The Dress-and-Boot Combos That Work Every Time

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If you can find a more iconic fashion duo than the dress-and-boot combo, do tell. This pairing is so easy to fall back on right now when the days are shortening and the weather is dull so we’re not able to get as creative with our wardrobes. Grab a go-to dress, throw on a pair of sheer tights and your favourite boots and you’re ready.

We’ve spotted some of our favourite influencers wearing excellent dress-and-boot combinations recently, which inspired us to start the shopping list below. Although you can be pretty safe in the knowledge that most boot styles go with most dresses, these street style looks might just inspire you to leave your comfort zone and try a new pairing this season. I’m on the lookout for the perfect black chunky pair to balance out the feminine maxi dresses I'm lusting after this season. Midi dresses were made for knee-high boots, and longer maxi styles work excellently with statement ankle boots.

Keep scrolling for more inspiration and to shop the best styles.

Style Notes: When in doubt, keep it simple with a cute pie crust mini dress and chunky boots.

Ganni + NET SUSTAIN Floral-Print Recycled Stretch-Mesh Midi Dress (£225)

Rta Western Boots (£892)

Style Notes: We couldn’t not include Enis’s mint jumper dress and knee-high boot combo. If these boots make all legs look this good, we’re sold.

Zara Knit Dress With Gathered Shoulders (£28)

John Lewis & Partners + Erica Davies Valeria Leather Slouched Heel Knee Boots (£145)

Style Notes: We’re crushing on Bettina’s yellow-and-blue pairing here. The prairie-style dress works so well with pointed-toe croc-embossed boots.

Nanushka Satin Flared Shirt Dress (£699)

Isabel Marant Lomero Knee-High Boots (£1085)

Style Notes: Buckled boots always toughen up a floral dress. Lisa’s layered look is inspiring us for the colder weather.

Rixo Martha Floral-Print Dress (£285)

Aeyde Belinda Suede Ankle Boots (£328)

Style Notes: We’ll never say no to an animal-print dress. Monikh styles her perfectly with a quilted puffa and lace-up chunky black boots. Forever our style inspo.

& Daughter + NET SUSTAIN Veronica Organic Cotton-Poplin Dress (£450)

Russell and Bromley 8 Eyelet Combat Boot (£225)

Style Notes: Nanushka is always a winner for dresses. Alexis Foreman keeps it clean and simple with this long style. We love that she pairs it with classic black ankle boots. You can’t go wrong here.

Isabel Marant Paisley-Print Shirt Dress (£880)

Paris Texas Dallas Slim Leather Cowboy Boots (£547)

Style Notes: As Jeanette Madsen proves, the best way to make a formal maxi dress daytime appropriate is it pair it with chunky flat boots and your favourite mini bag.

Rejinapyo Kirsty Dress Viscose Print Floral Pink (£725)

& Other Stories Leather Chelsea Boots (£120)

Next up, the biggest autumn/winter 2021 fashion trends to know.

This piece was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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