16 Denim Dresses That Will Make You Want To Ditch Shorts Forever

For all of the comfort and ease denim offers, we'll be the first to admit that jean dresses can feel pretty blah. A quick shopping search shows the same mini skirt apron style with little to no variation. Thankfully, designers are mastering the art of retooling the fabric and turning denim into a fashionable, do-it-all textile.
If you live for a poplin, off-the-shoulder maxi dress, you can now find one made out of light washed denim (seriously, see slide 11); and if a lace-up, breezy dress is more your style, Sea's figured out just how to bend a yard of denim to fit its will.
Ahead, 16 dresses that prove just how versatile and cool the utilitarian material can be this season. So give your go-to cutoffs a breather in favor of these jeanius new takes on the denim dress.

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