A true American staple, denim has always stood the test of fashion time. But the prices? Lately, they seem to be steadily pushing the limits of our comfort zone. Call us crazy, but we'd rather not subsist on a diet of leftovers and ramen just to indulge in some good basic blues. Luckily for us, a couple of designers have answered our prayers and not only brought us affordable denim, but new lust-worthy cuts and styles, too. All of these prime pieces—from byCorpus's strapless number to Bensoni's wide-leg trousers—will definitely keep you from singing the blues.
Above, clockwise from bottom left: Paper Denim & Cloth Distressed Wash Shorts, $57, available at BlueFly; Anthropologie Steadfast Sailor Shorts, $58, available at Anthropologie; Bensoni Denim Trousers, $97.50 (were $325), available at La Garçonne; Forever21 Denim Sundress, $22.80, available at Forever21.