We can’t tell you how excited we were when we clocked the spring/summer catwalks. From Gucci to Chloé, the runways were awash with one of our all-time favourite fabrics: denim. Only, for this season, it’s not just about your skinny jeans. Oh no, there are flares galore, tunics, cropped trews and more skirts than you could shake a stick at. But, there’s only one hero buy at the top of our wish lists right now, and the high street is owning it.
Irina Shayk became the latest in a long old line of A-list ladies flaunting their button-down, denim shirt dresses, only going to show that we’re not alone in our new frock obsession. It’s all about a structured shape, crisp collar and, naturally, all those buttons. Alexa Chung has been showing off hers, which is one of the pieces from her collection for AG jeans. And, super blogger Olivia Purvis has been making us all green-eyed thanks to her Miss Selfridge beauty.
In fact, it’s thanks to the high street that we’ve developed such a huge crush on this new wonder buy. From Miss Selfridge to Warehouse and Topshop Boutique, all our favourite shopping haunts have designed perfect buttoned beauties for spring. When Miss Selfridge regrammed the snap of Olivia in her £39 frock, it received nearly 2,000 likes! And, Miss S HQ informed us that when the dress originally went on sale last Monday, it had sold out in less than a week. That’s quite the record.
Don’t panic- our insiders have assured us that the dress will be back in stock on 29th March, so we all have time to prepare ourselves. And if you can’t wait that long, then Warehouse also has a seriously covetable denim dress for £52. Available to buy from the first week of March, we’ve been in love with this little number since we set eyes on it at the brand’s exclusive preview. The pockets give it a real utility vibe, and you just know it will be one of those wardrobe-saving pieces you wear all the time. Apparently ‘denim dress’ is already the third most searched term on the Warehouse website. No surprises there, then.
Aside from those two stand-outs, Dorothy Perkins and Topshop have some winning versions, too. Not only are these dresses the ultimate staple, they’ll also go with everything while tapping in to the ubiquituous ’70s trend of the moment. We’ll be wearing ours with knee high boots layered under suede jackets, or with black tights and pointed pumps for a smarter approach. The possibilities are endless, and it’s all thanks to the Great British High Street.
You’ll be giving Alexa and co. a run for their money in no time…
By Hannah Banks-Walker