So 90’s: How To Style A Denim Dress

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Witchery Open Shoulder Dress, Wittner Quirky Loafer, Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Sunglasses, Oroton Clutch (similar style here).

I’m having major 90’s flashbacks, seeing denim dresses back in style! If like me, you grew up as a 90’s child, you’ll remember teaming your denim frock with glittery jellies and transparent sunglasses – two absolute staples for the fashion forward decade.

Here’s a few little tips for styling this summer essential!

1. I’m noticing many denim dresses feature the off the shoulder design this season, which is perfect for those hotter Queensland temps. My biggest tip for this style, is to go light with the handbag – swap the tote for a petite cross body bag to drape gently over your shoulder.

2. Forget the jellies and the 90’s platforms, loafers and brogues are the summer footwear of choice! I’m loving just about anything from a perforated leather loafer, to a woven flatform. For something a little more feminine, you can’t go wrong with a espadrille or a block heel sandal.

3. Given the casual nature of this dress, you’ll want your hair and makeup to resonate the same effortless vibe, so try a relaxed style like tousled curls, or the trending wavy hair with straight ends. Totally obsessed with the latter!

4. For someone with sensitive eyes, I find sunglasses to be not only an absolute necessity, but a real talking point from a styling perspective. Now’s the time to invest in a classic, timeless style – like my trusty Karen Walkers. They have served me well in the last two years, and their tortoise shell frame is still on trend.

I’de love to hear how you are working a denim dress into your summer wardrobe, so share your tips in the comments below. If you haven’t already – don’t forget to sign up to my fortnightly style guide to receive tips and tricks, sneaky previews and beauty hacks, by clicking the subscribe tab in the top menu!


Photography by Erin Smith Photography