Shoes to Wear with Vintage Dresses

I’ve been on a bit of a shoe mission this week. I’m not very good at winter vintage looks, I’m all about 1950s summer dresses and the colder months see me retreating back to high street dresses and even jeans. I do have some very lovely vintage dresses that would be great for the colder months but I want some perfect shoes to wear with them.

1940s shoe advert (source)

It’s actually very hard to find many affordable vintage inspired shoes on the high street, but one place which does have a hint for the past is Clarks. Although they aren’t truelly authentic in vintage style a lot of the shoes I’ve spotted at Clarks definitely pay homage to the past, especially the 1940s.

I couldn’t resist putting a few of my favourites together to try and decide which pair to buy…


Row One – 1234

Row Two – 1 – 2 – 34

Row Three – 1234

Row Four – 1234

This pair is top of my shopping list, they are so pretty!

And is the sixties are more your thing then, the new Orla Kiely range at Clarks is the one for you. I absolutely love Orla Kiely’s retro designs so I was really excited for the launch of this range. I really really want a pair (or two)…

Row One – 123

Row Two – 1234

Row Three – 123

Row Four – 1234

I hope you like all my choices, and I’m sorry in advance for any shoe splurges that I may have caused!


    • vintagefrills January 24, 2014 / 8:25 pm

      Oooh I love them!!!

  1. Jessica Cangiano January 25, 2014 / 2:29 am

    Some of these are seriously tempting! Great selection, you’ve really captured the spirit of the 40s, 50s and 60s with your various selections. I love the black pair that’s topping your list, too. There’s scarcely a 1940s outfit around you couldn’t partner those beauties with.

    ♥ Jessica

  2. Fay January 25, 2014 / 10:26 am

    Row Four number 3 of the first Clarks selection would be my top choice – they would go with so much. Those and a lovely pair of brogues which I know aren’t on there but would just be sooooo nice right about now!

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