Slideshow: 25 Best Denim Dresses for Summer

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Denim is loved by both rock and rollers and Casual Friday office drones, yet the jean dress has suffered a somewhat marginalized fate, thanks in great part to its unfortunate association with OshKosh B'gosh and the kind of Goldie Hawn-in-Overboard-ish dames who hang out at backwoods bowling-alley bars. No more! These days, brands like Surface to Air, Cheap Monday, and Alexander Wang are whipping out sculptural denim minis done up with endearing ruffles, sharp pleats, fetching necklines, cool cutouts, and R-rated cocktail-hour silhouettes. Click ahead to see our 25 favorite takes on the new era of dressy denim.