For those of you who are wondering what to wear underneath your lovely maxi dresses, the best shoe to pair them with is a summer sandal. Though I adore flats, I just don’t think they look right with a patio dress – unless they are super strappy and open toed, at least. The best summer sandals to wear with a long summer dress are the Bernardo or Mystique flip flops, gladiators and ankle-wrap sandals. Sandalworld has a fantastic selection of the prettiest summer sandals, including the below. Their sandals retail between $50 – $150, so while they are not cheap, many of the sandals are made from real leather and semi-precious stones and should last years.