Time to fess up. Did you buy *that* Zara polka dot dress last summer? Or consider it but got there too late? Well, we have good news for you: smock dresses are the trend’s natural progression, but with more high end appeal (read: Cecile Bahnsen, Molly Goddard, JW Anderson - basically, any ‘it’ designer) and they’re coming in thick and fast for spring.
Characterised by puffed sleeves and a voluminous silhouette that hangs loosely on the body, smock dresses, done right, are an effortless statement. We won’t pretend they aren’t a little bit frumpy, but that’s the joy of them - dressing for yourself, not the male gaze. You need a little confidence to pull off the bold new shape, and that’s where styling inspiration helps. Scroll for 5 outfit ideas to try now.
NA-KD check print puff sleeve smock dress in blue£45BUY
M&S Collection Dented Chain Necklace£17.50BUY
ASOS DESIGN Richmond premium leather pull on western boots in black croc£40.50BUY
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