Kylie Jenner and Megan Fox brought back denim dresses
The iconic denim look worn by Britney Spears at the American Music Awards circa 2001 is back, with a twist. Head-to-toe denim style is now inspiring celebrities like Bella Hadid to offer their take on the Canadian tuxedo, with mini, midi and maxi denim dresses taking center stage. Recently, Kylie Jenner and Megan Fox the two donned their own versions of the denim dress, with a modern upgrade.
In two of Jenner’s recent Instagram posts, she poses in different variations of the denim dress trend. Both dresses are tight, with a strapless version which features metallic details like studs, eyelets and even dangling keys, as well as denim accents in different washes and colors. Shortly after, Jenner took the trend even further, sporting a long sleevedacid wash dress that included more stretch, and featured embellishments and a patchwork design in the front.
Megan Fox was also recently inspired by the fabric, sporting the look as she walked the streets of New York – she even called out Britney and Justin in her Instagram post. Fox’s denim style was anything but subtle, wearing a denim mini dress with a zip down the middle, matching denim studded boots and a full length denim coat with matching fur trim.
As Jenner and Fox have proven, wearing denim doesn’t have to mean you’re casual. In fact, their denim dress styles offered a chic sophistication for a fabric that usually translates to casualness. The versatility of a denim dress – plus its level of comfort – is one of the most beneficial features. Dress up your look by pairing it with simple white sneakers, or go bolder like Jenner and Fox with heeled boots and statement jewelry. We’ve found some of the most wearable denim dress styles from free people which are quite easy to customize to your own style.
Denim mini dresses
Perfect for the transitional fall weather, the denim mini dress is playful and a great option to wear with boots on cooler days. The Sammi Denim Mini Dress by Free People, available in a light indigo or soft black wash, can be worn with everything from combat boots to stilettos, and has a flattering silhouette that defines the waist. The belt Celia Denim Mini features the ever-popular puff sleeve trend, along with unique stitch detailing and functional pockets. The two button-front dresses – one with exposed hardware and one concealed – can be worn as your new go-to throughout the seasons. Take inspiration from Jenner and opt for an option with embellishments, like studded Bennett short dressthat spice up basic denim.
Denim Midi Dresses
Hitting below the knee but above the ankle, a midi denim dress is easy enough to quickly put together for effortless chic style. The New In Town denim midi dress, available in light blue or dark blue, has a streamlined silhouette that can easily be topped off with a blazer in cooler weather. Like the New In Town, the Moe’s denim midi dress has a lower neckline for a peek-a-boo camisole or brami to wear underneath. Fashion adventurers can try the KA.TL.AK Restructured Lee Denim Skirt/Dress, which works double duty so you can get two looks in one. Wear it at the waist as an ankle-length skirt with a slit above the knee, or take the “belt” and turn it into a dungaree-style dress. Jenner’s long-sleeve denim midi dress, which she captioned with a simple “out n about” in her Instagram post, shows off the versatility of this breezy style.
Long denim dresses
The denim dungarees look is also available in Free People x Driftwood Garden skirt which has a fun floral patchwork design at the bottom for a bohemian grown-up take on the childhood staple. This trend is also reflected in Vintage 1990s Hilfiger denim pinafore dress selected by Garbage Soupwhich features hardware details and can be worn over a simple solid color shirt during fall, or on its own when the weather warms up.
The advantage of a denim dress is its durability and low maintenance, as getting a more worn look after washing will only contribute to its unique quality. It’s an ideal fabric choice for all seasons, so you’ll get what you pay for. Customize the style by layering under jackets and blazersor on basic T-shirts, bramiscollared shirts, and more.
Buy now: $148; freepeople.com
Buy now: $198; freepeople.com
Buy now: $148; freepeople.com
Buy now: $158; freepeople.com
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