Seasonal smocks and colour blocks

Smock dresses are the latest take on its predecessor, the floaty, chiffon maxi dress. It has been cleverly updated and given a new lease of life using thicker materials such as cotton, linen, taffeta and poplin. The use of stiffer material creates an edgier structure to the shape whilst still maintaining that loose, oversized effect.

Today I am going to be delving deeper into the effortlessly elegant smock trend and why it has us all captivated. Smock’s are the perfect summer dress. Sometimes all we crave is simplicity in our outfits, style that we don’t need to overthink but can just throw on and enjoy.

In terms of comfort it is basically on par with wearing a nightie in the daytime… a daytie? (What’s not to love)?!

They can be tiered, knee-length and maxi length to suit a variety of different body types. Smocks in solid blocked neutral colours such as white, black, beige, brown and khaki are striking and bold enough on their own without the need for accessories. In the spring/summer i plan to wear them dressed down with a simple chunky hoop earring and trainers.

I adore the puff detailing in the sleeves which balances out the aesthetic of the dress and keeps it looking feminine despite the stiffer fabrics. If you want an edgy look drape a leather jacket over your shoulders and complete the look with biker boots.

My virtual wishlist

H&M V-neck taffeta dress £39.99
H&M Smocked Cotton Dress – £39.99
H&M Puff-sleeved cotton dress £14.99

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