After spying denim everywhere from poolside parties to Sienna Miller's styled runs across the pond, it's clear that the little denim dress is garnering a lot of attention for Summer. Now, it's on our shopping list for the same reasons — it's a no-fuss, flirty incarnation of the season's best-loved fabric; an American staple that looks effortlessly styled whether you choose a no-frills shift or one with boho embroidery. The best thing? These dresses look just as good on the city streets as they do on Nantucket's beaches. Just shop our editor's picks below to find the Summer style that suits you best.
Pulchritudinous Aussie Sophie Monk was making the rounds in LA this week in a very Spring-ready ensemble. I've been seeing more and more denim dresses in stores and even though they remind many people of being 12 years old, I like the look when done right. Sophie chose a smocked jumper style and teamed it with some sky-high Michael Kors sandals and a pop of red (wallet). Even though she's sporting a few trends at once, her look is still approachable and very LA casual. Hopefully new squeeze Ryan Seacrest will approve as well.
You can never have enough dresses. This In God We Trust Shirley Denim Dress ($120, originally $235), is a Fab option. The denim dress is a cute and classic staple every gal should have in her wardrobe. The great thing about this one is you can wear it alone in the Summer, and paired with a thin sweater in the Winter. And, wouldn't this look great with a patent red belt? So many options, so much time . . .
Denim is a tricky fabric to work with, especially when it's used on dresses. This 7 For All Mankind One Shoulder Denim Mini Dress ($172) would be lovely in another fabric, but the denim makes it seem outdated and stiff. Nice try 7 For All Mankind, but I'll stick to just wearing your jeans. What are your thoughts?