Can’t Top the Hi-Top

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Hi-Tops Style Inspiration

Photo: Stefany A

Believe me, I think heels look mighty nice with dresses. But sometimes, my feet just want to be comfortable. So, I quite like how user Stefany has ‘chucked’ heels out the window and punched up the pizazz of her white frock and straw hat with exuberantly pink hi-tops. Not only must her feet feel fab, but her outfit looks cute to boot – or shoe, it you please.

What do you think wearing of hi- or lo-tops with dresses?

25 Responses to Can’t Top the Hi-Top

  1. Melissa 07/06/2010 at 5:54 pm #

    Oh man, I did the hi-tops with a dress/skirt thing for my entire sophomore year of college, even to a frat formal, which I vaguely regret.

  2. danielle 07/06/2010 at 5:57 pm #

    Love the look. Always good to stand out, just a little!

  3. rhea 07/06/2010 at 6:06 pm #

    I love it. It’s definitely a time & place thing, but for fun and casual I do it all the time.

  4. Sarah 07/06/2010 at 6:28 pm #

    I love wearing Converses with dresses and do it a lot of the time. It wouldn’t be right though for a formal occasion or with a super formal dress.

  5. Hannah Elisabeth 07/06/2010 at 7:46 pm #

    Oh hell yes! I started that in 8th grade, when I wore chucks to my 8th grade formal. Other attendees were mildly shocked, but what kind of 13 year old wants to dance around in stilettos? (ok, i still do the chucks/dress thing and now i’m 17… just not to dances anymore)

  6. Keaven Willa 07/06/2010 at 8:35 pm #

    I like it paired with a slightly fancy dress like the one she’s wearing. If it was a super casual dress, it wouldn’t be anything special or exciting, but when you mix and match what may have been previously thought of as a fashion faux pas, then we’re talking.

  7. Nicola 07/06/2010 at 8:50 pm #

    Love it!

  8. gwenyth 07/06/2010 at 9:07 pm #

    so cute i would totes wear it

  9. Jaime 07/06/2010 at 9:28 pm #

    The sneaker will never go out of style
    Hence, they make high heeled kicks.

  10. Aimee 07/06/2010 at 10:36 pm #

    I think it works great there, but it’s definitely situational. It’s also fun wearing leather ankle boots/combat boots with a dress.

  11. courtney 07/06/2010 at 11:04 pm #

    low, always low. but that’s just me. maybe i am too old to rock hi-tops…

  12. Rachel 07/06/2010 at 11:21 pm #

    i love it. I wear low tops a lot with my dresses personal preference, but high tops work just as well

  13. Angela (ModCloth) 07/07/2010 at 9:01 am #

    I had pink Converses and to make them a richer color, I colored them with a pink highlighter. 😉

  14. Amanda 07/07/2010 at 9:45 am #

    Amaaaaaaaah-zing photo! Wow.

    And who says you can’t pull it off with a “super formal” dress???? That’s the point of this whole blog- to be daring and go against the grain!

  15. Bri 07/07/2010 at 9:52 am #

    i don’t know…i feel like it can look cute sometimes, but wearing chucks with a more formal dress seems to be what people wear when they want to feel different, when really it is done way too much and all the time (but maybe thats just in my area…)
    i do, however, think the girl in the picture looks really cute. the pink shoes are unexpected and add a lot of color.

  16. Bethany 07/07/2010 at 11:13 am #

    i love any converse with dresses, provided it’s done right. The dress has to be girly enough that having a basketball shoe won’t drag it down, or the chucks have to be girly enough to spice up a drab dress.

  17. Gabriela 07/07/2010 at 12:20 pm #

    Great combo!

    I think it’s funny that people think this draws attention to you. I always thought it made me blend in because everyone else was doing it.

  18. Lisa 07/07/2010 at 1:02 pm #

    super comfy and always in style = win!

  19. Katharine Ellis Tapley 07/07/2010 at 8:42 pm #

    I once worked with a man whose wife had the coolest style. She wore black dresses and bright red Chucks. Every day. She found such variety with texture and fabric and cuts, and she ALWAYS stood out. Dresses with Chucks are always cool.

  20. Ashlynn 07/08/2010 at 3:15 am #

    Ive seen girls do that at my school but they dont do it right like this. they just look like little emos. but i really love how this looks i might have to try it out!

  21. Alicia 07/09/2010 at 5:51 pm #

    really likin’ the outfit:)

  22. Lauren 07/09/2010 at 11:42 pm #

    I’ve done it, and will do it again. I love being a walking contradiction! I know the men love it too, my ex couldn’t get enough of that look!

  23. Katie 07/11/2010 at 9:28 am #

    i’ve done this a couple times, and its always really cute 🙂 its just an adorable look in general

  24. Linda 07/11/2010 at 9:08 pm #

    Several of my friends and I wore Converse, both high and low tops, to our graduation dinner/dance with our formal dresses. While everyone else had kicked off their heels, we were dancing away comfortably. And it looks really cute in the pictures!

  25. Gracie 07/11/2010 at 11:17 pm #

    I love it, do it all the time. I just can’t be bothered wearing heels all the time. I constantly wear my grungy boots with dresses and have just gone out of a big converse with dresses phase!

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