How To Do Double Denim

This is how NOT to do DD
Love it or hate it, double denim is officially back in business. Or, shall we say, it never went out of style? Because, despite our thoughts veering towards one infamous Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake look from the early noughties, Canadian tuxedos existed long before then, and continued to prevail thereafter.

Is Wearing Double Denim On Trend In 2024?

If we are to believe the direction pointed at by the street style pack (and also, what retailers have to offer), fashion has firmly shifted its onus back to the double-whammy true blues – and it’s as versatile as ever. One only has to look to the Spring/Summer ’24 runways for proof: at Alexander McQueen sculpted denim jackets were styled with micro shorts. Over at Balenciaga, signature oversized co-ords still reigned supreme, while Chanel presented holiday-ready tunic tops rendered in the sturdy fabric. And elsewhere at Dries Van Noten, blazers and Bermuda shorts made a compelling point for the sophistication of denim.

To neaten everything up, tuck your denim shirt into slouchy denim jeans and finish off with a smart leather belt,” she continues. Thanks to fashion’s ever-evolving whims, the jeans-shirt-combo is no longer the only styling option to dip into denim. Why not embrace a denim maxi skirt, worn with the matching top and a fun kitten heel? Or, alternatively, if you feel like flashing some flesh, take your double denim look on a night out and settle for a denim miniskirt instead.

And if the double layering feels ever so slightly OTT, consider white denim pieces as your gateway to this world. In other words, styling options come aplenty.

Here, we round up the best (and easiest) options to dabble in double denim, according to the style set.

The Boyfriend Fit: Baggy Jeans + Oversized Shirt

To avoid gargantuan proportions, wear the denim shirt unbuttoned and layer it a skintight vest.


H&M, Baggy Jeans & Denim Shirt

Price: £32.99

Thanks to fashion’s current musings, baggy jeans semaphore trend-awareness. Plus, they’re super comfortable.

& Other Stories, Mesh Ballet Flats

Price: £110

& Other Stories’ mesh ballet flats will be the ultimate wardrobe workhorse once temperatures creep up again.

Keep It Classic: Straight Leg Jeans + Denim Jacket

Nothing beats a classic double denim situation and if you like to keep things simple, this one is for you. Opt. forstraight-leg jeans and pair them with the matching denim jacket. Dial the look up with a pair of heels or subscribe to comfort with your favourite trainers.

The Evening Look: Denim Mini Skirt + Denim Shirt + Heels

Yes, double denim can work for a night on the dancefloor, too. Swap jeans for a denim mini and trainers for a slick pair of evening shoes. A pair of statement earrings will complete the outfit.

The Grown-Up Tuxedo: Denim Midi Skirt + Oversized Shirt + Long Boots

True blue times two can be as serious and grown-up as a tailored two-piece. Elongated proportions and elegant accessories are ultimately flattering and don’t scream Y2K. Instead, they whisper quiet luxury.

The All-White Alternative: White Jeans + White Denim Shirt

And if double blues feels too Britney ca. 2001, do consider double denim in different shades as an alternative to the western-inspired look, such as ecru. But beware, this certinaly isn’t red wine-friendly.

Reformation, Eugenia Denim Midi Dress

We can always rely on Reformation to deliver the goods when it comes to great dresses. This indigo version, in stretch denim, is one you can wear for day with trainers and for after-dark with a sparkly bag and heels.



Topshop, Bustier Denim Dress In Indigo

If a mini is more your vibe, Topshop’s style is the one to go for. We’re imagining it with an oversized bomber jacket and chunky sandals.



Bershka, Comfort Denim Bandeau

For a night out, try this mini with a leather jacket, platform heels and a shoulder bag. You could also layer it over a mesh top to make it more daytime-ready.



Stradivarius, Denim Halter Neck Dress

If you don’t want to go strapless, this halter-neck midi from Stradivarius still gives that throwback look.