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Smocking Hot. I’m a lover of a good smock, or Smocking detail (see here and here). My mom smocked many of my dresses growing up and it’s always been one of those details that’s felt like home to me. And now, Smocking is back. Part a throw back to vintage Laura Ashley (which I loved growing up!). Part of the prairie trend. Part fashion based on movies such as “Little Women” and “Emma”. All chic.
What I love about dresses like these is that, even though they’re modest, they’re subtly sexy, they’re flattering, and versatile. Dressing up? Pair it heels. More casual? Sandals. Lounging on the couch? It’s good as is. It’s sweet but not saccharin, and it can easily be made more edgy with accessories!
The most important thing about a dress like this? Comfort. I’m not lying about the lounging part. It’s almost like a nightgown in the best ways, and we should all take advantage of that! Though it’s both high necked and long sleeved I was fine on a hot spring day.
What’s your take on this trend?
I’ve linked dresses for a similar look and some vintage nightgowns for you below!
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This look can be shopped here
Love the idea of a vintage nightgown or vintage Laura Ashley? I love these: