Upgrade Your Casual: Add The Denim Dress to Your Style Game

Without question, denim is a fashion mainstay. You’re as likely to have it in your closet as you are to have an LBD, a crisp white shirt or a tailored trouser. But it’s also probable that your denim is in the form of jeans.

Less common is the denim dress, and we think it’s high-time for that to change. And why not? The denim dress feels more sophisticated than a denim skirt, but retains all the versatility and comfort of jeans. It’s stylish and just a touch unexpected — particularly for those of us who default to jeans on the regular.

6 Denim Dresses for Fall

Here are six denim dresses we’re eyeballing for fall.

The denim shirt dress

Perfect if you work in an environment with a slightly relaxed dress code, or for date night or lunch in the city with friends, this polished dress from ASOS epitomizes class. It’s beautifully defined with clean lines and a self-tie belt that creates definition and contributes to a figure-flattering look.

Layer it over a turtleneck or a blouse when it’s chilly, or throw a cardigan on top.

The flutter dress

This sweet take on a classic elevates your denim dress wardrobe with feminine details. The unexpected, fluttery hem pairs perfectly with those airy sleeves. A self-tie belt at the waist flatters by keeping the lines closer to your body.

Wear this denim dress on its own or pair it with leggings when fall rolls in.

Shirt dress

The ultimate investment piece, this smart dress is one that you’ll wear season after season without fail. The faded dark indigo feels wonderfully classic, while the bold brass buttons offer eye-catching contrast.

Wear this piece with suede ankle booties all season long for an instantly pulled together, effortless look.

Wrangler denim dress

Who but Wrangler could really do justice to the denim shirt dress? The label capitalizes on true western style with this old-school dress that is perfectly faded in all the right places. Featuring long sleeves, a self-tie belt, and western yokes for an authentic touch, this is the perfect dress for channeling your inner country star.

Popover dress

This piece from Lucky Brand meets your every need: it’s effortless, comfortable, and stylish all at once. With its long sleeves, it’s perfect for a brisk day and looks just right whether worn as is or with a pair of leggings and booties.

The jersey denim dress

If the idea of wearing denim all over seems too stiff, Z Supply has this clever compromise — it’s sure looks like denim, but it’s actually made of jersey. So it feels as soft as your oldest pair of boyfriend jeans right out of the gate.

The ruffles at the shoulders cleverly enhance a smaller waist — no belt required! Wear this dress with sneakers or sandals or wedges and a cuff bracelet for easy weekend style.

Tanya

Staff Writer at The Budget Fashionista
Tanya is a seasoned journalist based in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Specializing in fashion, beauty, and travel, she loves to explore new places, read as much as possible, and scour the web for fabulous finds — all in the name of research, of course.