There’s a season that lends itself to a certain style, and fabric, and when celebrities get in on the act, you know it has to be a wardrobe must-have. We are talking about the denim dress, where the fabric is thick enough to keep you warm whilst the weather heats up, but cool enough if we get a hot spring day. Denim dresses are as versatile as they are stylish, and this spring there are some great designs to choose from.
What we love about denim dresses is that you can team them up with skinny t-shirts or turtle-neck sweaters, or layer up with baggy shirts over the top or wrap around your favourite chunky knit cardigan. This season sees a host of different styles from shift dresses, skater dresses, shirt dresses and even dungarees in a dress form.
And colours are all shades of blue, from electric brights, dip dye to faded cotton. Compliment simple dress cuts with oversized leather accessories for optimum effect, or team patterned denim dresses with minimal metallics. However you style your new denim dress, it is perfect for channeling a laid back style, so often showcased by celebrities in the media.
In the meantime, here are our selection of the best denim dresses this spring:
Now this is an unusual dress from MOTO. The Denim Check Shift Dress comes with a zip and centre back and pockets in side seams. In a flattering shift style that will suit most body shapes. 100% Cotton. Machine washable. Sizes 6 to 16. Buy from Topshop.com.
A great casual Oasis shirt dress with long sleeves. Features a faded denim texture with classic button front fastenings and a Western-style tipped collar, all completed with a fashionable skinny tan belt. Dress it up for a glam affair with metallic jewellery, or go casual with cowboy boots and leather accessories. In sizes 8 to 16. Buy from johnlewis.com.
A fabulous faded style shirt dress from New Look, for those of you who prefer a lighter, bleached out denim colour. This is a classic denim shirt dress with rolled up sleeves, an oxford collar, breast pockets and signature metal stud buttons. Superbly contrasted with a tan skinny belt. In sizes 8 to 18. Buy from newlook.com
You can always trust Joe Browns to design a one off individual dress, and this denim dress is no exception. Complete with jacquard detail at the chest, they have teamed it with a great jersey body and to finish the look there is a flouncy skirt. A real head-turner. In sizes 8 to 18. Buy from joebrowns.co.uk
Now if you thought denim couldn’t pull off a classy look then think again. This denim dress from Phase Eight perfectly demonstrates an upto date take on the fabric, complete with a back zipper to cinch you in, and made in flattering stretch soft denim. In sizes 8 to 18. Buy from houseoffraser.co.uk
This stud dress is one of our favourites and made out of a cotton blend denim fabric. It’s a shift dress but with a difference, and features a scooped neckline, rolled up sleeves, and an exposed metal zip placket at the back of the dress. We love the double denim look that combines a western edge including the stud detailing across the front. In sizes 6 to 16. Buy from warehouse.co.uk
Finally, this skater dress has been featured in LOOK magazine, and is bang on trend but with a denim twist. The chambray denim skater dress includes a short sleeve styling and a skinny contrasting waist belt and hides a zip fastening on the reverse. In sizes 6 to 16. Buy from oasis-stores.com.