The Simple Dress Style Fashion People Wear With Sandals

Easy ensembles ahead.

Aline Kaplan is seen wearing Polene Paris black round leather bag, Veronica Beard beige jeans jacket, Carolina Lemke black shades, Gestuz black maxi dress and Vagabond black sandals on May 25, 2022 in Berlin, Germany.
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Okay, I'm speaking the obvious here, but sandals are undoubtedly one of the key staples to a well-balanced summer wardrobe. The beauty of that ideal silhouette (particularly a flat style) is that they can be worn with different outfits. One piece it seems every fashion person I follow on Instagram is wearing with flip-flops, strappy sandals, slides, and fisherman silhouettes is a flowy black maxi or midi dress.

This simple style with a throw-on-and-go nature is effortless and always chic. I love how you can toss on the black dress that works best for you, slip into a pair of sandals, and you're ready to go with a fashion-forward look. Below you'll uncover how style setters wear flowy black dresses and sandals. If you want to add items to your closet, there are also inspired shopping picks.

Aniyah Morinia posing in a black dress

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A dress with puff sleeves or an off-the-shoulder silhouette is absolutely gorgeous with any sandal style.

A tank dress with white sandals is fresh and elegant.

Felicia Akerstrom posing in a black dress and crossbody bag

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I'm so into this easy black dress with contrasting sandals.

Lorna of @SYMPHONYOFSILK posing in a black dress

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Consider a dress with buttons or a collar for something polished with your favorite sandals.

Brittany Bathgate posing in a black dress


This maxi style is fashion-forward and so effortless. The flip-flops add a cool spin to the look.

This article was originally published on Who What Wear

Bobby Schuessler
Market Director, Who What Wear

Bobby Schuessler is the shopping director at Who What Wear, where he oversees the shopping and market vertical. He's also an experienced style writer and produces a range of fashion and style content for Who What Wear. He covers everything from the latest trends to the best fashion finds at retailers like Nordstrom and Shopbop to the chicest outfit ideas to consider for the season. He's also covered similar topics at other media outlets, including Refinery29 and Men's Health. In addition, his work and writing has appeared on the e-commerce platforms for major retailers like Nordstrom and Gilt.