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 recently snapped herself 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?
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.
Adidas Originals NMD R1 Trainers In White, £130
With more than 5 million posts, according to fashion shipping company Forward2Me, Adidas’s NMD range is Instagram’s most popular trainer. Available in a whole host of colours, the range is a celeb favourite with Kylie Jenner, Gigi, Hailey Baldwin and fiancé Justin Bieber among its famous fan base.
Nike Air Max 95 SE In Glitter, £129.95
Add a bit of sparkle to your outfit with these Nike Air Mas 95 in glitter. Tipped to neon of 2018’s best shoes, these new 95s update the original design with a sleeker more modern look.
Reebok Classics, Leather Pastel Pink, £50
Who says you can’t have comfort and style? These pale pink Classics are just begging to paired up with a crochet dress.
Vans Checkerboard Old Skool Lite, Schuh, £70
We all became obsessed with the black version last year, but Vans’ Old Skool shoe in checkerboard are now being worn by a whole host of celebrities as the check/ tweed trend comes in. Pair these beauts up with a plain dress to turn it into a statement look.
Veja Espar Logo Leather Sneaker, £90
If you’ve not heard of Veja, you soon will as these trainers are taking over London right now. Since Emma Watson wore the ethical French brand, they are being rocked all over Instagram. The classic white shoes (made from recycled plastic bottles and wild rubber) feature a distinct V-logo in varying colours on each side.
Adidas Originals Superstar, £79.95
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 2 Trainers, £84.99
Big, bad chunky trainers are on trend. 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 Gunmetal, £44.99
These shiny yet smart Converse are perfect for dressing up.
Adidas Forum White Low Top Sneakers, £89.95, Adidas
One of Kendall Jenner’s favourite pairs, these bold trainers will go with literally everything in your wardrobe.
Puma x Fenty Cleated Creepers in Surf Dazzling Blue Green £130
Rounding up our list is Rihanna’s 2018 version of her most Fenty x Puma creeper. Rih took inspiration from racing when designing the collection and this pair is for those who like to make a statement.
Adidas White Prophere Trainers,£54.99
Trending high and getting heaps of instalove, the Adidas Prophere is one of 2018s coolest creps.