Who says that an LBD (little black dress) or a sexy, short dress can look good only when teamed with heels? That, too, the towering ones that most women find it difficult to walk around in? Ditch heels a la Bollywood actors Kriti Sanon and Shilpa Shetty Kundra among others, who are making a case for active footwear, be it running shoes, sneakers or trainers. And, giving the comfy feet brigade a thumbs-up are our fashion experts.

“Talk about comfort, and sneakers are a savior. They look chic; I personally prefer sneakers with dresses,” says designer Rina Dhaka.

“Sneakers are [everywhere] these days — teamed with denim, palazzos, pantsuits and even saris. While nothing can beat the hotness of heels, sneakers have found a friend in short dresses, too,” adds designer Anvita Sharma.

But remember, there are some dos and don’ts here. “Experiment with prints and colors. For example, you can wear polka-dotted sneakers with a striped dress,” says stylist Sahil Gulati. “But never make the mistake of wearing ankle length sneakers with a short dress. A sheath dress can be teamed with trainers, and a frilly one will look good with sneakers,” adds Gulati.

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