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: