. This entire look is precious!

Jessica

Great tips for styling white sneakers with a dress! This look would be great while walking around the city 🙂
~Jessica

Maggie

You’ve styled this dress perfectly with sneakers! I love the casual and chic look!

Maggie
http://www.polishedclosets.com

Morgan

Love how you gave this dress a casual vibe with the tennis’ and denim jacket! A very refreshing styling job 🙂

-Morgan
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jessica

These tips are great. And love this dress on you. PS need those sunnies!

xo Jessica
My Style Vita

Mademoiselle Coconath

Such a cute outfit!
xx
Mademoiselle Coconath
http://mllecoconath.com

Sara

This is such an adorable look! And while, of course wedges or heels would look great, I just love how the sneakers look with the dress!

xo, Sara

    Laura Leigh | Louella Reese

    Thanks Sara! I definitely agree. I’ve styled the dress with blue heels before and that was really fun but the sneakers are definitely more my everyday!

    xo Laura Leigh

Lauren

I love this outfit! Dresses + white sneakers are my go to springtime outfit, and I love how you layered a denim jacket over it!

Happy Friday!

xx,
Lauren

angelle Marix

This dress is so fun and cute!! Love how you styled it. You are just beautiful!!

xoxo,
Angelle
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Anna English

Great tips! I love wear sneakers with dresses/ skirts!

Jessica

What an adorable combination – a pretty dress + white tennis shoes. Love the bucket bag too!

Jessica | notjessfashion.com

Meghan

I love pairing sneakers with dresses allll the day. Way more comfy too!!

Whitney

So cute! We love tennis shoes and dresses together too. Now if they could only magically make us a look a little taller LOL. Such a pretty bag too!