Double denim is a contradicting topic within the fashion scene and the public opinion is divided. Little did we know that this trend would make a huge comeback and has been going strong for the last couple of years. Since its return to the fashion scene, people are trying to decide whether this trend is worthy of its popularity. You either love it or love to hate it, but I think it all depends on how you style denim on denim.
“You either love it or love to hate it”
The double denim trend is steeped in rich history that dates back all the way to the 1800’s. People wore denim for practical reasons and was especially popular in the workforce due to its durable quality and its ability to withstand water. These practical work clothing were produced mainly as overalls and denim sets. Only in the 1950’s was this fabric considered fashionable as more people, specifically the cowboys started to use it for casual wear. Denim on denim became popular around the 70’s and 80’s, especially amongst celebrities which influenced the public to slather themselves with the fabric. Denim continued to be used as a vital material in the manufacturing of clothing, and was produced with a primary focus on jeans, shorts, skirts, shirts, and jackets. However, the double denim craze faded out after the 80’s as it was deemed uncool by society and the pieces were preferred to be worn individually.
In my opinion, double denim is a great trend that I love to get creative with. When styled correctly using a few simple guidelines, denim on denim can be quite the fashion statement. It’s important that the individual denim pieces are the same shade, so that it appears to be a matching set. This tip only works in regards to blue denim though, considering this is the shade most closely associated with the trend. If you wanted to broaden your colour palette, then opting for individual pieces of different colours that compliment each other would make for a great outfit. Denim has specific categories to fit each specific body type, as the material is not considered adaptable. Finding the right fit for your body is key to a great double denim look. If you’re trying to figure out whether you this trend is something for you, using less material often softens the impact of the whole look. Shorts and skirts are therefore often easier to style than jeans for example. However, the most important piece of advice I can give you is to wear whatever you’re comfortable in!