How to Find a Sole-Mate for Every Summer Dress

Summer is the perfect time to flaunt all your favorite warm-weather dresses, but finding the right shoes to go with every summer dress can sometimes feel like a puzzle. Whether you’re headed to a casual backyard barbecue or a wedding with a formal dress code, the perfect pair of shoes (your dress’s sole-mate, if we may) is key to pulling the whole outfit together. Here are a few tips and tricks on how you can find the right shoes to fit some of the most popular summer dresses for women.  

Mini Dresses

Mini dresses offer a playful, youthful vibe that’s perfect for warm-weather adventures. For a day out with friends or a casual coffee date, kitten heels or chunky sneakers are ideal. They keep the look fun and easy to move in. For a more dressed-up occasion, swap in heels to elevate your look. 

Light up the room with the Masseys Pleated High Neck Dress and bright Masseys Brianne Heels.

Midi Dresses

Midi dresses strike a perfect balance between casual and formal, making them a versatile style powerhouse that’s great for both work and leisure. Try pairing them with comfortable flats for a business casual setting or with strappy heels for an elegant dinner outing. Want to add an extra touch of glam to your outfit? Look for heels with sparkle! 

Steve Madden Belinda flats add a touch of glam while keeping the heel low and comfy.

Maxi Dresses

The flowing silhouette of a maxi dress calls for shoes that complement its elegance. Strappy sandals, especially in a neutral shade, work beautifully with boho-style maxi dresses. For a more sophisticated look, try wedges or espadrille sandals.  

Be chic and comfy in the K Jordan Tiered Maxi Dress and ARRAY Catalina Sandals.

Shirt Dresses

Shirt dresses are great for a seamless transition from work to casual social gatherings. Pair them with sleek loafers or brogues for a professional look that’s still plenty comfortable. For a weekend vibe, switch to plain white sneakers for a classic, stylish ensemble that’s just as comfy. 

Masseys Berkeley Sneakers go great with shirt dresses for a casual weekend look.


No doubt about it, sundresses are THE summer dress. Lightweight and designed with fun and comfort in mind, no wardrobe is complete without one! Wear your favorite sundress with ballet flats or casual slip-on sandals for a day in the park or a light brunch. Need a hand picking out the right sandals for a certain sundress? Check out Our Ultimate Sandal Guide: 2024 Edition for tips and tricks on selecting the perfect pair! If you’re dressing up for a summer evening out, a pair of low heels will add just the right amount of sophistication without sacrificing comfort. 

Lounge Dresses

For the ultimate in comfort without sacrificing style, lounge dresses are the MVP. Pair them with slide sandals or comfy sneakers for a relaxed, effortless look. Need something with a dressier feel? Give a pair of stylish slip-ons a try! They’re sure to keep you comfortable, which is the entire point of a lounge dress!

Hey Dude Slip-Ons go great with your comfiest lounge dresses.

Sheath Dresses

Sheath dresses are typically more formal than other summer dresses, making them ideal for office wear or business events. Classic heels or sophisticated slingbacks are perfect for keeping an elegant and professional appearance. For a modern twist, you can also try ankle boots

Where to Shop Affordable Summer Dresses and Shoes

If you know where to go, updating your wardrobe every season can be totally budget-friendly! Masseys is an excellent choice for all your fashion and footwear needs, not only because of our ever-expanding selection, but thanks to Masseys Credit. With this buy now, pay later program, you can wear summer’s hottest styles now and enjoy low monthly payments that fit easily into your budget. Another great way to stay on the pulse of summer savings is to sign up for our email list. When we have a sale or deal to share, we’ll send the details right to your inbox! We also like to update our readers with our latest and greatest clearance finds to help you get the best deal on top styles. Want to be the first to know when cute dresses for summer hit the clearance section? Our email and text lists are the place to be!

With this handy guide, finding the perfect shoes to complement every type of summer dress is simple! Whether you’re looking for a new way to wear your current favorite dress or are looking for a new style to try out, these fashion pairs are sure to take your wardrobe to the next level. Happy styling! 

What are your tips and tricks for picking the perfect shoe for every summer dress? Let us know in the comments below, and then tag us in your summer outfit pics on Facebook and Instagram

Tags: Dresses, Heels, loafers, maxi dresses, midi dresses, Sandals, summer dresses, Summer Fashion, sundresses

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    I want to buy something for my mom birthday

      • Emma Crowley
      • 06/17/2024

      Hi Meeko, you’ve come to the right place! You can find all of these items and plenty of other great gift ideas at

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