Best Denim Shirts For Women [February 2020]

The denim shirt started as the perfect shirt for working people. The blue hue, durable fabric, and roll-able sleeves made it the perfect companion for a hard days work. (Just ask Rosie the Riveter.)

Yet with all things denim, as years passed, the look became more important than durability. Today, the denim shirt has been updated, styled, and refined as a chic boho, modern, and business casual look.

This article shows you 12 of our favorite denim shirts of 2019. I’ve also included chambray (a similar fabric to denim) as their as some great options that we were worth including.

Ready? Let’s go!

Editor’s Choice for Denim Shirt

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Frank And Eileen $248.00

A classic Frank & Eileen button-down shirt, made casual in soft, frayed, faded denim.

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RE/DONE from MATCHESFASHION $258.00

Re/Done Originals – Re/Done Original’s blue High Rise Ankle Crop jeans are made .

Where To Buy Denim Shirts

The Best Denim Shirts

Below are some of our favorite denim and chambray shirts. A solid denim shirt is an essential for any modern wardrobe. Madewell leads the pack with 3 of the recommended 12 shirts.

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Chico’s from Chico’s $89.50

A long denim shirt is a look we can’t live without. This relaxed-fit design is styled with long sleeves, a chest pocket, and button closure. Den…


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Chico’s from Chico’s $89.50

A long denim shirt is a look we can’t live without. This relaxed-fit design is styled with long sleeves, a chest pocket, and button closure. Den…


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Talbots from Talbots $119.00

Details The classic shirtdress. Denim adds seasonless versatility, while a dot pattern gives a fun twist. Features Silhouette: Shirtdress Neckli…


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MICHAEL Michael Kors from Michael Kors $140.00

DESIGNEasy yet opulent, this crewneck T-shirt is embroidered with allover sequins and features smooth jersey lining for comfortable wear. The re…


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Eileen Fisher from Neiman Marcus $178.00

Eileen Fisher chambray shirt with side notched hem. Approx. 29″L from shoulder to hem. Spread collar; button front. Long sleeves; button cuffs. …


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Shorts

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Frame from Shopbop.com $185.00

These FRAME cutoffs capture the essence of easy summer days with a little distre.


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Alexander Wang from NET-A-PORTER $275.00

For Spring ’20, Alexander Wang pays homage to the American icons he grew up idolizing, including Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren and Donna Karan. Thi…


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Chimala from La Garçonne $357.00

Jacket-style half-placket shirt constructed from medium-blue cotton denim. Spread collar. Long sleeves. Slim, two-button cuffs. Three-button fro…


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Coats

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Parajumpers from Farfetch $493.00

Revive your casual wear with Diesel’s streetwear-inspired staples.


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Coats

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Vince from Last Call By Neiman Marcus $559.00

Vince modern-fit coat.


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Blazers

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Frame from Frame Denim $575.00

This wardrobe-essential blazer is defined by clean lines in luxe velvet.


Research / Frequent Questions

How To Style Your Denim Shirt

You can literally wear denim shirts with anything and they look great! I have numerous denim shirts (maybe 10) and I wear them weekly with my different outfits. They go with shorts, mini skirts, maxi skirts, over dresses, with different wash jeans and more.

They are very versatile and come in so many variations! I have two ombre/dip dye shirts, an oversized light blue one, a light blue fitted one, a dark blue fitted one, a tie-dye sleeveless version, one with embellished elbows, one with studs and more! I find you can even wear them underneath denim jackets as well, if you want to go for a triple denim look!

How Do You Wear A Denim Button Up Shirt?

If you’re doing a casual Friday look for work, you can wear wear leather pants with your denim shirt, and layer the look leaving a few buttons undone to make color pop.

You can wear denim on denim
Denim shirts also look great with pencil skirts.
Sparkle skirts look good with the denim shirt as well, lace works as well

White jeans are great for denim shirts now
Sweaters also look great with shirts
Colored jeans and maxi dresses almost make this look good

Even jean shorts look great with these shirts

What Pants To Wear With A Denim Shirt?

Dark jeans
Light jeans paired with a shirt that is two shades darker
Black jeans are becoming a trend with jean shirts now

White jeans
Skinny khakis are a new trend with jean shirts as well
Colored shorts that pop, jean shorts and white jean shorts are popular ways to dress up a denim shirt

Skinny joggers
Leather leggings are a popular choice with jean shirts
Regular cotton leggings, comfy and go with anything
Depending on the shirt, you can wear dress pants with it
Under a sweater and blazer, you can wear it with anything

Can you wear a jean jacket with jeans?

You definitely can. You must make sure that the denims involved are at least two shades different that whatever denim you are wearing

The Difference Between Denim & Chambray

A chambray shirt is like a denim shirt using plain weave fabric with colored yarn and white yarn in the weft. It is not a cotton twill like denim

Is Chambray A Summer Fabric?

Chambray is definitely a summer fabric. It is a lightweight cotton, so it will ensure that it breathes while being worn.

Is Chambray A Cotton?

Chambray is a cotton. Although it is woven with material that makes it appear as a denim fabric, this is much more lightweight and breathable than regular denim.

Celebs in Denim Shirts

I have included 6 of my favorite celeb denim shirt looks, these include Ashley Greene, David Beckham, Vanessa Hudgens, Kate Bosworth, Zac Efron and Charlize Theron.

We have had countless sightings on DenimBlog of celebs in a denim shirt though, but I really liked these looks! It just proves how easy they are to wear and how unisex they are too! I even own a men’s denim shirt as I loved the colour of it, so anyone can literally wear them!

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