Let’s Dress Up! The Denim Shirt Dress


This past fall, my workplace slightly changed the dress code by letting us wear jeans to work on certain Fridays. (And since today is Friday, I decided to share this post.)  I was pretty excited since I can finally wear jeans to the office! But since I like wearing dresses more than pants, I asked if a denim dress would also be work appropriate. To my surprise, I was told it was! I immediately told my coworker about it (because who else would be excited with me? lol). She mentioned that she saw a denim dress online that might be work appropriate and then showed it to me. Of course, I fell in love with it. Unfortunately it sold out before we could purchase it to wear on our first denim Friday.


But last month as I was browsing through the J.Crew website, I noticed a similar dress on sale so I ordered it (Yes, I need to stop that impulsive shopping). I tried on when it arrived and loved it. I plan to be wearing this to the office this spring and on the weekends or even on our trips. All perfect reasons to keep it, right? I brought this dress on our recent trip to New Orleans and wore it around while we were exploring the city. It was very comfortable to wear all day. The material is more like chambray than actual denim so it was light in weight. The belt did bother me for a bit just because I’m not used to wearing belts and having to adjust it as it got looser. For reference, I’m wearing a size 12. I decided to size up since I plan to wear to tops underneath it (i.e., tank tops and turtlenecks).


I wore this dress with a pair of Steve Madden sandals I got from Nordstrom Rack  last year (similar ones here and here). I’ve been wearing this dress with tights and riding boots back in Chicago since it’s been so cold. I also took my Louis Vuitton Neverfull bag out of retirement for this trip…since it can hold everything, including my camera. My new favorite sunglasses have to be the Karen Walker Super Duper in black. It seems to fit the my shape of my face better and it actually stays on.

The dress I wore is sold out but I’ve noticed similar dresses that are reasonably price and work appropriate below.

Denim shirt dresses for work

1)  Gap  2)   AnnTaylor  3) Madewell  4) Club Monaco

 Thanks to my patient husband for taking the time to snap a few pictures of me in this dress.
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