A smock can be a few different things, from something an artist puts on, to a lightweight garment that men and women used to wear to stay cool. The smock story I’m most familiar with? My mom used to smock all sorts of clothes for my sister and I growing up. Yes, shocking also means the small pleats and embroidery.
This smock story? I saw this smock(Ed) dress below on Instagram (@desertvintage) and fell in love:
I thought of wearing it with heels, boots, and loving all the vintage of it. So imagine my surprise when I showed my mom, and she said she had made something similar in the 1970s.
If I thought I could love a smock when it was just fashion, imagine how much I love it when it’s from my mom!
Cool and yet chic, modest but high end. I want to wear this with wedges (yes, I had to play to the 70s vibe), flats, strappy heels, and boots. Especially these boots. From cocktail parties to days running errands, it’s the perfect dress for spring!
(There is so many pieces I have that are smocked. Keep your eyes peeled for a fashion story on the topic soon!)
The best part about the smock for me? I got to wear a little bit of family fashion history.
What’s your first thought when you think of a smock? Do you have any of your family fashion history?
I’ve linked some similar pieces for you below! (Also, check out Desert Vintage, I clearly love their taste!)
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