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2 Must-Have Denim Dress Styles in 10 Cute Looks

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We don’t need to be told that denim fashion is for more than just jeans. But sometimes we may need to be reminded that we also have many denim dress styles to choose from! Some refer to dresses made from denim as jean dresses and jeans are what usually comes to mind when referring to denim. After the celebrity dress pictures, I’ve posted some fabulous dresses in denim for your perusal! Read on for more.

I’ve posted two types of dresses made from denim. The first type uses the denim fabric for the dress but not the signature construction elements of jeans (buttons, flap pockets). The dresses are typically what you’d find if they were made from other fabric and can be in the style of an A-line dress, sheath dress, etc. These dresses can even be worn to a casual-dressy event. The second type does incorporate the signature jean construction elements which you would find on jeans – buttons and flap pockets, into the dress design.

The Midi Style Denim Dress

First up denim tea dress styles. In July 2018 Duchess Meghan Markle wore a cap-sleeve, belted Carolina Herrera denim dress to the Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup event. She accessorized this look with blush heels by Aquazurra and a J.Crew clutch purse.

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Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex wearing a denim dress by Carolina Herrera

Melania Trump donned a similar look in May of 2019 to a Be Best campaign White House event., But this time the FLOTUS chose a sleeveless, belted Emilia Wickstead dress and nude stilettos by Christian Louboutin to complete her outfit

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First Lady Melania Trump in a denim dress by Emilia Wickstead

Garcelle Beauvais attended Tommy Hilfiger’s New York Fashion Show in September of 2019 wearing a long sleeved denim dress, accessorizing the outfit with red heels and a black clutch.

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Garcelle Beauvais wearing a denim dress

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This dress has a bit of polish similar to the ones worn by Meghan Markle, Melania Trump and Garcelle Beauvais.

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This dress doesn’t come with a belt but you can certainly add your own belt – a denim belt, a leather belt or a cinch belt such as the one here in a deep blue color.

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This Calvin Klein Sleeveless V-Neck Coat Dress in color Blue Denim has more the look and texture of denim as the dress fabric is not mostly cotton as denim fabric typically is.

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This belted wrap dress is shorter than the ones above but still a stylish option your wardrobe.

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This dress has a similarity to the others in that it is a belted dress. Check out this cute puff-sleeve denim shirt dress from New York & Company,

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Jean Dress Style with Signature Construction Elements

The second style is more like a jean dress in that the hardware, metallic donut buttons or tack buttons used on jeans, are used as closures or are used as decorative buttons on the dress. Quite often you will see pockets on the front of a denim dress that look like the flap back pockets on jeans.

The denim dress Gabrielle Union is wearing has tack style buttons as a design element.

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Gabrielle Union Wearing a Jean Dress

Denim is timeless. Alexa Chung is seen here wearing an Alexa Chung AG Pixie Denim Dress from the Alexa Chung x AG Collection in 2015

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Alexa Chung wearing a denim dress

Amanda Holden in a body-con dress from Michelle Keegan’s Very Collection

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Amanda Holden wearing a denim dress

Kendall Jenner out and about in a mini jean dress

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Kendall Jenner Wearing a Jean Dress

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