Happy Tuesday! I hope that you had the best long weekend! Honestly, I don’t celebrate the 4th of July because my ancestors were not free in 1776. And, I highly encourage you to read Frederick Douglass’s thoughts on “independence” day HERE. Douglass remains a force.
Switching gears, I want to share a few of my favorite smocked dresses since this trend appears to be incredibly popular. Initially, I was hesitant about wearing a dress with smocking because I was concerned that it would draw attention to my midsection. Clearly, I was wrong! I am loving this smocked trend SOOOO much! And, there are SO many beautiful dresses with gorgeous smocking details!
The J. Crew Cotton Voile Smocked Dress in Storybook Floral is hands down one of my favorite recent purchases. The print is stunning and the fabric is SO breathable and airy. This beauty really is perfect for those incredibly hot and humid summer days. And, the smocking details are perfectly placed in my opinion. I took my normal size XL in this beauty, so fit is TTS in my opinion.
Here are IRL pictures of the dress. Photos by Samantha Moore Photography:
Again, I think that this beauty is the perfect summer dress (the proof is that I am showing my arms). The print just screams summer! And, there are SO many other fun pieces offered in this print including a gorgeous swimsuit.
Shop this print (affiliate links below):
And, here are more of my favorite “smocked” summer dresses (affiliate links below):
And, finally, here are the perfect accessories to pair with the dress that I am wearing (affiliate links below):
What do you think of the “smocked” dress trend? Have you tried a “smocked” dress? Let me know in the comments!
Thanks for stopping by and have a terrific Tuesday!
really rynetta (pronounced renita)