Dresses You Can Wear With Tennis Shoes Were All Over London Fashion Week
Early fall weather can be confusing, frustrating, and very difficult to dress for. While you thought leaving the house in the morning wearing your favorite faux-fur jacket and chunky boots was a good idea, it wasn't until the afternoon that you realized you may have faired better in a flowy blouse and flats. That's what makes one of the biggest celebrity trends at London Fashion Week so exciting — appease all of your transitional weather needs this season with a versatile dress you can wear with tennis shoes, boots, heels, and more. Enter, ankle-grazing dresses: the style you're about to see everywhere this season.
Fall dressing is all about being prepared for anything, and this perfect hemline allows you to do just that. Shorter than a maxi but not quite a midi, ankle-grazing dresses can be styled so easily. Just take the front rows at London Fashion Week as example — celebrities and models alike paired their ankle-length dresses with sneakers for an elevated version of athleisure attire, boots for a cold-weather-appropriate outfit, or even pumps to look a little more lavish.
Put simply, this is the adaptable dress you're going to want to buy in bulk. Ahead, the celebrities who aced the trend during London Fashion Week, as well as The Zoe Report's favorite ankle-length dresses on the market right now.
Model Winnie Harlow was photographed at Love Magazine's London Fashion Week party in an ankle-length, black-lace dress that she paired with punchy, white oxfords.
Designer, former pop star, and British fashion icon Victoria Beckham was photographed wearing a printed version of the trend. She paired the long-line shirt dress with pastel-blue pumps and a matching bag.
Major style authority Anna Wintour proved this fashion statement looks just as sophisticated with a pair of snakeskin boots (a style Gigi Hadid has also frequented lately). She finished off the look with a leather trench in the perfect burgundy hue.
British reality star Millie Mackintosh wore a puffy-sleeve version, paired with one of the season's biggest trends: tall, slouchy boots.
Below, shop The Zoe Report's picks for ankle-grazing dresses that are just as chic as they are versatile.
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Checked Cotton-Blend Seersucker Maxi Dress
If it's too cold to wear this seersucker dress with sandals and a wicker bag, try brown combat boots, an oversized denim jacket, and a structured tote.
The metallic accents in this dress make it a perfect match for a pair of gold heels. On the other hand, intricate detailing often looks amazing when dressed down with sneakers and a camel coat.
Only Ribbed Jersey Maxi Dress
A ribbed shirt dress is the ultimate layering staple. Stay cozy in the day by adding a gray pullover and white booties, then shed your top layer and add black patent-leather pumps when the evening rolls around.
Rose Print Maxi Dress
Pair this sheer maxi with a black moto jacket and studded mules for a delicate, feminine style with an edgy twist.
Embroidered Elaine Maxi Slip
Although white dresses may be seen as strictly for summer, it's beyond easy to wear them well into the year. Wear this piece over a fitted turtleneck with boots to keep warm and seem like you put a lot more effort into your look than you actually did.
Toppa Leisure Stripe Dress
This soft piece will make you feel like you rolled out of bed in your favorite pajamas. Pair it with heeled mules, a fluffy coat, and a dainty clutch for a look that strikes the perfect balance between comfortable and sophisticated.