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What shoes should I be wearing with a jersey dress?

(43 Posts)
cece Fri 10-May-13 23:02:45

I have a few jersey dresses that I would like to wear to work (teacher in primary school). When it is warm enough I wear them with sandals but at the moment it isn't warm enough for sandals.However, I am not sure which type of shoe would go.

Mostly they are either empire line type dresses, either knee length or a bit longer than knee length.

I have ballet pumps but they don't just feel right iyswim. I cannot do heels though (well not high ones). Most of all they have to be comfotable as well as stylish...

Any suggestions?

thenightsky Fri 10-May-13 23:04:42

I wear mine with a knee length, close fitting boot or a mary-jane shoe and opaques.

cece Fri 10-May-13 23:06:28

Yes I wear them with boots sometimes in the winter but I need something for inbetween winter and summer. Ummm mary janes - are they the ones with a strap?

Forgot to mention some of them are wrap style dresses.

thenightsky Fri 10-May-13 23:28:45

yes... the ones with straps - due to my skinny feet allowing shoes to get left behind when I walk if they don't have over the foot straps. grin

ArbitraryUsername Fri 10-May-13 23:30:01

I wear mine with Mary Janes too.

cece Fri 10-May-13 23:37:10

Perhaps I should go and try some on. I have very wide feet though and always worry that they would look awful on.

thenightsky Sat 11-May-13 00:08:53

You wide footed types have far more choice of shoe than us skinny footed beasts.

NorthernLurker Sat 11-May-13 09:08:29

Where do you get the Mary Janes? I need to buy some today for a conference next week. They MUST be super comfortable, black and not frumpy! (Am in panic)

browneyedpixie Sat 11-May-13 09:14:07

brogues or ankle boots

Steffanoid Sat 11-May-13 09:20:55

if you have wider feet try Evans, I got a pair of Mary Jane's from there a couple of years ago and they were honestly the comfiest heels I have ever worn, simple as well, black with a tan innar and a wooden look heel, all leather as well

NorthernLurker Sat 11-May-13 09:29:17

I tried Evans yesterday and they had a pair where the 6 was way too big, the 5 was too big (am normally a 5.5) and the 4 was too small. Tsk!

mintchocchick Sat 11-May-13 09:30:29

I got some really comfortable black suede ish Mary Janes from clarkes. They were part of the Mary Portas range so I ordered them online but they are so soft and have an inner padded sole.

It was last winter though.

Pinkflipflop Sat 11-May-13 10:38:24

I bought these and I can tell you that they are the most comfortable shoes I have ever had on!

I'm also a teacher and will be wearing them when I return from ML

Pinkflipflop Sat 11-May-13 10:39:24

Just saw you can't do heels but do wedges count as heels? confused

Nehru Sat 11-May-13 10:49:13

link to the dress first

cece Sat 11-May-13 13:18:46

I can't link to the exact dresses as they are all from at least 1 year ago.

here Wrap dress is a bit like this. But mine has a silver buckle at the waist and the skirt flaps open in the wind.

here similar but not exactly the same.

or this one

Hope that gives you an idea.

Nehru Sat 11-May-13 14:33:09

normally I would say heels but- teacher in a primary school oyu might feel a bit overly formal
I would say a wedge as well. If oyu got a nude it wouldnt feel too wintery either.
they wont set the fashion world alight

NorthernLurker Sat 11-May-13 18:11:24

Ok well super comfy black and not frumpy was what I was looking for. I've actually got these in red and sort of teal blue to decide between......

Nehru Sat 11-May-13 18:17:45

My mum wears shoes like that

she is 75

NorthernLurker Sat 11-May-13 18:32:07

Yup I know sad. But they HAVE to be comfy and this is the best I could do.

cece Sat 11-May-13 18:51:35

I would like to think I could wear those wedge ones all day but tbh I'd be a cripple!

I like those northern but not sure they would go with my dresses....

NorthernLurker Sat 11-May-13 19:00:08

My 15 yr old hates them so much she won't give any opinion. sad

I'm thinking of this dress with black opaques. The blue sort of ties in with the grey or should I go red for some contrast?

NorthernLurker Sat 11-May-13 19:03:30

these are the blue ones

BikeRunSki Sat 11-May-13 19:34:00

White Stuff for wedges! I don't do heels either, but White Stuff wedges are some of the mist comfy shoes I have ever had. I have three pairs! Great for my wide feet, and good with jersey dresses!

ArbitraryUsername Sat 11-May-13 19:44:44

I want a pair of these, but I have to try shoes on before buying.

What about these, OP? They come in patent too if you prefer.

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