The Prettiest Printed Dresses and the Best Shoes to Pair Them With

Judith Jones
·5 min read

Nothing puts me in a joyful mood quite like a feel-good printed dress. It livens up my look in an instant and requires minimal accessories and thought. Moreover, they're ideal for when you want to look like you made an effort (with zero effort actually required).

Whether you opt for statement florals, trending checkerboard prints or runway-approved rainbow stripes, this season there are plenty of pretty patterns to get your hands on for the warm weather ahead. Today, I wanted to share some of my absolute favorite printed frocks on the market right now that I can't stop thinking about along with the best shoes to wear with each one. How's that for a no-brainer outfit?

There's a little something for every taste and budget, so whether you're headed to the beach or brunch, keep scrolling for some winning dress-and-shoe outfit combos that I guarantee will garner all the compliments.

Réalisation The Devon in 70s Floral ($180)

A fashion-girl favorite, we love the retro '70s print on this one. All you need is a pair of neutral espadrilles to complete your look.

Castañer Carina Canvas Ankle-Tie Espadrilles ($135)

Rixo Tabitha Midi Dress ($375)

We can always trust Rixo for the prettiest feel-good prints. For a casual look style this stunner with a pair of easy slides.

Seychelles Seychelles Lighthearted Slide in Black ($99)

Zara Gingham Mini Dress ($50)

Spring is here which means it's time to sport a carefree gingham dress. Add an edge to the feminine frock with a pair of chunky sporty sandals.

Teva Midform Universal Sandal ($60)

Reformation Abbott Floral Minidress ($98)

We can see ourselves wearing this pretty ditsy floral print for every upcoming spring and summer occasion. It will look so charming with a pair of leather braided sandals.

Zara Tied Flat Leather Sandals ($50)

Holiday the Label Vacation Slip Dress in Camel Check ($170)

Checkerboard prints are trending hard this season. Pair this super-cool slip dress with a pair of flatform slides.

Vagabond Shoemakers Courtney Flatform Slide Sandal ($120)

Ganni Checked Seersucker Mini Dress ($235)

This check print looks all the more charming with its vintage-inspired collar and voluminous sleeves. Wear it with an equally cool pair of cushy thong sandals.

Zara Tied Flat Leather Sandals ($80)

Lisa Says Gah Lena Babydoll Mini Dress ($189)

Make a statement in bright rainbow colors and don't skimp on bold shoes either!

Mango Leather Braided Sandals ($100)

The Reformation Aviva Dress ($248)

This can easily be dressed up or down for a picnic or rustic wedding. Chunky espadrilles or clogs will be a winning shoe combo.

Chloé Woody Logo-Print Canvas Espadrille Platform Slides ($525)

Rixo Larissa Bow-Detailed Floral-Print Crepe Mini Dress ($265)

This silhouette is so easy to wear. If you're not wearing it with elegant sandals go for a cool pair of sneakers.

Adidas Originals + Wales Bonner Nizza Leather-Trimmed Canvas Sneakers ($178)

Free People Petunia Mini Dress ($128)

An Insta-worthy open-back dress! All you need is simple slides.

Zara Faux Patent Leather Slide Sandals ($30)

& Other Stories Printed Puff Sleeve Midi Dress ($129)

How bold and beautiful is this print? Guaranteed to put you in the best of moods. Play with color and wear it with vibrant sandals.

3.1 Phillip Lim Lily Flat Sandals ($85)

Agua by Agua Bendita Pistacho Grosellas-Printed Poplin Dress ($790)

If you're going to splurge on a pretty printed dress you cannot go wrong with Agua by Agua Benedita. We're getting serious Bridgerton vibes here. White strappy sandals are your best shoe choice.

Sam Edelman Tihana Sandal ($110)

The Reformation Rilynn Dress ($198)

This is giving us all the vintage vibes. Go full-on fashion girl and pair with trending fisherman sandals.

Staud Elsa Sandal ($375)

Mango Tie-Dye Print Dress ($80)

If you love tie-dye, this statement dress is for you. Keep the rest of your look simple with white slides or mules.

Who What Wear Jane Mule ($99)

Meadows Heli Dress - Roses ($240)

This vintage-inspired frock is making us want to run through fields of flowers in Provence. Give it a cool-girl edge and pair it with high-top sneakers.

Nike Blazer Mid '77 Se Sneaker ($100)

Urban Outfitters Mila Midi Shirt Dress ($69)

An Urban Outfitters best seller, this shirtdress says spring has sprung. It's best paired with a chic pair of cream sandals.

Charles & Keith White Buckle Double Strap Flats ($46)

The Reformation Sanford Linen Dress ($218)

We're getting major Jeanne Damas vibes here. Style it with cute espadrilles, bien sûr.

Bella Vita Sylvie Ii Espadrille Wedge Sandal ($80)

Shop Dôen Sloan Dress in Betsy Ann ($548)

The flattering silhouette of this Dôen dress is everything. Simply add cushy flatform flip flops.

ATP Atelier Melitto Sandals ($350)

Faithfull the Brand Naline Long Sleeve Minidress ($179)

We'll always love a paisley print in earthy shades. Wear with similar hued sandals.

Mango Leather Straps Sandals ($60)

De La Vali Christabel Ruffled Polka-Dot Recycled Twill Mini Dress ($410)

This polka-dot dress is playful, fun, and just what we need this summer. Give it a modern touch with chunky fisherman sandals.

Source Unknown Fisherman Sandals in Butter ($72)

Up next, these 5 Latin-American brands have the prettiest summer prints in the game.

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