10 Trainers That Will Slay With Any Dress

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Rewind to 2006, when Lily Allen made wearing trainers with a big bouncy prom dress a thing. Now, over ten years later (how has it been that long?!), the trend is back thanks to another music and fashion icon: Rihanna.

Riri snapped herself earlier this week rocking a pair of chunky white kicks with a stunning Molly Goddard gown, making us want to wear our comfiest trainers to every wedding from now on. Totally fine, right?


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If you’re as into this combo as we are, then you’ll want to shop some of these — to quote Bella Hadid, lol — “dope” new trainers that’ll look the part with any dramatic gown.

Nike Air Max Thea Premium in Metallic Bronze, £99.95


womens gold nike thea premium trainers

Kendall’s got them, Emma Watson wears them and you’re going to want to add them to your Christmas list. This daintier take on the classic Air Max is perfect for a sleeker, more modern look.

Vans Old Skool Retro Sport in Pale Pink, £60


vans old skool pink retro trainers

We’ve all become obsessed with the black version this year, but Vans’ Old Skool shoe in pink will give any glam get-up a softer touch.

Reebok Classics Leather Hype, £69.95  £34.98


reebok silver leather hype trainers

Who says you can’t have comfort and style? These distressed silver Classics are just begging to be worn to a Christmas party.

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New Look Black Velvet Embroidered Slip On Plimsolls, £19.49


new look black embroidered plimsols

If you’re after something a little more demure, these smart slip ons should do the trick. The embroidery makes them feel less running track, more dinner date.

Adidas Originals Superstar, £79.95


Adidas white and gold trainers

These Adidas trainers are a true sporting classic, and they look even better with a flash of on-trend metallic. Plus, you can personalise them for an extra special touch.

Fila Disruptor Low Trainers, £75


White Fila Disruptor low trainers

Make like Rihanna and go full-on chunky in these 90s-feel trainers by Fila — the perfect contrast to billowing ball gown.

Converse All Star Ox Trainers in Metallic Cyan, £39


Teal converse all start trainers

A flash of colour never goes a miss when it comes to dressing up, and these shiny yet smart Converse fit the bill perfectly.

Fenty x Puma Cleated Creeper in Black, £120


black puma trainers wedge

Gain some extra height in a pair of trainers designed by Rihanna herself. Taken from the latest drop of her Fenty x Puma collection, these chunky creepers will not be missed under any dress.

ASOS Delilah Star and Moon Trainers, £25


asos white moon and stars trainers

These trainers are CUUUTE with a capital C and we need them in our lives, like, yesterday. Dainty yet bold, these ASOS beauties will go with literally everything in your wardrobe.

New Balance 574 Sport in Rose Gold, £80


pink new balance trainers

If you’ve not yet reached the peak of your rose gold obsession, then get ready to snap up these New Balance bad boys up. Cute, shiny, comfy… what’s not to love?

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