Last Updated on November 15, 2023 by Eve Dawes
Level up in these trending denim dresses we can’t get enough of
Denim dresses for women are always a classic style but are denim dresses in style 2023? Yes, womens denim dresses or jean dresses are very much in style for 2023 as denim is trending in a big way. Whether that’s a double denim outfit, denim mini, maxi or shirt dress. Styles just keep getting cuter and cuter and combine a lot of the other major trends like denim bustier dresses, strapless styles and puff sleeves. When you used to think of jean dresses, you’d think of just casual looks. Not any more. Some of the best denim dresses for 2023 are super sexy, feminine and perfect for a night out. If you’re worried they’ll look too Western, it all comes down to how you style your denim dresses to make them fashion not prairy.
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What denim dresses are in style for 2023
If you were in any doubt if are denim dresses in style for 2023 they most definitely are, especially these styles. With the double denim trend being huge for 2023, denim dresses for women are a major trend to jump on right now and one of the easiest runway trends to wear in real life.
Look for details like silver or gold buttons and structured shoulders. Think lighter washes, white and pink for Spring/Summer. Then solid wash dark denim, fitted dresses for Fall/Winter. As seen at both Fendi and on the long puff sleeves at Caroline Herrera Fall/Winter runway shows.
Best designer denim dresses for 2023
Designers have been pulling out all the stops with their denim dress designs this year. From super structured corset styles to the prettiest bow and feather details at Oscar De La Renta and Area.
With details like gold buttons giving a luxe touch, belts and corset styles giving a flattering silhouette and puff sleeves giving a feminine aesthetic. These are some of the designers doing it best in 2023:
- David Koma for more elaborate styles.
- Area for feminine, glam styles.
- Dolce & Gabbana for a flattering fit.
- Retrofete for girly denim mini dresses.
- Oscar De La Renta
- Balmain for luxe gold button styles.
- Saint Laurent for beautifully structured styles.
- Diesel for classic looks.
Best affordable denim dresses for 2023
There are so many cute and stylish iterations around this year for all budgets. Starting at under $40 from Lulus. Some brands do it better quality and fashion-wise like:
- Rails for classic style.
- Superdown for fashion forward styles.
- We Wore What.
- Miss Selfridge for affordable fashion.
- Amazon for the best casual denim shirt dresses.
Best Denim Dresses 2023 From Designer to Luxe For Less
I scouted out the best denim dresses for women to wear from casual to glam, designer to luxe for less. Here’s the best of them.
Dundas X Revolve Denim Mini Dress
I have this jean dress on my wishlist for Summer. If you’re looking for an on trend denim dress for 2023 I love the fact that this combines three major trends in 1: corsets, denim and cut-outs. Denim dresses are perfect for packing to take on vacation as they crease so much less than other materials.
Strapless Short Denim Dress
A strapless style means no strappy tan lines for the day and is a style that’s easy to dress up for the night. Just add heels and gold accessories. There are lots of sleeveless dresses around this year but what caught my eye on this Retrofete denim dress was the cute sweetheart neckline and flattering belted style.
Women’s White Denim Mini Dress
This is one of the best for budget white denim mini dresses for 2023. It’s on sale for under $50 and looks just as good with slides and sneakers as it does with strappy high heels.
On Trend Mini Dress
Another fashion forward style that’s perfect for a night out with it’s crystal buttons and sexy cut outs. It’s also on sale!
The Statement Maker
If you’re looking for a statement making, designer dress David Koma and Area NYC have some fabulous styles. The cute and corset style of this one makes it so flattering. While the long ribbons make it an unforgettable style that is so high fashion. Check out their denim dress 2023 collections.
Black denim dress
Who said denim dresses had to be blue. For a dress that’s perfect for Fall, Diesel is where it’s at with this black denim dress for 2023. This brand is back in the spotlight for both it’s denim and bags this year. It keeps selling out so get it while you can or sign up for a back in stock notification.
The denim brand to know
Retrofete is arguably one of the best brands for fashion forward womens denim dresses. They’re known for their cute, feminine styles, flattering cuts and quality fabric. Like this puff sleeve mini dress. It comes in lots of different washes including solid washes if you’re not a fan of more distressed styles or acid washes.
Best for Budget
This super cute white mini denim dress is on sale for under $25. It’s one of the more elegant options. People say it runs true to size but short, so might be better for petites.
Shop the denim dresses for 2023 edit
Denim dresses don’t have to be just basic and blue. As these fashion forward, black, white, pink and acid wash styles proof. It’s a fun style to experiment with to find a look that works for you with the cut, color and length.
If you’re worried a jean dress will be too hot for the Summer, look for a lightweight cotton style like this one by Love Shack Fancy.
I stuck to mainly minis and maxi’s as they tend to be a lot more flattering and youthful than Midi’s which tend to be harder to pull off in thick fabrics unless they’re super fitted. I’ll keep updating this as new collections drop throughout the year.
There’s also a couple of petite denim dresses on this edit. As denim can be bulky, so rather than drowning in fabric if you’re petite check out these styles.
How to style denim dresses | 40 denim dress outfit ideas
If you’re stuck for denim dress outfit ideas, I have 40 different ways to wear them for all seasons from casual to smarter looks. Don’t just save denim dresses for everyday casual, they work for both day and night depending on the style you go for. To get the most wear out of them, try these different outfit ideas for all seasons.
- For a comfortable and casual look wear them with sneakers.
- For summer chic, add a pair of stylish slides.
- Add strappy high heels and gold accessories for a night out.
- To give denim shirt dresses more shape and to make them more flattering, style them with belts.
- If you don’t love your arms, style your denim dress over a simple white or black tee.
- Wedges work well with this style for the day and night when you want height but something more comfortable and not quite as dressy as heels.
7. For Fall and Winter style mini or denim maxi dresses over turtlenecks with knee high boots.
8. On even colder days, add a cardigan or leather moto jacket.
9. Wear shirt dresses as jackets over leggings and a t-shirt.
10. Try the double denim trend and add matching denim heels and a bag.
11. In general solid, darker washes look smarter than lighter shades or acid washes. 12. For a preppy, on trend look for 2023 wear them with loafers. The perfect outfit for city breaks or just running errands while looking chic.
13. Bustier or corset dresses with heels and jewelry are the perfect outfit combo for a night out.
14. Add bright colors like hot pink, yellow or green layering pieces, bags or shoes to make the outfit come to life.
15. Wear them with tights with caution. This look can look a bit heavy and dated. So play around with different styles of tights to make sure the look is balanced.
Watch the video for the rest of the denim dress outfit ideas.
Updated November 2023.