It’s always particularly interesting to review other product categories besides jeans and I’ve been lucky enough to do that fairly often. Although I’ve written about lots of jackets and skirts for Denimology over the past 3 years I’ve done a post about a denim dress only once as they are quite rare for most brands. For Fall ‘14 7FAM is featuring an amazing new dress and I’m so excited to review their scene-stealing A-Line number.

This dress seems pretty simple because it is – a minimalistic silhouette, dark color and minimum hardware. It doesn’t need any other bells and whistles because as soon as you put it on the immaculate construction turns it into a truly stunning piece. The cut of this dress features meticulously planned out paneling and darting making it flawless from the shoulders to the hem and when combined with the structured denim fabric the dress gives your body a beautiful shape. The flared skirt creates the illusion of an hour-glass figure visually shaving off a few centimeters around the waist. I love the slightly raised waistline which looks absolutely natural and elongates your leg line so realistically. Overall this dress is one of the most flattering ones I have ever owned and I’ve owned A LOT (a few years ago dresses were about 60% of my wardrobe).

The fabric of this frock is a pretty unique denim with a pronounced twill line that gives it a cool, unusual texture and look. The stretch cotton blend has a high amount of nylon (24%) which combines with the very compact weave to create a beautiful lustrous finish. Such a subtle silky sheen gives this denim an ultra-luxe appeal making it a bit more glam and exciting. Just please remember to iron this dress even if it looks fine right out of the bag – I didn’t do that and noticed in the photographs some creases and unevenness around the zipper. Due to the lighter-weight fabric the zipper can cause minor gathering but this can easily be removed by pressing.

7FAM offers this style in their typical size range from XS to L. My usual XS worked out perfectly for me – as you can see in the pictures the dress couldn’t fit any better.

I really like this dress; it truly is a great piece to add to your wardrobe. Its sophisticated design and multi-seasonal nature of the fabric gives it tremendous versatility. Pair it with some strappy heels and a sleek clutch and you’re ready for a hot summer night out. Wear it with a pair of slip-ons and cross-body bag for a casual, everyday kind of vibe. Wish you could see just how cute this dress looks with my new metallic VANS!  Transition it into fall with a leather moto jacket and ankle booties or throw it over a bright-hued or printed long-sleeve top for an even warmer alternative. There so many styling options here!!!

7 For All Mankind really rocked it with their A-Line Zip Dress! Girls, you HAVE TO GIVE A TRY!

7 For All Mankind A-Line Zip Dress in Dark Blue is available here.

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Elena Zueva-Smith

I am the EU contributor and product reviewer for Denimology. From the time I was 5 years old browsing through my first fashion magazine I knew I wanted to be in this industry. While working as a Merchandiser at Gloria Jeans, the largest denim manufacturer and retailer in Russia, I discovered my passion for denim. It fascinated me then and years later it fascinates me even more. Every day I learn and discover something new and exciting about denim and am thrilled to do it hand in hand with all of you!

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