There are very few styles that fit as comfortably and reliably as those with smocking. With a wide variety of smocked pieces available, it’s easy to find just the right one, especially in dresses and tops. Whether playing off a bohemian vibe or a simple, classic a-line, smocking adds a natural, feminine, and flattering detail. This easy-to-wear, sometimes pull-on style, is a perfect choice to pack for travels too, since it seldom wrinkles. I brought this vintage-inspired smocked gingham dress with me on our recent trip to the mountains, and wore it all day long with simple white sneakers, and later in the evening with leather sandals. See more of my favorite smocked styles for summer below.
This gingham midi dress has an empire waistline and square neckline that gives it a flattering, easy-to-wear style.
A light-weight cotton dress is an easy choice for summer, and this white style has the added bonus of elastic smocking, pretty lace detail, and adjustable straps.