Denim Dress Styles for 2021

April 29, 2021

A denim dress is a closet staple. A wardrobe work-horse. A 2001 iconic moment (yes, I’m referring to *that* Britney Spears & Justin Timberlake all denim look). Denim dress styles change over the years, but they are consistently a key piece of a woman’s wardrobe and 2021 is no different. Let’s chat about denim dress styles for 2021:

woman in denim dress standing on spiral staircase denim dress styles

My denim midi dress is an older one from Show Me Your Mumu. It’s no longer in stock (sadly!), but this WHBM dress is very similar. With a return to retro 70’s and 90’s fashion trends, one style we’re seeing a lot of for 2021 is button-front denim dresses (especially midi dresses). Dresses with retro accents like statement hardware, chest pockets, and belts are  all very stylish this season.

Another thing to look for in a denim dress for this year is an of-the-moment silhouette. In other words, think of a 2021 silhouette you like and find a denim dress that incorporates that. Halter and one shoulder necklines are big this year, and you can find denim dresses like this one shoulder dress that incorporate that 202 fashion trend.

Last thing to note about denim dresses for 2021 – you can find denim dresses to wear to work if you’re into that! With post-lockdown life really impacting work day fashion ( ex. the athflow trend), dressy spins on traditionally casual pieces are everywhere. This designer denim dress is made to be worn to work and it is stunning! This more affordable version would also be great. Add a pair of pumps, gold hoops, and a sleek ponytail and you are office chic!

Below are my favorite denim dresses for 2021. I sorted them into three categories for easy shopping.

70’s & 90’s Inspired Denim Dresses (Trendy for 2021):

Wear-to-Work Denim Dresses:

Best Denim Dresses under $50:


20 comments so far.

20 responses to “Denim Dress Styles for 2021”

  1. Lizzie says:

    I love the one you’re wearing and how you styled it! That is super cute!


  2. Mariah says:

    Guilty! I think I have 2 maybe 3 denim dresses in my closet!

  3. I have to admit I don’t own a single denim dress because I don’t think I can pull it off but this post made me a believer…all so cute!

    • Lee says:

      Ah you totally can! It’s all about finding the right silhouette -whatever you like best /would normally wear, just in denim!

  4. Danielle says:

    That dress is just stunning!

    Danielle |

  5. These are such cute looks! I love different denim styles, especially denim dresses! And you styled these so cute, I definitely need to give it a try! Xx.

  6. Jaimie says:

    Love these denim dresses, one of my fave styles!
    xo Jaimie

  7. mireilleftm says:

    This is really pretty and fun! I have seen a couple shirtdresses in denim that have caught my eye but not in my size.

  8. Tracy says:

    I just love a denim dress and you listed a such good ones! Also, I neeeed to know where you got those sunglasses from! They are so fun!


  9. Love the bodycon denim dress you’re wearing! I really need to get my denim dress out more often! it wasn’t worn much this past year, felt a little dressy for the school run, haha! But it is a great staple and goes with so much! 🙂

    Thanks so much for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup 🙂 Hope that you have a nice weekend ahead of you!

    • Lee says:

      Thank you so much! Haha ya I feel ya – so much of my closet has remained unworn during these pandemic times! Im looking forward to things opening up and having an excuse to dress up again!

  10. Amber says:

    This dress looks fabulous on you! I love the fitted shape and your hat + sandals are perfect!

    I hope you are having a great week so far!



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