8 of the Best Pairs of Trainers to Wear With Dresses

A classic pair of trainers is a wardrobe staple for effortlessly pulling together various outfits. Whether putting together a laid-back look for heading out to brunch or a more sophisticated style for sipping cocktails, the right pair of trainers can even take you from day to night.
Trainers have come a long way from being confined to gym wear to being a versatile option for mixing and matching with smart or casual dresses, with brands bridging the gap between comfort and fashion. Providing a comfy but stylish finish to any outfit, the right pair of trainers can certainly complete any look.
When styling an outfit, find the right colour, silhouette and fabric of trainers and consider the length of your dress to achieve a seamless look.
Why not give your outfits a lift this season and make trainers your go-to summer shoes as we explore the best trainers to wear with dresses.

Table of Contents

White trainers to wear with dresses
Black trainers to wear with dresses
High-top trainers to wear with dresses
Colourful trainers to wear with dresses
Canvas trainers to wear with dresses
Leather trainers to wear with dresses
Vegan trainers to wear with dresses
Chunky trainers to wear with dresses

Best white trainers to wear with dresses

Wondering how to wear white trainers with dresses? We’ve got you covered. The versatility of a crisp pair of white trainers offers a casual, relaxed vibe that can complement any dress. Their minimalist appeal means you can wear your white trainers with everything from linen dresses, mini dresses and maxi dresses or even pair them with an LBD for an on-trend look. White trainers are a perfect pairing with dresses, as they won’t detract attention from the main event.

Simple and versatile, our Vegan Gola Classics Women’s Coaster trainers offer superior quality. These classic white trainers first made their debut in the collection in 1976 and reflect true British heritage. Now in an updated style, these white trainers are also available with our classic Gola branding in various colourways so that you can choose a white plimsoll with a pop of colour.

Best black trainers to wear with a dress

White trainers are classics. But the colour options to wear with dresses don’t stop there as we swing to the other side of the colour spectrum. Can you wear black trainers with a dress? Absolutely.
Pair black trainers with an old skool mini dress in pastel colours to create the perfect contrast and add an edge to a feminine dress.
Our Gola Classics Women’s Grandslam Pearl Trainers offer a sumptuous suede upper with a metallic trim and heel tab with a white sole. One of our heritage-inspired styles, these black trainers will match perfectly with the season’s key looks.

Best high-top trainers to wear with a dress

High-top trainers work best with neutral mini dresses rather than midi dresses. Pair them with a slip dress and a basket bag to add a chic touch to any ensemble. Inspired by nostalgic basketball sneakers, high-top trainers have a retro appeal that never goes out of style.
The perfect transitional shoe for between seasons; let your high-top trainers take you from spring through to summer and autumn. A perfect high-top white trainer to wear with dresses is our Women’s Tennis Mark Cox High Trainers. Based on the Gola heritage style from 1975, when it was worn by tennis professional Mark Cox, this style truly embraces Gola’s long history with racquet sports.
The updated design is a modern twist on the heritage style, featuring the original Gola callouts for a classic look.

Best colourful trainers to wear with a dress

Choose colourful trainers to breathe new life into your favourite dress. Bold and bright, colourful trainers are perfect for highlighting the colours in floral dresses or pairing with a black cotton midi dress.
Chic and ever-so stylish, colourful trainers can really add some fun to a summer dress. After all, the dress doesn’t always have to be the statement. Let the trainers do the talking.
Our ​​Gola Classics Women’s Daytona Quadrant Trainers offer a glam colour palette of off-white, vista blue, gold and lily. The colours are feminine and modern against an oversized midsole to bring you a bold trainer with an edge and outstanding comfort as standard.

Best canvas trainers to wear with a dress

Canvas trainers offer a cool but casual aesthetic, which can pair well with a wealth of looks, whether it be an oversized T-shirt or, in contrast, a figure-hugging dress with cute puff sleeves, a canvas plimsoll will complete any look.
Our Vegan Gola Classics Women’s Coaster Rainbow trainers offer a fresh update on a classic canvas plimsoll. With a rainbow trim and an off-white upper, this canvas style provides a pop of colour to suit the styles in your wardrobe.
Serving style and comfort, this canvas heritage plimsoll is a perfect white trainer to wear with dresses.

Best leather trainers to wear with a dress

Add a premium finish to your ensemble with a pair of leather trainers. Leather is a classic trainer choice to wear with a dress, as it adds a smart edge to more casual looks. Whether you pair a long-sleeved or short-sleeved dress with a leather trainer, you’ll exude style.
With sun and burgundy highlights, our Gola Classics Women’s Grandslam Classic Trainers are a fantastic classic white trainer to wear with dresses. Whether dressing them up or down, this reworked court silhouette will keep your outfit clean and simple.

Best vegan trainers to wear with a dress

Vegan trainers are a great choice for those conscious of their purchasing decisions. With fashion-forward designs, you can choose a leather-alternative trainer without ever compromising on style.
Available in a range of silhouettes our vegan trainers will work with plenty of dresses, regardless of their length.
Achieve an iconic and timeless aesthetic with our Vegan Gola Classics Women’s Coaster Strap trainers. With three hook and loop strap fastenings and the iconic Gola branding, these are certainly one of the best white trainers to wear with dresses.

Best chunky trainers to wear with dresses

Chunky trainers combine masculine and feminine energy to create the perfect pair of statement trainers. Ideal for pairing with a mini or maxi dress, try matching your kicks with a floral dress with puff sleeves to provide a striking contrast. Or, take it back to the ‘00s with a statement dress to create the perfect retro look.
A classic reboot of an ‘80s silhouette, blend the past and the present with our Gola Classics Women’s Tempest Trainers. With a chunky phylon sole and a white, light grey and ash grey upper, wear this chunky trainer with various dress styles and put your best foot forward.

Find your perfect trainer

Serving up style for decades, Gola has an abundance of trainer silhouettes in a spectrum of colours to ensure the perfect finish to any look.
Although trainers are the perfect pairing with dresses, we also know that they work effortlessly with a staple pair of jeans, tailored trousers or your favourite cute skirt.
Which pair is your favourite? Explore our collection of women’s trainers to find your perfect style.

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