Good Jeans! The Timeless Appeal of Denim in 19 Day-to-Night Looks

Where better than in Rome, the Eternal City, to show off a classic fabric’s endless versatility.

Model Mona Tougaard wears a Dior dress and skirt; Dior boutiques. Kenneth Jay Lane necklace.

Left: Where denim shirting is involved, more is very much more. Shirts from Levi’s ( and Mother ( Emporio Armani jeans; Emporio Armani boutiques. Bulgari earrings and necklace. Right: Tougaard wears a Tom Ford blouse and jeans; tomford​.com. Jimmy Choo boots. Paco Rabanne earrings. Model Fran Summers wears an E.L.V. Denim jacket; elvdenim​.com. Etro jeans; etro​.com. Jimmy Choo shoes and bag.

For proof of denim’s endless adaptabilityขand unstoppable sense of coolขlook no further than this belted and bejeweled Chanel look; Chanel select boutiques.

No jeans were harmed in the making of this Gaultier Paris by Sacai dressขonly ingeniously stitched and hitched together. Gaultier Paris by Sacai boots.

The long and short of it is that denim does especially well with a bit of shimmer. Loewe jacket; 7 For All Mankind x Numero21 bra top; Prada skirt and bag; Amina Muaddi shoes. Fallon earrings.

Left: Model Mika Schneider sashays brisklyขand brilliantlyขaway in a Polo Ralph Lauren jacket; Off-White mesh top and jeans; Black & Brown clutch. Right: Here’s one idea for a slick, quick, going-out look: your best printed minidress and a pair of light-wash jeans, ideally both from Louis Vuitton; Gina shoes.

Ceretti goes long and lean in a Polo Ralph Lauren jacket, shirt, and jumpsuit;

7 For All Mankind x Numero21 cape; Levi’s jacket; Dsquared2 jeans; René Caovilla shoes. Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello earrings. Gucci necklace.

Celine by Hedi Slimane jacket, bodysuit, and jeans;

Left: Hermès top and dress; Gianvito Rossi boots. Moschino earrings. John Boyd hat. Right: Jacob Cohën jacket and skirt; Christian Louboutin boots.

Tougaard wears an Alberta Ferretti tie-dye jacket and jeans; Saks Fifth Avenue. Slim Barrett headpiece. Summers wears a Brunello Cucinelli jacket; Brunello Cucinelli Soho. Victoria Beckham shirt; victoriabeckham​.com. R13 jeans; r13​.com. Alexandre Vauthier earrings. Merola bracelet.

Burberry dress and pants; Jimmy Choo boots;

When straight-leg denim meets a slinky, shimmery jacket (and a bit of a power shoulder), something almost retro-and utterly alluring-results. Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello jacket, bodysuit, jeans, jewelry, and belts; Saint Laurent 57th Street. Tom Ford shoes.