As an avid fan of denim, I knew that my wardrobe needed just one more piece to complete my ‘Summer Essentials’ list, and that just happened to be a denim shirt dress. Light, comfortable and versatile this little number is bound to be on rotate right throughout the Summer season. I must admit that last season, I skipped the denim trend completely and opted for more structured dresses, but not this season! I was determined introduce a fresh new piece to my wardrobe that wasn’t black and that would provide some much needed variety to my existing dresses.
When looking to invest in a denim shirt dress, my advice would be to try on as many styles as possible to find the right cut that will flatter your body and select a shade that will compliment other pieces in your wardrobe. A common problem you might experience when shopping for that perfect denim shirt dress, is finding one that is just the right length to be worn as a dress. If it’s too short then it can end up looking like a long-shirt which will be not be as versatile. It’s fine if you want to wear a long-shirt to the beach over bathers or poolside events, but if you can purchase a longer dress, then you will have much more opportunities to wear it to multiple events.
After visiting my usual go-to stores for my denim pieces such as Forever New, or Sportsgirl, I decided to pay a visit to Myer. Not necessarily the first shop on my list, I was however inspired by their denim range after browsing through the Myer Emporium magazine. This particular piece was from the Miss Shop department and I instantly fell in love with the cut of the dress. With just the right amount of edge and the right shade of denim, this piece seemed perfect for my body and still had that polished finished look, which I loved.
Once you have found what I like to call your ‘base’ dress,then think about subtly introducing accessories to give your denim piece an identity. Denim dresses are essentially very minimal, so without overpowering it, try introducing some tan accessories. Opt for a thin tan belt to create definition in the waist and structure to the dress. Pair a light tan cross body bag with your dress and team with a block heel for a more polished finish.
The best thing about this look is the versatility, so for a more casual look pair some tan gladiator sandals for chic boho style. Keep jewellery minimal and try adding a tan cuff for some interest, just be sure to avoid necklaces as they will generally interfere with the cut of the neckline of the dress.If you don’t already own a denim dress, then I strongly suggest investing in one, aside from looking effortless and stylish, they are too incredibly comfortable.