Lightweight, unstructured and fabulously floaty, smock dresses are fast becoming a fashion favourite. If like us, you’re always searching for the next carefree and low-maintenance look, a smock dress will be your new wardrobe bestie.
From picking the perfect prints to deciding on the right shoes, scroll down for our smock dress style tips.
What Is A Smock Dress?
Becoming a fashion staple in the 1920s, smock dresses are famous for their breezy silhouette, ruched fabric and frilly details. Also known as prairie dresses, the bohemian appeal of the trend makes them ideal for spring and summer wardrobes. From mini to maxi, there’s a smock dress out there for everyone.
Why Wear A Smock Dress?
Effortless, comfortable and endlessly versatile, it’s no wonder we’re wearing our smock dresses on repeat. If you’re unsure whether the trend is for you, check out why this stylish separate deserves a spot in your wardrobe.
Thanks to their relaxed silhouette, smock dresses are as effortless to wear as they are fashionable. Taking only a second to slip on, this throw-on-and-go piece means nothing has to come between you and your lie-ins!
Team your dress with a denim jacket and trainers for walks in the sunshine or wear it with a slouchy cardigan for that comfy and cosy box-set vibe.
Whether it’s our loungewear or our PJs, we’re all about comfort this year. When you want the ease of joggers while embracing the latest trends, a smock dress will help you strike the perfect balance.
Suitable for both days in the park and afternoons on the sofa, smock dresses make fashionable and functional dressing a breeze.
We’re always on the lookout for easy-to-wear separates that can double up for multiple occasions. Luckily, smock dresses are super simple to dress up and down. Go smart-casual with a belted jacket and ballet shoes or turn up the comfort in an oversized cardigan and slippers.
Whether you’re relaxing at home, walking the dog or going glam for a Friday night video call, this versatile piece will have you covered.
How To Wear A Smock Dress
From choosing playful puff sleeves and vibrant prints to updating your accessories, our smock dress style guide will help you add this on-trend item into your weekly rotation.
Say Yes To Patterns & Prints
With warmer weather finally on the cards, we can’t wait to welcome the sunshine in a floaty smock dress. When it comes to seasonal styles, nothing says spring quite like patterns and prints.
Whether you pick bold animal prints, pretty polka dots or classic florals, there’s no shortage of vibrant smock dresses to brighten up your day. Complete the look with simple white trainers and a denim jacket and you’ll be more than ready to soak up the sun.
Pick Puff Sleeves For A Playful Twist
Smock dresses are just the thing to put a smile on your face. For a relaxed and playful vibe, pick smock dresses with decorative details, from puff sleeves and ruffle hems to sheer fabrics. Our wardrobes deserve a little fun!
Refresh Your WFH Wardrobe
We know that comfort is key when you’re working from home, but there’s only so many times you can wear the same sweatshirt and joggers (in theory anyway!). To give your casual combos a seasonal update, choose a loose smock dress and a longline cardigan instead.
Comfy, cool and ideal for working from home, we have a feeling our smock dresses are going to be just as well-loved as our loungewear.
Style Up Your Shoes
Picking the right footwear for spring can be challenging – especially when the weather keeps changing its mind! If you’re wondering what shoes to wear with a smock dress, the good news is that they pair just as well with chunky boots as they do with flat sandals and trainers.
Helping you get from A to B in style, the versatility of smock dresses means all of your favourite footwear can make an appearance – weather permitting, of course!
Update Your Accessories
Keep your smock dress feeling fresh all season long by switching up your accessories. From adding woven hats and strappy sandals for walks in the park to teaming backpacks and trainers for coffee runs, rediscover your accessory collection to take your smock dress to the next level.
For more of the latest trends for women, don’t miss our women’s new in clothing, colour pops and prints collection and spring revival range.