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Shoes for summer day dresses????

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Swifey Wed 09-Mar-16 13:59:48

What do you wear?? I need to be practical I have 2 boys!! I am not a trainer person, and find flat ballet pumps just not up to the job! Last year I wore bronze loafers which I love, but was wondering what other people wear??

MissTessmacher Wed 09-Mar-16 14:02:17

In actual Summer I almost always wear my saltwaters.

They look really good with dresses especially vintagey ones. And are the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn.

Swifey Wed 09-Mar-16 14:29:09

So, when it's too chilly for sandals???

Swifey Wed 09-Mar-16 15:34:25

Nothing too frumpy!! Anyone??

PollyPerky Wed 09-Mar-16 15:41:24

I'd wear Converse or Superga.

Swifey Wed 09-Mar-16 15:49:28

I quite like the superga ones, thanks for that, but also maybe something a bit smarter too??

Swifey Wed 09-Mar-16 19:02:17

Obviously a dying thread blush but one last try?? grin

Petal02 Wed 09-Mar-16 20:57:43

I love these!

Petal02 Wed 09-Mar-16 21:01:49

And these!

museumum Wed 09-Mar-16 21:03:15

Flat Mary-jane style.

Petal02 Wed 09-Mar-16 21:06:13

I'm on a roll now!!!

StepAwayFromTheThesaurus Wed 09-Mar-16 21:06:20

I wear these:

If it's actually hot, I wear sandals.

StepAwayFromTheThesaurus Wed 09-Mar-16 21:07:44

I like the first Clarks ones, but in sage, petal.

Petal02 Wed 09-Mar-16 21:08:40

Sorry, I'll keep quiet now! And no, i don't work for Clarks!

Glamorousglitter Wed 09-Mar-16 21:11:24

I love beige / stone ankle boots - like ash jalouse
Also superga - have my eye on some in a metalic and grey colour way

Ask brogues and ballet flats - lots to choose from

Swifey Thu 10-Mar-16 06:46:52

Ankle boots, that's a definite! Thanks everyone, I also like the superga in a metallic, will have to search those out too!

Swifey Thu 10-Mar-16 07:47:53

Are low wedges a good idea too? The trouble is some of the totally flat shoes, and especially the ones with buckles and laces are quite frumpy, and that's not what I'm looking for! grin

Glamorousglitter Fri 11-Mar-16 12:11:16

I think low wedges border in being a bit frumpy sorry

Petal02 Fri 11-Mar-16 12:26:07

I always think flat shoes need to look 'intentional' - ie: "I'm wearing these shoes because I love them and they look great", which is so much better than an apologetic, frumpy "this is the only thing I can walk in" style.

If you know what I mean. Of course it all depends on your personal opinion of style and frumpy-ness though !!!!

PrimalLass Fri 11-Mar-16 12:27:56

I have these in two colours, but can't decide yet if I'm keeping them. I have the more 'bondage' version with lots of straps from a few years ago, and they are very comfy.

looki Fri 11-Mar-16 14:47:38

Following with interest. I have the Camper ones but although they are light, I couldn't imagine wearing them with a dress, they really are quite dark and wintery.

I think the mary janes linked are very frumpy, although admittedly they are practical. They tend to make (my) calves look even bigger than they actually are.

I wore Clarks' brogues last year (when I wasn't wearing converse) and thought they looked quite smart.

ExConstance Fri 11-Mar-16 16:22:49

There are lots of nice Dune Sandals on the John Lewis site - everything from flats to very high heels.

Thankfulforeveryday Fri 11-Mar-16 16:55:49

I've just bought these, love them!!!

Thankfulforeveryday Fri 11-Mar-16 16:56:25

Oh it didn't post my picture....

Petal02 Fri 11-Mar-16 17:33:38

I've never managed to make lace-up or high fronted shoes work with skirts or dresses, unless I'm wearing thick black tights.

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