We know, we know: The last time you wore a denim dress was probably in 1997, and it was probably just a weird version of overalls, and you probably paired it with a sun hat à la the Olsen twins or Tia and Tamera Mowry. In short, it didn’t look great. But denim dresses are back—and they’re chic as hell.

Seriously, hear us out: The newest iteration of denim dresses – and no, we don’t mean chambray, but jeans proper – are structured, modern, and totally on-trend. Ahead, we found a few versions of the summer staple, including dark-wash pinafore, a button-down style, and a seriously cool patched slip dress that you can wear alone now or over a turtleneck during chilly winter nights. Our favorites, ahead:

Madewell raw-edge denim button-front dress
J Brand Luna Shift Dress
Toit Volant Anya Dress
MiH Harley Frayed Denim Dress
The Fifth Blue Eyes Dress
denim dress
Forever 21 Off-the-Shoulder denim dress
shirt dresses
GM Studio The Utility Shirt Dress
exposed back dresses
Clayton Denim Gidget Dress
frilled denim dresses
Mango Frilled Denim Dress
black denim dresses
T by Alexander Wang Faded Denim Zip-Back Mini Dress