How to Style Mules With Dresses

How to Style Mules With Dresses

Mules are a fabulous shoe style, whether for wearing casually, professionally  or dressing up for an occasion or party. With endless styling options available thanks to slip-on mules, mule sandals, closed toe mules, our selection of ladies’ mules work for a wide array of settings. Although mules are hardly a new style, reigning supreme in the fashion world for decades gone by, the classic slip-on mule is really having a moment in 2021. Seen on celebrities and runways alike, the mule is the must have shoe trend for the upcoming seasons, and beyond. Described as a backless shoe that you can slip on and off with ease, mules offer effortless, easy wear, ideal for warmer days. With so many exciting ways to style mules, we take a look at some tips on trips on how to best style mules with dresses for instant style points. 

How to Style Mules

What are Mule Shoes


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What season can you wear mules?

Due to their backless silhouette and easy, relaxed nature, mules are perfect for the Spring and Summer months. Mules are a great choice for days when you might want to go barefoot, such as at the beach or in a grassy garden, as they give effortless slip on and off appeal, ideal for warmer days. There is no better feeling than slipping off your shoes to sink your toes into the soft sand of a beach, and a pair of mules makes this effortless. In Autumn and Winter, you could try pairing your mule clogs with a pair of woolen socks for a cosy take on the slip on style, and of course, slipper mules are a great indoor choice no matter the season!


Can you wear mules with a dress?

Absolutely! Mules look fantastic teamed with a whole array of dresses. Whether you are looking for a casual everyday look or an elegant evening occasion, there is a mule for every setting! For more formal occasions, a heeled mule can be a very elegant choice. An elegant patterned style such as our Dual Strap Heeled Mule gives a very effective and striking silhouette, whilst still being supportive thanks to the combination of the two wide straps. For longer periods of time on your feet, for example at an evening party, opt for styles with a block heel which will allow for a more even distribution of weight on your feet, which will make them less likely to hurt.  Mules look as fantastic teamed with fitted, pencil-style dresses as with tiered, wide-hem midi dresses alike. Presenting an endless array of styling and occasion options, a pair of ladies’ mules really are a worthwhile investment. A pair of shoes that you will pull out season after season, holiday after holiday, mules are a great addition to any ladies’ capsule wardrobe.


How to wear flat mules with dresses

Flat mules are the perfect slip-on style for everything from a day running errands to a day at a summer party. Ideal for a lovely summer’s day at a family barbecue, or an afternoon in the park, the effortless slip-on wear of mules lends themselves well to the flowing silhouette of a midi skirt or dress. Whether you choose a sweet floral style for the summer, or a classic box pleated skirt, the silhouette of the mules complements the wider hem of the mid length dress. Try slipping your mules on with a bright sundress for hotter days, or on cooler days try pairing them with a denim dress or jeans. Remember, there are no rules when it comes to fashion, there are countless styling options which include mules and dresses, so have fun experimenting with what you have in your wardrobe!


How should mules fit?

As much as the style of the mule is important, the most important thing when shopping for mules, or any shoes, is to make sure that the fit is comfortable. Due to the slip-on silhouette of mules, it is vital that they have a snug fit to ensure that the shoes can not slip off whilst you are walking or moving. However, it is also key to ensure that they are not too tight on your foot that they could rub or cause blisters, especially at the sides of the foot where there could be more friction. When you try your mules on for the first time, take them for a little stroll to ensure that they are comfortable on both feet. If you have a narrow fit foot, look to styles which have adjustable straps which can be adjusted to tighten across the foot, as these will give more support. If you wear a wide fit shoe, look for wide fit mules for a roomier silhouette to avoid rubbing.

Can you wear mules with a dress for a wedding?

Mules are an elegant and sophisticated choice for an occasion such as a wedding. Weddings can be a long day, so it is best to select shoes which you feel comfortable in to keep you supported throughout the day, and on to the dancefloor in the evening! If you prefer a thinner heel, why not try something like our Heeled Peep Toe Mule which is slightly thicker than a stiletto, without compromising on the elegant style. Or, if you prefer a block heel, our Block Heel Leather Mules are a very versatile choice and offer additional support due to the strap at the heel. Either way, you are sure to look fabulous! 

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