If denim shirts aren’t your thing, then how about a denim dress? Frocks made of denim seem to pop up every decade. A-line maxi denim dresses in the 70’s, strong shouldered denim shirtdresses in the 80’s, and spaghetti strap denim dresses in the 90’s (the ones you wore layered over a white T-shirt). Do these styles sound familiar ?
Now in the noughties, the silhouette of denim dress is very much up to you. From straight sheath cuts and A-line fit-and-flares, to boxy shirt styles, wraps and ruffled looks. Fabric technology has come a long way so the fitted dress styles have an ample amount of comfy stretch. If authentic denim fabric is too rugged and sloppy looking, there are plenty of dressier washes and rinses to choose from.
Denim dresses are versatile. You won’t be able to wear them in business casual settings, but they can stretch to smart casual. They can also be dressed down to super casual status with the right footwear and accessories. Layer over a cardigan or jacket for warmth. Some of the styles will even work with both ankle length and cropped leggings.
One tip: swapping out the self fabric belt of shirtdress styles for something with texture or colour is a great way to break up the look of an all denim item.
So whose feeling denim dresses? You’ll see mine tomorrow.
An assortment of denim dress styles: sheath, shirt, wrap and fit-and-flare. I chose a boxy shirt style and it’s my favourite dress so far this season.