The last time you wore a denim dress was probably in 1997, and it was probably just a weird version of overalls, and you probably paired it with a sun hat a la the Olsen twins or Tia and Tamara Mowry. In short, it didn’t look great. But denim dresses are back—and they’re chic as hell. This beautiful garment comes in so many styles, colors, lengths and cuts, you just can't imagine. That's why it's so important to see the best ideas and find your favorites.
Seriously, hear me out: The newest iteration of denim dresses—and no, I don’t mean chambray, but jeans proper—are structured, modern, and totally on-trend. Ahead, I found amazing versions of the summer staple, including dark-wash pinafore, a button-down style, and a seriously cool patched slip dress that you can wear alone now or on over a turtleneck during chilly winter nights.
While a denim dress doesn't feel wildly adventurous in the wardrobe department, I'd be lying if I said I had one that was in constant outfit rotation—and I'm not exactly sure why. Perhaps it's because I have a closet full of jeans and simply neglect their dress counterparts or maybe it's due to the fact that it's not always an easy task to find a flattering denim dress, whatever the case, I've recently become fixated on the task of styling a denim dress for spring, which is why I culled an assortment of interesting outfits that I suspect will arouse your denim dress desires as well. You can have fun with denim tee dresses, denim maxi dresses, or denim shirtdresses, it's up to you what style to choose. Scroll down for stylish looks from some of your favorite women designers, be sure to recreate one of these denim dress outfit ideas this year.