When it comes to denim dresses, there's a fine line between one that's suffocating, constrictive and unflattering and one that's soft, sophisticated and easy. Sea New York's braided shirt dress falls firmly in the latter camp, what with its Japanese denim, zipper front, tasteful center slip and frayed, slightly darker wash hemline. The dress is straight but not totally shapeless, so the belt reinforces the slight waist cinch without working too hard. Plus, it has sleeves, which are essential for bringing it into the workplace (if your office is the kind of place that allows denim) and navigating transitioning temperatures. Also, pockets! Yup, it's perfect.
Sea New York braided denim shirt dress, $425, available at Sea New York.
Please note: Occasionally, we use affiliate links on our site. This in no way affects our editorial decision-making.