4 WAYS TO STYLE A DRESS WITH JEANS

Good morning everyone today’s post is about four ways to style a dress with jeans. Now when I was a little girl I use to hate it when my mum used to make me wear dresses with my trousers. Her aim was to make sure I wasn’t cold and also to if a dress was too short the trousers were the solution. Now fast forward to today and I am surprised that I am actually incorporating this style. But what better way to reinvent your outfit by using the existing items in your closet. I am sure most of us own a pair of jeans, so lets start with that as the staple piece and build on it.

When it comes to wearing a dress with jeans, most people tend to fear that the outfit will look too bulky. Well fear not I have put together four ways to style a dress with jeans that will leave you with a cool fresh vibe and not looking frumpy at all.

 

/ DRESS / JEANS / MULES

MINI DRESS WITH STATEMENT SLEEVES

So first up is styling a mini dress like the one I am wearing which is from Rotate Birger Christensen with a pair of jeans. Now this dress works with a number of jeans, be it slouchy like my Zara ones, or a straight legged pair. The key here is to tuck the dress into your jeans. Therefore it looks like a top as opposed to a dress, also go for a statement worthy sleeve dress as this adds to the overall look. See how easy it was to make this outfit stand out by adding this puff sleeve dress!

 

WRAP DRESS

Next and onto wrap dresses, pair a mini wrap dress with your boyfriend style jeans and this time do not tuck it in. It’s all about proportion, make sure to cinch in the waist and maybe throw on a blazer. I would personally add some heels as this always makes the outfit look elevated in my opinion.

 

MIDI SHIRT DRESSES

Midi shirt dresses styled with jeans can be rather chic. Why not try a light blue button up shirt dress with some light-washed denim jeans with straight legs. As for the accessories may be go for some pop of colour to amp up the outfit, but you can stick to neutrals should you choose to.

 

MAXI OVERSIZED DRESSES

Last but not least is the maxi dress, go for an oversized floaty one as this will work beast with your jeans. This is a great way to make use of your maxi’s for longer, they don’t just have to be for Spring/Summer. A sheer maxi paired with some light-wash jeans is ideal you could go one step further and either layer it with a blazer or a sweater for a casual look.

 

What do you think of styling a dress with jeans? What is your favourite way to style them? Do let me know by leaving a comment below.

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Dress: ROTATE BIRGER CHRISTENSEN

Jeans: ZARA

Mules: STAUD CLOTHING

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    • June 7, 2020 / 8:36 am

      I love your outfit! I never thought of pairing a dress with jeans to be honest. Not until I’ve read your post that is. Great idea.

      • Lovely
        Author
        June 7, 2020 / 12:45 pm

        Thanks Cristina.

        xoxo
        Lovely

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 7, 2020 / 11:18 am

      Thank you so much Tiziana.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  1. June 5, 2020 / 1:30 pm

    I have never worn jeans with a dress before. Never even thought about it. I can see myself trying out these ideas now that I have a new perspective. What a great reminder of the versatility in our closets!

    xoxo Amanda | theaestheticedge.com

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 7, 2020 / 11:20 am

      Thanks Amanda and do let me know how you get on.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  2. Emily
    June 5, 2020 / 3:07 pm

    This is such a brilliant idea, Lovely! I would never have thought of this but I know what I’ll be giving a go tomorrow!

    Musings & More

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 7, 2020 / 11:21 am

      Thank you Emily.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 7, 2020 / 11:25 am

      Thanks Regine.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  3. June 5, 2020 / 4:41 pm

    Oh I love how you style this dress with James is a very different approach and it’s perfect to maximize our wardrobe thank you for this idea.

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 7, 2020 / 11:22 am

      Thank you Jessica.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  4. June 5, 2020 / 4:43 pm

    I admit that a dress with a pair of jeans would not have been a combination that would have occurred to me. But they are really beautiful outfits!

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 7, 2020 / 11:22 am

      Thanks Cristina.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  5. June 5, 2020 / 6:40 pm

    Too hot here for jeans but these are cute looks. I will remember this in the winter

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 7, 2020 / 11:24 am

      Thanks Tara.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  6. June 5, 2020 / 9:51 pm

    I love the idea of wearing pants with a dress, I know last time I wore a dress I wore it with leggings.

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 7, 2020 / 11:24 am

      That is awesome to hear Tiffany.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  7. June 5, 2020 / 10:11 pm

    I wouldn’t even guess that’s actually a dress, the top part certainly looks amazing, love those sleeves design, they just give you the absolute fierce look!

    LackaDaisy

    • Lovely
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      June 7, 2020 / 11:27 am

      Thank you Satanja.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  8. June 6, 2020 / 5:51 am

    I heart a dress/tunic over trousers moment – this is why I like the Indian style when they wear tunics with trousers (Erm, that’s not the proper word to describe them but you know what I mean ( ; )
    Loving your sandals here hon, have a good weekend, Xo

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 7, 2020 / 11:29 am

      I know what you mean Biki and thank you darling. You too have a wonderful weekend!

      xoxo
      Lovely

  9. June 6, 2020 / 5:59 am

    Omg, same this is something my mom used to dress me in and I really would never have thought to try it again today, but really great ideas on how to do it fashionably as an adult lolz. This could be the next major trend

    By Rocio V

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 7, 2020 / 11:28 am

      How interesting that your mum did the same. Thank you Rocio and have a fab weekend.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 7, 2020 / 11:26 am

      Thanks Shaira.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 7, 2020 / 11:26 am

      Your so welcome.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  10. June 6, 2020 / 9:45 am

    You’ve paired them up really well. And as always, you slay.

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 7, 2020 / 11:26 am

      Thank you so much CA.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  11. Marianela Beauty Tips
    June 6, 2020 / 10:42 am

    Wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing.
    I hope youยดll visit my blog soon. Have a nice day!

    • Lovely
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      June 7, 2020 / 11:24 am

      Thank you Marianela.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  12. June 6, 2020 / 2:19 pm

    I have tried many times to wear jeans with a dress. Most of the time, it does look a little bulky. You made it look beautiful.

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 7, 2020 / 11:23 am

      Key is to make sure the dress is fitted so there isn’t too much material. Thanks Stephanie.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  13. Aditi
    June 6, 2020 / 2:29 pm

    I could never imagine wearing a dress with jeans but your ideas look worth trying and those checks look great on you!

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 7, 2020 / 11:22 am

      Thank you Aditi.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  14. June 6, 2020 / 4:54 pm

    great guide and wonderful styles! you look absolutely pretty!

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 7, 2020 / 11:21 am

      Thank Lyosha.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  15. June 6, 2020 / 5:18 pm

    Loveee all of the outfits! You look amazing!

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 7, 2020 / 11:21 am

      Thanks Aiyna.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  16. Jen Walker
    June 6, 2020 / 5:56 pm

    I really love the sleeves of your dress! It really adds that something special to your look, especially when paired with jeans!

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 7, 2020 / 11:20 am

      Thanks Jen and I totally agree.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  17. June 6, 2020 / 8:49 pm

    This is such a good post and you look absolutely gorgeous in every single one of these photos!

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 7, 2020 / 11:16 am

      Thanks Amy.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  18. June 6, 2020 / 10:07 pm

    These are amazing ideas! That’s the beauty of dresses because they can be very versatile and we can wear them as tops and even skirts and outers! Love the outfit you were wearing by the way.

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 7, 2020 / 11:18 am

      Thanks Ola.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  19. June 7, 2020 / 7:05 am

    What a fun statement dress, it works so well with the jeans! I haven’t worn a lot of dresses with pants but I do love putting skirts over dresses to make them into tops! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hope you are having a lovely weekend! We had a (small, due to restrictions) party for my son’s birthday yesterday, it was really fun ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 7, 2020 / 11:17 am

      Thank you so much Mica, Happy Birthday day to your son.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  20. June 7, 2020 / 9:57 am

    Very interesting! I would never have thought to style a dress with jeans! I might have to give this a go soon as I have so many dresses which can’t be worn in our current weather.

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 7, 2020 / 12:42 pm

      Wonderful to hear, let me now how you get on Nyxie.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  21. Ygraine
    June 7, 2020 / 11:34 am

    WOW, a really brilliant post…and you look absolutely amazing in these outfits!!๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    I have never tried wearing a dress with trousers before…but now I am inspired to give it a try!
    Thank you so much!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 7, 2020 / 12:43 pm

      Thank you Ygraine.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 7, 2020 / 12:44 pm

      Thanks Katherine, agree that is a great way to expand our wardrobe.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 12, 2020 / 11:33 am

      Thank you Sara.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  22. June 7, 2020 / 1:02 pm

    You’re just amazing!!!! I loooooooooove the shirt with the jeans, the syle and color combo is on point! You look fabulous.

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 12, 2020 / 11:53 am

      Thanks Chad.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 12, 2020 / 12:16 pm

      Thanks Ashlee.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  23. June 7, 2020 / 2:36 pm

    You look fantastic in this combo. I love wearing dresses with jeans. It is a great way to maximize our closets.

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 12, 2020 / 12:15 pm

      Thank you Ivana.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  24. June 7, 2020 / 2:44 pm

    You always have the best outfits! xxxxxxxxx
    I absolutely love that checkered top.
    xxx

    ooomaye.com

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 12, 2020 / 12:14 pm

      Thanks Omaye.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 12, 2020 / 12:13 pm

      Thank you Heather.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 12, 2020 / 12:12 pm

      Thank you Natalia, that is great to hear.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  25. June 7, 2020 / 7:18 pm

    What a beautiful way to style the jeans. I am loving everything about this look. Just wow!!

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 12, 2020 / 12:11 pm

      Thank you Algene.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  26. June 7, 2020 / 7:24 pm

    I don’t usually wear a dress with a jeans but now after your post I’d like to give a try next time I’ve the possibility. You look stylish, good! great pics! – Amalia

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 12, 2020 / 12:09 pm

      Thank you so much

      xoxo
      Lovely

  27. June 7, 2020 / 7:26 pm

    Love your outfit Lovely! Never would have tried to style a dress with jeans but its a great idea!!

    lots of love, Miri
    http://www.meetmiri.com

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 12, 2020 / 12:09 pm

      Thank you so much Miri.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 12, 2020 / 12:03 pm

      Thank you gorgeous and have a wonderful weekend.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  28. June 7, 2020 / 11:10 pm

    This is SUCH a cute outfit Lovely! The black and yellow look so good styled together. I really love the puffy sleeves of your dress!

    Jill
    https://jilliancecilia.com/

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 12, 2020 / 12:00 pm

      Thank you Jill.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  29. June 7, 2020 / 11:18 pm

    I love the new shapes of dresses this summer, and the combinations you propose are utterly brilliant! Thank you so much for inspiring my outfits ๐Ÿ™‚

    Lindifique

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 12, 2020 / 11:59 am

      Thanks Natalia.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  30. June 8, 2020 / 12:24 am

    So stylish! Absolutely love your outfit Lovely, and these are excellent tips I will definitely try!

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 12, 2020 / 11:54 am

      Thanks Shannon.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  31. blair villanueva
    June 8, 2020 / 7:20 am

    I like your dress! It reminds me of Cher’s iconic dress in Clueless ๐Ÿ™‚
    You are truly stylish!

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 12, 2020 / 11:54 am

      Thank you so much Blair.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  32. June 8, 2020 / 8:09 am

    Wow. I never thought the words classy and jeans would pop up in my head at the same time but here we are. Keep it up!

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 12, 2020 / 11:53 am

      thanks Enriqueta.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 12, 2020 / 11:52 am

      Thanks Ellis.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 12, 2020 / 11:19 am

      Thank you Rach.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  33. June 8, 2020 / 3:19 pm

    I remember my Mom putting me in floral dresses with leggings underneath/ face palm. Your outfit ideas are a much better option. Seems like this would also be great in creating more outfits with less clothing. Loving the look.

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 12, 2020 / 11:18 am

      Thank you so much Nancy.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  34. Monidipa
    June 8, 2020 / 5:51 pm

    I have nevertried dress with jeans.. But the idea seems good
    and the pictur are really great.

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 12, 2020 / 11:13 am

      Thank you Minidipa.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  35. June 9, 2020 / 1:17 pm

    Oh I would of never think it’s a dress if you didn’t mention it.
    I love theses puff sleeves so much and this print is gorgeous !
    I love your outfit so much !
    xx
    Margot
    https://troughthepasturesofthesky.com

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 12, 2020 / 9:02 am

      Thanks Margot.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 10, 2020 / 6:05 am

      Thank you Juliana.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  36. June 15, 2020 / 7:57 pm

    Nice idea, I like the looks and outfits you proposed to us. I will keep all this in mind.

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 17, 2020 / 7:16 am

      Thank you Woman Today

      xoxo
      Lovely

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