My Denim Dress Obsession

I’ve always been a fan of denim (who isn’t?) but recently it seems to have developed into something more.  Every time I go into a shop I’m drawn to the denim section.  I’m steering clear of jeans at the moment, my mum tum is not quite ready for those yet, and skirts can be a bit hit and miss as to how well they fit, but denim dresses, I just can’t get enough!  Maybe it’s because I’m on maternity leave and without having to look formal for work I’m embracing a more casual style.

Despite already having three denim dresses in my wardrobe I have recently bought four more and it’s taking all my self control not to order any more, especially when there are some lovely ones out there at the moment (and whilst the sales are on).

Below are my four recent purchases.  Three of the four were sales bargains and are now out of stock but one is still available from Oasis



Clockwise from top left: Marks and Spencers Limited Edition, Warehouse, Fat Face, Oasis £45 (still available to buy).

I bought the dresses in a size 10, partly to spur me on to lose a few pounds and because I didn’t want to end up with dresses that would (fingers crossed) be too big after this summer.  The Fat Face dress has already had lots of wear though as the shape of it means is hides my wobbly belly.  So far I’ve been wearing it with a t-shirt and my Toms but I’ll be wearing it in winter with tights and a jumper underneath.

Like I said before despite my recent purchases (I did buy a denim shirt in the New Look sale too) I am still drawn to the dresses in blue, and my favourite place to browse for them is ASOS.  A lot of the denim dresses out there can get a bit samey but I love that at ASOS they have a variety of styles to choose from all in one place.  Here are my top 8:


  1.  ASOS Denim Bardot Off Shoulder Dress (£35)
  2. ASOS Denim Smock Dress (£35)
  3. ASOS Denim Soft Wrap Mini Dress (£38)
  4. Warehouse Sleeveless Denim Dress (£49)
  5. Warehouse Cami Button Through Denim Dress (£45)
  6. New Look Button Thru Denim Dress (£22.99)
  7. ASOS Denim Maxi Shirt Dress (42)
  8. ASOS Denim Cold Shoulder Dress (£16 – currently in the sale)

I could quite happily order all of those dresses but am restraining myself before I earn myself the nickname “The Girl In The Denim Dress!”

Are you a fan of denim? Please tell me it’s not just me.



  1. Rach
    August 3, 2016 / 8:36 am

    I’m obsessed with denim at the moment, double denim, denim dresses, denim shirts, denim everything!! Thanks for this post – there are some lush dresses on here – the credit card might have to come out of it’s short retirement! #bloggerclubuk

  2. Lou
    August 3, 2016 / 10:25 am

    I feel better now as 2 months ago bought one very similar to your oasis mini pinafore and worried if at 42 it was too mutton although I just love it- thanks for this – I will wear it knowing I am not alone now 😉

    • August 9, 2016 / 10:10 am

      I know what you mean, I sometimes feel pinafores are a bit young for me but then think “sod it”, I like it and that’s what matters. xx
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  3. Notmyyearoff
    August 3, 2016 / 10:26 am

    I am so obsessed with denim right now. It reminds me of being back at university and I wish I hadn’t gotten rid of all of my denim from back then. I’ve just bought two more shirt dresses. I love that ASOS wrap one. It might need to come to my house!
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    • August 9, 2016 / 10:14 am

      It’s gorgeous isn’t it? It’s really tempting me as the long sleeves would make it ideal for our holidays as it will be a bit cooler at night! xx
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  4. August 3, 2016 / 10:52 am

    Oh i love #3 on your wishlist! I had a similar obsession with denim shirts as they’re good for breastfeeding access, but i saw a friend wearing a gorgeous denim dress the other day and really want one. She rolled up the sleeves and wore it with a massive belt and chunky wooden jewellery, want want want. #BloggerClubUK

    • August 9, 2016 / 10:16 am

      Number 3 is cute, isn’t it? I bought a denim shirt for the exact same reason, easy for breastfeeding and a bargain in the New Look sale too. xx
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  5. August 3, 2016 / 10:54 am

    Love the warehouse one, and the second asos one. but im not sure its a look i can carry off for some reason. I remember having a denim dress when i was 12 and absolutely adored it.

    • August 9, 2016 / 10:21 am

      I saw the Warehouse one in store the other day and it’s just as nice in real life. I think it’s probably a good thing they didn’t have my size otherwise I may have ended up with another denim dress! xx
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  6. An imperfect mum (Catie)
    August 3, 2016 / 11:05 am

    I am looking for the perfect denim dress too. I like the look of the Oasis or the wrap dress from ASOS. #BloggerClubUK

  7. Lex @ mumisthewordblog
    August 3, 2016 / 1:15 pm

    You can’t grumble at a good denim piece. I love number 5 and 8, 8 even more so as it’s on sale hehe! #BloggerClubUK

  8. Sharon Parry
    August 3, 2016 / 5:20 pm

    Definitely not just you! I have just bought one myself ready for the autumn although with the weather as it is now i think I’ll be wearing it sooner. I loved this selection – thanks for the tips. #BloggerClubUK

    • August 9, 2016 / 10:24 am

      I love denim dresses in Autumn with thick tights. Actually, I love Autumn full stop and can’t wait for the new season fashions! xx
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  9. Jaki Jelley
    August 6, 2016 / 9:31 pm

    I’ve been desperate for a denim dress this summer but yet to find one that suits my shape. You’ve inspired me to keep searching! I love that you have a different one for each day of the week! Definitely NOT a frumpy Mum! 🙂 #bloggerclubuk
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    • August 9, 2016 / 10:25 am

      The funny thing is my husband doesn’t realise they are different dresses, I’m sure he thinks that I just wear the same thing all the time! xx
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  10. August 20, 2018 / 11:21 am

    This shirt dress is looking really good. You are looking so beautiful after wearing it. You carry this dress in a very good way. Nice Fashion Post. Thanks for sharing it

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