14/08/2014 12:43 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Denim Dresses: The Ultimate Summer Staple

Denim is the ultimate forever trend and this summer is about doing it in double doses. Who doesn't have at least a hundred things made from the fabric in their wardrobe?

Going top-to-toe may feel a little OTT so if you're unsure about wearing it in twos and threes (acid wash shirt, boyfriend jeans and Levi's jacket) then opt for a dress.

The endless line up of styles on the high street mean that you're guaranteed to find yourself a denim dress that covers all bases:

1.) Flattering
2.) Functional
3.) Fashionable

It's not just a casual thing either - don't rule out dressing up the look for work, a scoop neck, strappy style with a kick-out skirt and a chunky sandal looks the business.

As for weekending, a vintage wash denim T-shirt dress or a pinafore style is exactly the kind of throw-on that makes summer style a breeze. Think lunching out, festival-going, beach-fronting staples.

In short, denim dresses can be your show-piece item without being overly showy. They're never too much, never overtly look-at-me - they're way too cool for that.

Check out this shopping edit of denim dresses, yes the See by Chloe mini dress is amazing (also £245) but so is the linen blend shirt dress from Mango's latest collection (£44.99).

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