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Blake Lively stunned in this surprising summer dress trend — shop her look, starting at $24

Jean shorts are a summer staple, but a denim dress? Actress Blake Lively is here to show you exactly how to nail the look.

Hot and humid 90-degree summer weather plus denim might not seem like a winning combination, but leave it to Blake Lively to convince us otherwise. The always-stylish actress was snapped in not just one denim piece this past weekend — she went all out in denim on denim on denim. Lively paired a denim minidress with a long jean jacket and finished her look with a matching crossbody bag. And to no one's surprise, she looked amazing.

Blake Lively is seen in Greenwich Village on June 28, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
Blake Lively is seen in Greenwich Village on June 28, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)

I'm not going to advise you to trade in your classic jean jacket for a trendy denim trench, but I will absolutely make a case for adding a denim dress to your summer rotation. Admittedly, it's not the best outfit for scorching days, but it's just right when the temps are in the 70s or 80s. Pair it with comfy sandals and cute sunnies, and you're all set to run errands or barbecue with buddies.

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Ready to try a denim dress on for size? Check out our top picks below, starting at just $24.

Not afraid to show some leg this season? Head over to Old Navy and snag this flirty mini while it's less than $25. Shoppers say it's versatile and comfortable, and want to know the pièce de résistance? It has pockets!

$24 at Old Navy

As you're making your Prime Day shopping list, consider adding this flattering frock to your cart. You'll notice the pleats at the waist which do a great job creating definition and disguising the tummy area. The longer length means you won't have to worry about it blowing up in the wind.

$47 at Amazon

Who says a denim dress can't give easy-breezy vibes? The spaghetti straps and tiered skirt of this maxi just scream summer. It's made of polyester, so it's more lightweight than traditional cotton denim.

$35 at Amazon

Warm weather and light-wash denim go together like sunny days and lemonade, which is why ordering this cute midi dress from Nordstrom is a no-brainer. An adjustable tie at the back allows for a customized fit.

$100 at Nordstrom
Gap Factory

As soon as I saw this stunner for 50% off, I didn't think twice about adding it to my cart. The subtly sexy V-neckline is balanced out by the longer length; you can easily make this piece more modest with a cardigan. An absolute steal at $40.

$40 at Gap Factory

If you're not checking Walmart regularly for closet updates, you should. The retailer has lots of stylish items these days including this denim midi that's available up to a size XXL. Shoppers give it 4.8 out of 5 stars, with one person saying "the design is both simple and thoughtful."

$34 at Walmart

If you like the look of this denim shirtdress, don't wait too long to place your order. Sizes are selling out quickly. The polo collar gives preppy-chic old money vibes, while the ruched sides work wonders on your waistline.

$80 at Nordstrom
Banana Republic Factory

Can't wrap your mind around wearing denim during the summer? Try this lightweight linen-blend dress that looks like the real deal but keeps you cool as a cucumber on hot days.

$65 at Banana Republic Factory

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