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Denim Dresses
What do you all think of denim dresses?

I love it when it's done right

I was looking through old shows and came across this cute dress from marc by marc jacobs ss07
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Denim dress gone wrong IMO
Chanel ss 08
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^^ nononono haha

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Nothing wrong with being a denim diva. At least, in the minds of those who completely love denim. I usually think of denim jumpers older ladies wear. Ladies will think of jeans and some jackets when denim comes to mind. Finding the right pair of denim jeans is something a lady of any age normally wants to do. The challenge for me would involve if designers are able to come up with the most comfortable, most stylish, and most appealing denim dresses. I go back to more conservative denim dresses as the only real denim dresses I can recall. I can remember from a JCPenney Christmas catalog back from 1997 (how do I remember these things?) that there was a sort of Mom and Me dress package in which there was a long button-down dress made for both mommy and her little daughter. The two models wore some low-heel boots to accompany the denim dresses.

Can designers come up with denim dresses that ladies will love like their favorite pair of jeans? Can it sell? It likely can sell. The deal about it all relates to if designers can make denim dresses to be as wonderful as womens' favorite jeans. I was thinking about one of my friends who used to wear floor-length denim trumpet skirts. You know, the kind of skirts that flare out at the bottom? I imagined if someone could make a stylish dress out of a lovely denim skirt. In the case of a denim dress using a floor-length trumpet skirt as inspiration, the torso of the dress has to flow beautifully up top. I'm thinking of a loose fit below the waist while rather snug for the belly and bustline.

Most denim dresses are mostly conservative; not truly chic. I'm sure denim dresses could catch on, but I'm not so sure if many ladies will wear denim dresses and love them as much as their favorite pair of jeans.


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i loooove the marc jacobs one
I have that picture saved already
Thanks saaann

Here is
Miu Miu spring 2006




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I've seen a few cute vintage denim dresses/jumpers, most similar to the mj one posted above, on ebay. I like them as long as there's some slouch and the ability to layer with other fabrics easily.

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What I like about the outfits posted so far is each designer's used denim in different ways to create a specific look

That Marc Jacobs' collection was generally about rebels and teen culture, I think-- I remember he mentioned Sid Vicious in an interview. You could see that in the dress, with all the zippers and large pockets.. Kind of industrial but sweet at the same time. Also slouchy in the sleeves and fit
And the one after it, the denim fabric's been thinned out so it's quite soft to drape into a sexy bathing suit

As for Miu Miu's, it's that lady-like aesthetic Prada's been popular for again
It's very clean, well-fitted to the body...
A-line silhouette
I think the first one with the high hem-line makes it a bit more youthful

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^agree

love the miu miu ones thanks for posting gius!

I remember Gaetano Navarra having a cute one, ss06
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The colouring of the denim probably makes the difference.

Anything that "looks" like a pair of jeans is tacky to me. But the darker shades like gius posted would fool me.

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The one from Marc Jacobs is pretty cute, and I really like the Miu Miu ones because the color blocking makes it less obviously denim... but while I love love jeans, I think too much denim can be overwhelming.

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I realla donīt like it. I also donīt like demin jackets. Itīs just not lovely for a dress....it doesnīt feel very good.

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I don't like them at all...

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the chanel one would be cute in another color.
the only cute one's are usually vintage and those are hard to come by.
i don't think girls want that type of fabric on their bodies, even if it's lightweight.
do you mean denim colored? like those denim like button down shirts?
i don't think it would be a huge staple ever.
i just can't imagine levi's or paige denim to come up with something chic but more mommy, if you know what i mean.
plus the girls that would wear denim dresses are usually the trendsetters and do end up getting the vintage one's. no designer is going to invest in making a big production of it in my opinion.
there are just too many options other than denim.

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Love the Miu Miu dresses

Giles S/S 07:


Diesel S/S 07 (not to my taste but...)


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I tried the Marc one on at Saks and it fit extremely horrible. All it needed was some felt and it could be an old schoolteacher smock almost. I have a denim dress from Diesel that has a very fitted waist, but aline skirt, the sleeves are 3/4 with a bell shape, almost kimono like. It's difficult not to look weird or like a kiddie in denim dresses.

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