Dua Lipa Wore the Most Practical (but Sexy) Version of This Controversial, Hollywood-Loved Trend

Denim, but make it Dua.

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Dua Lipa Just Wore the Spring Trend Fashion Girls Can’t Get Enough of, and You Can Get Look Starting at $TK

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Canadian tuxedos have stayed on the periphery of what’s “in” for years, with celebrities including Katie Holmes and Meghan Markle slowly bringing the denim-on-denim look to the forefront. While typically all-over-denim outfits consist of a pair of jeans and a chambray top, fashion girls and stars have given it new meaning this year. Dakota Johnson wore a three piece denim set, including a cropped bustier, to Sundance, and Julia Fox — always one to play with the material — donned a dress constructed entirely out of jean waistbands. All this to say, all-over-denim in spring 2023 is about thinking outside of the box. Luckily, Dua Lipa showed us how to do it in the most practical way.

Dua did denim: Say that five times fast. The pop star posted a  photo of her rocking a long denim dress with a slit practically to the sky on Instagram this week. There was a lot to take in — namely how sexy she made an otherwise full-coverage fit look — but in that one post, the singer gave us a masterclass in simplifying one of the season’s hottest trends. She opted for a single long dress, as opposed to a convoluted layering of denim pieces, and her look was somehow both timeless and on-trend. To help you shop the style, I found nine similar pieces you can grab from retailers like Amazon, Nordstrom, and Madewell, with prices starting at just $31.

Kuraki’s denim maxi dress is an easy and affordable way to try the trend, available at Amazon for just $39. You can create Dua’s signature slit thanks to the button-front closure, which allows you to play with the amount of skin you want to show. This pick is made from a tencel and cotton blend, which provides ample softness. According to one shopper, “the fabric is amazing and it fits well,” with another explaining that it’s “perfect” for dressing up and down.

Kuraki Women's Casual Print Button Front Maxi Shirt Dress


Shop now: $39; amazon.com

Wash Lab Denim’s dress at Nordstrom features a waist-cinching belt and raw hem, giving it both a flattering fit and lived-in appearance. Like Dua’s dress, it includes long sleeves with a button closure at the wrist and vertical felled seams that give the dress a structured look. And despite being designed to look rigid, this pick is made out of a stretchy fabric blend that includes both rayon and spandex.

WASH LAB DENIM Long Sleeve Denim Shirtdress


Shop now: $168; nordstrom.com

Reformation’s Amory Midi Dress similarly features visible stitching, creating an almost pleat-like illusion, while providing something a bit more summer-ready. The tank-style dress can easily be paired with an oversized blazer (or denim jacket if you’re really ready to lean into the Canadian tuxedo look), or worn as is during warmer months, giving it year-round wearability.  

Amory Denim Midi Dress


Shop now: $218; thereformation.com

Shop more Dua-inspired denim styles, below.


Banana Republic

Shop now: $56 (Originally $140); bananarepublic.com

Free People Picture Perfect Midi

Free People 

Shop now: $169; freepeople.com

Levis Shay Long Sleeve Denim Shirtdress


Shop now:  $118; nordstrom.com

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