First Look: Ubiquitous Denim – Not Jeans

I won’t ask how many pair of jeans you own, but suspect there are a couple of dresses or skirts in the closet as well. If not, why not? They’re even easier and more feminine, better for warmer weather, and mostly very inexpensive.



Left: Catherine Catherine Malandrino Candy Two-Way Off-The-Shoulder Denim Dress– Feel the sun on your shoulders! Elasticized off-the-shoulder neckline with ruffled popover. Side seam pockets. Pullover style. Machine washable Tencel. A go-to garment. Sale $70.80

Center: Marina Denim Candace Dress– Long and lean. Unlined, cotton/spandex dress with front snap button closure and side patch pockets. Looks like a slightly high waist. $165.00

Right: Denim Sundress with Crossfront– Rather ladylike and more finished than its predecessors. Knee length a-line dress with empire waist and halter neck. $33.75

More Sundresses Left to RightcoverStella McCartney Denim Dress– Girly and modern- Short, casual play dress of cotton/elastane with geometric cut-outs front and back.  $675.00

Clayton Eunice Dress– Flirty summer dress with peek-a-boo tie front. Unlined cotton/spandex. Front center slit. Back zipper closure. $158.00

Marques’ Almedia Asymmetric Frayed Denim Dress– Very insouciant. More graceful worn with flats or sandals. Ready for a day of exploring outdoor markets or ruins. Light-blue stretch fabric of machine washable nylon/cotton/polyurethane. Zipper fastening along side. 50% off at $290.00

See by Chloe Denim Overall Midi Dress– A more womanly take on ever present overalls. Square neckline; racerback. Buttoned shoulder straps. Front patch pocket. Banded waist; elasticized back. Flap pocket at left hip. A-line silhouette. High front slit. Arched hem. $395.00

Shirtdresses Left to Right

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Halogen Belted Denim Shirtdress– Particularly good for petites. Lightweight denim detailed with oversized chest pockets. Double-D-ring belt defines the figure and a back locker loop reinforces design heritage. Point collar, elbow length sleeves. Unlined cotton/polyester/ spandex.  $119.00

Polo Ralph Lauren Denim Shirtdress– Classic silhouette cut slimmer. This one would also make a good duster. Point collar. Buttoned placket. Long sleeves with buttoned barrel cuffs. Darts and the front and back. $245.00

Connected Belted Button-Front Denim Dress– Stretch denim (unlined, washable  polyester/spandex) shirtdress elevated by a Mandarin collar and tailored, feminine fit. Button front closure. $79.00

Bantynan – 3/4-Sleeve Denim Midi Shirtdress– This one flows giving the illusion of a less tailored choice. Light denim with shirt collar and button front. $57.86



Left: Calvin Klein Fit & Flair Midi Dress– Knee length denim look polyester/rayon/spandex. Asymmetrical stitching at the waist. Boat neck. Exposed back zipper closure. $134.00

Center: XCVI Long Paneled Denim Tank Dress– Easy. Whiskering, fading and mesh insets provide contemporary detail. Bateau neckline. Midcalf. Slipover style. Concealed back zipper closure. $180.00

Right: Neiman Marcus High Neck Denim Sheath Dress– Perfect for the office. Stretch denim. High neckline. Seam at waist. Straight hem; front slit. Back zipper. Machine washable cotton/ spandex. Sale $83.30

Skirts Left to Right


Style & Co Button-Front Denim Skirt– Flattering shape, traditional approach. Classic five-pocket styling. Seam detail at front and back. Hits generously at calf. Machine washable cotton/ polyester/spandex. $59.50

See by Chloe Indigo Denim Skirt– Pretty tulip cut. Mid-length stretch denim in ‘washed’ indigo. Fading throughout. Single-pocket styling. Concealed button closure at front. Logo embroidered in yellow at back waistband. Central vent at front hem. Silver-tone hardware. Tonal stitching. Cotton/elastane. $330.00

GAP Denim A-Line Wrap Skirt– Cute and casual. Silhouette sits at the waist, flares gently from the hip. Wrap detail with tie closure at waist. Machine washable cotton/denim. Wash before wear. Color may transfer when new. $49.95

Style & Co Denim Pencil Skirt- This one’s almost jeans. Classic five pocket styling. Button closures at front; belt loops. Unlined. Hits at the knee. Open hem. Machine washable cotton/polyester/spandex. Sale $31.99

Not Shown: Madwell Stretch Denim Wrap Skirt with asymmetric closure $90.00

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