Denim isn’t just for jeans, jackets, and skirts— it’s also the most underrated material in the dress world. Satin, cotton, and tulle get all the hype, but denim never gets any of its proper shine.
They look especially cute in an overall style with a t-shirt thrown underneath. If you don’t have one already (or even if you do), grab a denim dress from this list to add to your wardrobe.
Acid Wash Short Sleeve Dress
The acid wash trend is still very much going strong. Honestly, anything that’s 80s style is hot right now. This from Topshop doesn’t feel complete without a studded belt and a pair of cute western boots.
Belted Denim Mini Dress
This army green frock will make onlookers stand attention. This dress looks effortlessly chic with a pair of flats or rocker or black Chelsea boots.
This lyocell dress is the epitome of casual glam. Team it with a cute pair of chunky sneakers to dress it down or dress it up with ankle booties.
Blue Stripe Wrap Dress
A darling dress that feels like summer all the time is best paired with a bamboo bag and strappy sandals. Pair this dress with a bomber jacket and ankle boots for an early fall transition.
Button Denim Dress
This minimal-chic denim dress from Mango is a quasi blank canvas that styles well with anything.
Denim Style Soft Dress With Tie Waist
This versatile denim dress is both business casual and art festival-ready. Accessorize it with chunky gold jewelry and strappy sandals.
Denim Style Soft Dress
This bohemian-inspired dress is an essential wardrobe addition for spring and summer seasons. Still, ambitious fashion girls know how to style this dress for fall with patterned tights and a faux fur jacket.
Pilcro Denim Dress
Though skater dresses are usually made from cotton, this dress still looks sassy with a touch of retro in classic blue denim. Despite its material, the Pilcro dress from Anthropologie is smart enough to be worn in business casual settings (depending on your office’s dress code).
But also trendy enough for a picnic or a trip to the beach. For an adorably retro look, pair this dress with chunky jewelry, a wicker purse or clutch, canvas mules, and a scarf around your neck or updo.
UO Daphne Corset Button-Front Mini Dress
This playful buttoned dress from Urban Outfitters is an unexpected gem. Unlike standard denim, this dress’ fabric is stretchy and elastic enough to hug your curves in all the right places.
It features a Queen Anne neckline along with subtle puffed sleeves and corset-like detailing for a subtly trendy design. Pair it with a pair of white sneakers, gold ear cuff, and a red fanny pack or small shoulder bag for a youthful and fun look.
Denim Zip Front Sheath Dress
This plus-size dress (designed by actress Rebel Wilson) embraces its blue jean roots by featuring a ring-pull zipper down its bodice and deliberately visible seams.
Clean and flattering, this dress’s scoop neck, mini-to-midi cut, and slightly cinched waist make it the perfect go-to item. During the fall, pair it with a scarf, moto jacket, and boots, and for warmer weather, pair it with platform heels and a bucket bag.
Sammy Denim Asymmetrical Dress in Blue
Blouson sleeves, an off-center buttoned closure, a built-in dress, and an asymmetrical ruffled hem are only some of the unexpected details this dress boasts. And as a bonus, its denim is made of organic cotton. Pair this distinctively quirky dress with simple platform heels and a leather handbag for a look that will turn heads and set trends
Yo Shortie Denim Shirt Dress
We all love an oversized button-down vibe— this dress takes inspiration from that look by making a straight-cut, casual denim garment. Walking the line between a shirt and a dress, this piece features a lightweight fabric, rounded hem, and cuffed short sleeves.
Wear it to any casual spring or summer outing for a relaxed, bloused dress. If you prefer a bit more shape, pair this dress with a thin leather belt, or leave it straightforward by pairing it with leather booties and your favorite handbag.
Keeping My Cool Dress
Want a rural, Scandinavian-inspired, frock-like dress with a bit of a modern twist? This dress will let you live out your boho dreams with a deep-cut halter neck that almost seems like a cross between a dress and a pair of overalls.
Wear it to the farmer’s market or on a walk in the park. It features a wrap design, drop sides, and a below-the-knee cut, perfect for pairing with sandals, a floppy hat, and your favorite artsy tote for free-spirited vibes.
Denim Belted Button Down Dress
This dress makes for the perfect classic, feminine fit. Its fabric is lightweight and breathable for all-weather wear, featuring carefully rolled 3/4 sleeves and a built-in belt that ties into an elegant yet subtle bow.
Pair it with strappy black heels, a leather over-the-shoulder bag, and your favorite sunglasses for a friendly and sunny look. As a bonus, this dress is available in sizes 1x-3x.
Zip Front Patch Pocket Denim Sheath Dress
This blue-black denim sheath dress’ clean, geometric design creates an almost industrial vibe. Unlike many other dresses on this list, it is made of classically sturdy denim, creating a boxy but still flattering silhouette.
This dress features geometric panels to create a subtle pattern, and a full metal zip down its front. For a utilitarian biker look, pair it with a pleather baseball cap and knee-high black heeled boots.
BDG Matilda Denim Button-Down Babydoll Midi Dress
Yes, babydoll dresses can be flattering. This unique style (rocked by Rihanna during the 2015 Grammys) is characterized by its dramatically high waistline with a floaty skirt, creating a girly, almost doll-like effect.
This Urban Outfitters dress in particular features a pleated skirt, button-down side, midi length hem, and mid-wash denim fabric that puts a unique denim twist on the classic babydoll silhouette. Pair it with black leather booties or mules, a wicker clutch, and a bucket hat.
This gorgeously avant-garde dress by Colovos makes wearing quilts stylish. It features a patchwork of denim of different washes, stitched together to create an asymmetrical, slouchy midi dress. Its loose, just-fraying-a-bit hem adds to an eccentric look that’ll have everyone asking, “Where did you get that amazing dress?”
Rocking this dress is not for the faint of heart— it’ll earn you a constant stream of attention and compliments. To add to the laid-back yet chic look, pair this unique number with slouchy leather boots, a messy bun, and colorful drop earrings.
Lia Denim Mini Dress
Don’t be fooled by this dress’ clean design and simple silhouette— its sleekly flattering features will soon make it your go-to spring/summer dress. Its strategically-placed panels create a subtle waist-cinching effect.
Its split neckline and cap sleeves add to its sporty vibe, and its deep navy blue fabric matches with virtually any accessory. Pair this cute wardrobe essential with low-top sneakers, a ponytail or bun, and a trendy backpack for a casually cool look.