Yep that’s right this is part one of probably many more to come. Earlier this week I wore an old (2.5 years to be precise) denim shirt dress from Whistles. I can still recall buying it – I had a £60 voucher that I needed to use up (long story that I won’t bore you with!) and I needed something for Florida for end of January, for that ‘it’s not hot enough for summer clothes and it’s too sunny for winter’ – yep that awkward holiday trip of where the weather is not one thing or the other!
A denim dress I settled on and it’s become a staple in my wardrobe all year round. Compliments? Well there is plenty of them, and I gathered more of them this week, which is why I felt compelled to do a post on it… seems you ladies love a denim dress too.
Saturday morning I was up bright and early to go see what the highstreet have to offer at the moment, and I have to say not very much – which is why this is Part One. I bought mine in Winter, January to be precise and this kind of thicker denim is not usually around in the summer.
So I have something to offer for now, but most are summer denim dresses, whereas the one above you can pretty much wear all year round. With that in mind, don’t spend too much as you have about 12 weeks (if that) to get your money’s worth!
My Tips For Styling
- If it’s long sleeved, I tend to roll the cuffs up for a more casual vibe
- If it has a collar and my hair is up, the collar goes up…. and if my hair is down then I wear the collar down… easy way to remember it!
- Tan or red accessories really are the best to team up with dark denim, avoid black that’s way to wintery and white is definitely an option! (If I wear it again in the next couple of weeks, white accessories will be the way I go!)
- Don’t feel you have to use the original belt, but denim doesn’t really work with skinny belts, so get something that’s about the same width as the belt it came with
- As this dress is just below the knee it works well with both flat and heels – I recommend wearing a bit of heel if you are wearing this to the office, it makes it look more professional
- Where possible pick one with pockets – this is the true denim vibe and I personally think it looks far better quality
This first one the denim is very light in fabric, I loved how the long skirt was floaty. It’s smart enough for work and has a true feminine feel to it, a little romantic actually for that picnic lunch your man will be taking you out on!! (or possibly not!) – it’s truly a summer dress and I think the price is good value. Sizing true to size.
This is the dress I was trying to seek out, unfortunately they didn’t have it, but I still plan to try this on when I do! It’s a fuller skirt to my shirt dress, but I think it’s looks spot on for the office, for lunch – anything really – A fabulous price too!
There is also a longer version – not so sure that’s me – but that might be more your style.
I loved the look of this next one, however they didn’t have my size, and now I know you can’t size down!! (as I couldn’t do it up – LOL). Love this, more of a mini in length. Would look fab with white pumps or espadrilles, and perfect for any city break you perhaps may be going on, it’s kind of casual with a good dollop of dressed up too!
Next one is also Warehouse, if it has been 2-3 inches longer, I would have bought this one – I loved it, it’s a great fit. Sizing is true to size and I think this is more a casual vibe to the one I already have. But for me it needed to be more knee length. It’s a shame, so I will keep looking out!
And here are a few more I’ve found, but have not had the chance to try on…
MY OUTFIT OF THE WEEK:
I have to give it to this one – whilst the denim look was very popular, my new Sosandar Bardot top, that I purchased this week, got a lot of loving on Instagram, I teamed it up with my Zara skirt (formally a dress!) plus wedges. It was the perfect lunchtime outfit with family.
The top is currently in the sale, it’s now only £10.50 and you can afford to size down as the sizing is generous. There is a white version too.