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14 Denim Must-Haves to Pack for Your Honeymoon

14 Denim Must-Haves to Pack for Your Honeymoon
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Calling all brides-to-be: We know there are a ton of wedding details that can bog you down while you’re planning your big day. Of course, the gown is your biggest fashion concern, so while you’re busy wedding dress shopping, we’ve gone ahead and started planning your honeymoon must-pack list by rounding up the best denim brands for women.

 

 

Focusing on a variety of denim clothing items is a good idea for any kind of traveler; the fabric is easy to pack and you won’t have to  worry about wrinkles. Plus, denim easily can be dressed up or dressed down. Whether you’re looking for a new denim skirt, a sleeveless denim jacket, a sexy mini-shirtdress or even a pair of splurge-worthy designer jeans (treat yourself!), here’s a selection of customer-favorite denim brands from Nordstrom, Macy’s, Amazon and more. Now visualize yourself in a cute denim romper on the beach, drinking a daiquiri  while looking out at the ocean alongside the love of your life. Can you see it? We can!

 

 

Shopping for Denim

 

Tips:

Denim is a wardrobe staple no matter the season or, in the case of your honeymoon, climate. Whether you’re splurging on a new pair of designer jeans or expanding your closet by adding essentials like a new denim jacket, denim shirt or beach-friendly cutoff denim shorts, there’s something made of the figure-flattering fabric for every honeymooner-to-be on the list below. Trends include playful color palettes and many different types of washes, which can infuse the “old school” material with a modern flair. Depending on your personal style, denim looks can be easy-breezy casual (i.e. overalls) or you can boost the sex appeal and sophistication factor (hello hip-hugging jumpsuit). You’ll want to bring an outfit for every kind of outing (plane, beach, adventure activity, romantic dinner, etc.), so no amount of denim is too much to pack in your suitcase.

 

Denim Shopping Considerations

 

Cost:

From $19 to $220, we’ve included a price point for every bridal purse. Denim is the great equalizer of the fashion world; you can go high or low and always find multiple styles to suit your budget.

 

Color/Wash:

This is yet another area where denim is extremely versatile. White, black, gray and every shade of blue you can imagine (including ombre!) means there’s a denim wash that suits every taste. Plus, denim comes in all colors of the rainbow these days. Check out this cute pair of Lucky Brand low rise Lolita skinny jeans in scarlet red, for example. Feeling hot, hot, hot!

 

Style:

Once again, variety is the spice of life when it comes to denim looks. Beyond the myriad fits and styles of pants, there are all sorts of options when it comes to denim jackets, skirts, dresses, shorts and more (yes, we’ve seen cute denim sneakers, hats and even bathing suits). Boot cut, boyfriend jean, wide leg, skinny leg, high rise, low rise, long sleeve, short sleeve, sleeveless, cutoff, capri — try ‘em all, then pack a few favorites for the most romantic trip of your life.

 

 

1 of 14 Image Credits: Amazon

Best Denim Brand for All Body Types

KUT from the Kloth Women's Catherine Boyfriend Jean in Adaptability

Price: $89.00See Reviews

KUT from the Kloth claims to have perfected the art of well-designed denim, and color us impressed. We especially love these five-pocket boyfriend jeans in a rich wash called “Adaptability,” which makes sense considering how easily they’ll become your go-to pants. Featuring just the right amount of stretch (with excellent recovery, according to customer reviews), you’ll feel comfortable while flaunting your curves. And if you’re more straight ‘n narrow verses curvy, no worries: KUT jeans are made for a diverse range of body types because, much like finding the perfect wedding gown, every bride also needs on-point denim to gallivant in during her honeymoon.

Specifications:
Sizes: 0-16
91% Cotton, 7% Polyester, 2% Spandex
Machine Wash

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“KUT jeans are some of my absolutely favorite jeans and these are no exception. They are a solid jean material but are still stretchy enough to feel like you have mobility and can sit, stand, bend, etc. I plan on getting more from KUT for sure!”

2 of 14 Image Credits: Nordstrom

Best Splurge Jeans

FRAME Ali High Waist Cigarette Jeans

Price: $220.00

FRAME's ultra high-rise, cigarette-style jeans are on the pricier side compared to the majority of denim pieces on this list, but trust us, you get what you pay for — i.e. expertly crafted, super stretchy, premium denim. These FRAME skinnies contour to your curves, then taper down to edgy, raw cropped hems. We love the look of this pair in jet black; wear ‘em with sleek black sandals and a flowy tank top for a sexy evening look on one of your hot honeymoon nights out on the town.

Specifications:
Sizes: 23-33
76% cotton, 15% modal, 6% polyester, 3% elastane
Machine wash, tumble dry

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“My go-to jeans with low booties. I love the wash on these jeans — they’re a true black with a slight sheen. I do think these run a size big. I’m usually a solid 26 in denim but I got these in a 25. I’m 5’4” and I have a hard time finding the right length jean to wear with my low booties… I like them just a bit cropped so there’s a little bit of ankle showing between the hem and the top of the boot. These fit the bill and love the high waist.”

3 of 14 Image Credits: Amazon

Best Denim Jacket

Levi's Women's Original Sherpa Trucker

Price: $98.00See Reviews

If your honeymoon destination gets a little chilly at night (think: Palm Springs, Morocco or any desert locale), you’ll want to bring a cool but cozy and versatile jacket with you. This Levi’s Original Sherpa Trucker black denim jacket is just the ticket. Ultra soft and crafted to last, Levi’s continues to be a timeless denim brand for a reason. This sleek piece can be thrown over a simple white tank top or layered as the finishing touch to your on-the-go outfit. Either way, it looks great, keeps you warm and comes in a bunch of different washes. From Hushed Violet to Vintage Shiraz, there’s a hue for every honeymooner.

Specifications:
Sizes XS to XL
100% Cotton
Hits at hip
Machine wash

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This jacket is amazing — it is so comfortable and looks cute with every outfit! The sherpa lining is on the front and back torso plus the neck, and the sleeves have a different soft lining. Note that it does run small, so order a size up — I normally wear a medium jean jacket but the large of this jacket feels better, especially so you can wear a sweater underneath. It is quite warm, so I don't usually wear it indoors or else I'll overheat. Easy, comfortable, and cute!”

4 of 14 Image Credits: Nordstrom Rack

Best Plus-Size Jeans

MADEWELL Button Front High Waist Skinny Jeans

Price: $69.97

We know what you’re thinking: Plus-size jeans with a button fly? Oh yes, trust us, these long, lean jeans by Madewell are made to flatter your curvaceous figure. With “Magic Pockets” that claim to hold a gal in from the front, they’re also super sleek and slimming from the side and the back. Customers say they’re “an instant hit” and they they “immediately loved them.” Seriously, the compliments about these plus-size denim pants go on and on. Pack a pair for your honeymoon and you, too, may become a believer.

Specifications:
Sizes: 33 - 37
88% cotton, 8% polyester, 4% elastane
Machine wash, tumble dry

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I can not begin to describe how much I loathe jeans and jean shopping and jeans with buttons- good lord that sounds awful...well UNTIL now. I truly loved these from the moment I put them on. Sometimes jeans aren't your favorite immediately but they grow on you, well these were an instant hit. After months and months of reluctantly trying them from the suggestions from a few bloggers, they fit true to size and even maybe err on the larger side, but they fit perfect.”

5 of 14 Image Credits: Macy's

Best Denim Skirt

Free People Splendor In The Grass Tie-Waist Denim Skirt

Price: $68.00

Oh hey, Boho-chic brides, we’ve got just the right denim skirt for all your honeymoon wardrobe needs. Paper-bag waists are all the rage right now, and denim pieces like this Free People tie-waist skirt are no exception. This fun, ultra-feminine skirt can be worn with flip-flops for a laid-back beach outing, with slip-on sneakers for roaming around quaint European villages, or with a sassy pair of heels for a night out dancing somewhere in South America. Wherever your honeymoon takes you, pack this on-trend denim skirt and we guarantee you’re good to go

Specifications:
Sizes: 0-12
Approx. 16-1/2" long
Zipper fly with removable tie belt
Machine washable

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Love this skirt, fits true to size and very flattering.”

6 of 14 Image Credits: Nordstrom

Best Denim Dress

BB DAKOTA Sway Chambray Shirtdress

Price: $58.50

Technically chambray is not denim, but it definitely looks like it is. The denim lookalike is actually a cotton plain-weave fabric made with a dyed warp yarn and a white filling yarn, giving it that signature light blue color. That said, for your honeymoon packing purposes, this Chambray shirtdress can certainly pass for a denim dress. Soft and flouncy with a ruffled hem and pretty tie waist, this barely blue piece is adorable with sneakers or kitten heels. Make sure to pack it for a trip to Hawaii, the Caribbean, Southern California or any other casual seaside destination.

Specifications:
Sizes: XXS - XXL
35 1/2" length (size Medium)
Unlined 100% lyocell
Dry clean

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This is the softest chambray dress ever! Falls around curves in a very flattering and cute way.”

7 of 14 Image Credits: Amazon

Best Denim Romper

Montrimori Montmo Women's Sexy Half Sleeve Tencel Denim Shorts Playsuit

Price: $39.99See Reviews

How adorable is this playful, long-sleeve yet short-shorts denim romper? Crafted with cute buttoned cuffs, side pockets and a drawstring waist, this denim one-piece is perfect for both petite and tall brides who are excited to show off their legs after months of wedding workout prep. At once casually charming and glam enough for the club (when paired with, say, glittery wedges and sparkling hoop earrings), we envision this denim piece as a sexy date-night ensemble or an easy daytime outfit for exploring exotic foreign shores.

Specifications:
Sizes: S-XXL
Tencel Denim
Gold buttons

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I just received my denim romper in the mail today and couldn’t wait to try it on! I think it looks nice on me. I read the reviews and most people said that it runs small. My usual size is large so I ordered the next size up in XL. Perfect fit! Can’t wait to wear this in the summer! I just took pics and have received many compliments already.”

8 of 14 Image Credits: Nordstrom

Best Denim Shirt

1901 Classic Chambray Shirt

Price: $69.00

Here we go with the chambray again, but as we noted earlier, the soft light blue material easily passes for our favorite everyday fabric, especially in the form of a denim shirt. Lightweight, casual and easy-breezy, this closet staple will also prove to be a honeymoon essential. Wear it over a bikini, paired with a short floral dress or tucked into a pair of white cutoffs for a cute ‘n comfortable vacation look.

Specifications:
Sizes: XXS - XXL
100% cotton
Machine wash, tumble dry

9 of 14 Image Credits: Amazon

Best Denim Overalls

Levi's Women's Original Overall Jeans

Price: $62.55See Reviews

Leave it to Levi’s to craft a pair of denim overalls that are versatile enough to be styled with a tank top and sneakers or worn with elegant slides and a sultry bralette. While the patch chest pocket and straight neck read as “classic” overalls, the adjustable straps cross and connect at the lower back, giving this one-piece denim look a sophisticated update. The overalls are cut with a relaxed fit perfect for romping around the countryside, but whatever you do in them, don’t feel like you actually need to work in this “workwear” look. Just go have fun with your honey!

Specifications:
Sizes: XS - XL
100% Cotton
Machine Wash

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Love, love, love these overalls! I went with the size chart one of the customers posted and purchased medium. They are very well proportioned. The length is just right whether I roll up or not. I’ve ordered overalls before and had to return them because the fit was not good no matter what size I ordered. I was so pleasantly surprised with these Levi’s.”

10 of 14 Image Credits: Nordstrom

Best Denim Shorts

FRAME Le Cutoff Denim Shorts

Price: $189.00

Ah, the holy grail of honeymoon must-pack items: adorable denim cutoffs with perfectly frayed hems and that ever-so-slight whiskering detail. These delightful denim shorts by FRAME are casual enough to wear with sneakers for a bike ride along the Champs-Elysées, or you can slip on a pair of sleek suede mules for a day of sightseeing at Versailles. Très chic!

Specifications:
Sizes: 23-32
92% cotton, 6% polyester, 2% elastane
Machine wash

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Love this brand of denim. Soft and fits well. Ordering from Nordstrom is easy from the app and free shipping is a great perk.”

11 of 14 Image Credits: Amazon

Best Affordable Jeans

Lucky Brand Women's Low Rise Lolita Skinny Jean

Price: $36.50See Reviews

The Lolita skinny jean is perfect for the bride on a budget who still wants a tailored denim look for days (or nights) out on the town versus, say, lounging around in holey, fringey cutoffs. This pair of Lucky Brand denim jeans has a smart streamlined cut that looks great on ladies who are curvy through the hip and thigh. Plus, the skinny style has a comfortable mid-rise fit in an array of colors and washes (we love the bright red). Add a sweet or sultry tank and some kitten heels to complete your ensemble.

Specifications:
Sizes: 25-32
91% Cotton, 6% Polyester, 3% Elastane
Machine Wash

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This brand of jean is well worth the price. They are so soft and exactly as pictured. First wash I did by itself because the dark color will tend to bleed. Every wash after that was fine though. I feel like the more I wear them the more they mold to my body shape. They are incredibly flattering. The mid rise is perfect and comes about an inch and a half under my belly button. I am 5'3" and 140lbs. I purchased size 30 and they are perfect. They didn't shrink when I washed them either. I basically refuse to wear any other type of jeans!”

12 of 14 Image Credits: Amazon

Best Sleeveless Denim Jacket

MISS MOLY Women's Denim Distressed Classic Vest

Price: $33.99See Reviews

If your honeymoon destination is too hot for a long-sleeve denim jacket, this sleeveless version by MISS MOLY is just the ticket. This cute, versatile denim vest comes in four different color washes, from black to a very light blue, making it the perfect choice to wear with a floral mini skirt, khaki shorts or even a date-night maxi dress. Comfortable and breathable,this denim item will be your go-to on your special vacay.

Specifications:
Sizes XS - XL 100% cotton Machine wash

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I wore this with a sweater dress, and it was awesome! I can wear it buttoned or open, and it looks great either way! I can use it to dress 'up' a dress, or with a blouse and jeans, and it looks great either way!”

13 of 14 Image Credits: Nordstrom

Best Denim Jumpsuit

RACHEL ROY Nikita Ruffle Denim Jumpsuit (Plus Size)

Price: $179.00

Headed toCalifornia wine country for your honeymoon? As far as upscale yet laid back and highly ‘grammable outfits go, we love this ruffley, wide-leg denim jumpsuit designed by Rachel Roy. Pair this funky find with flashy earrings and high heels for a night out on the town, or tie a scarf around your head and slip on some espadrilles for a more boho-chic look. Either way, you can’t go wrong in this sassy plus-size denim one-piece you’ll wear for years to come.

Specifications:
Sizes: 22W, 24W
47% viscose, 32% cotton, 20% polyester, 1% elastane
33" inseam

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Honey, yes I love this this jumpsuit. Reminds me of the good old days in the ‘70s when fashion was real fashion.”

Lucky Brand Women's Mid Rise Sweet Straight Jean

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Best Mid-Rise Denim

Lucky Brand Women's Mid Rise Sweet Straight Jean

Price: $19.05See Reviews

What’s sweeter than walking hand-in-hand down the street in an exotic, fairy tale locale as newlyweds? Sporting these Sweet Straight jeans made by Lucky Brand while you’re doing it. They’ve got an easy, laid-back fit, come in a timeless medium wash and are perfectly priced for any budget-conscious bride. You’ll continue to wear them after the honeymoon, pretty much every weekend.

Specifications:
Sizes: 25 - 32
98% Cotton, 2% Spandex
Machine wash

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“These were made for curvy girls. I love these jeans. I'm 5'7', 145 lbs with a 28 inch waist (at navel) and almost 40 inch hips. The size 26 fit perfectly (fits like a size 2/4) with some stretch. The color is a nice medium blue (not too dark, not too light). The photo is a good representation of the color.”