What’s your idea of the perfect summer dress? For us, it has to be comfortable and stylish. Mini smock dresses tick every box.
What’s not to love? They’re a timeless wardrobe staple that don’t get the attention they deserve.
If you’re already used to prioritising comfort over everything else when it comes to getting dressed after lockdown, these are perfect. Think of them as an elevated version of your work-from-home uniform. Pair them with clogs, fisherman or dad sandals for a 2021-ready look.
If you’re ready to grab one (or two — we won’t judge, promise), we got you. Check out these must-have smocked mini dresses for summer from Zara, ASOS, Ilk and Ernie, Mango and more – with curve, sustainable and printed options available too.
Tiered Mini Dress, £27.99, Zara – buy now
Embrace neutrals with this tiered mini dress from Zara. This will look effortlessly chic.
Mini Smock Dress, £30, Monki – buy now
It’s a mini smock with a gingham pattern in a delicious orange colour. Nothing’s more summer-ready than this dress, we think.
Sustainable Puffed Sleeve Smock Dress, £95, Ilk and Ernie – buy now
If you’re looking for a sustainable option, Ilk and Ernie are the perfect choicee. While their collections are designed in their Brighton studio, every piece is ethically made by team in Deli, India.
Tiered Mini Smock Dress in Purple, £50, Omnes – buy now
Pastels are having a moment this year. Omnes’ sustainable dresses have been all over our feeds this year and so many fashion girls can’t be wrong.
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Sheer Smocked Mini Dress, £85, & Other Stories – buy now
If you’re not ready to wear brights just yet, this green and black floral dress is perfect for you. It’s still breezy enough for the weather but the print and colour make it apt for more than just summer outings.
Tie-back Mini Smock Dress, £20, ASOS Collusion Plus – buy now (available in sizes 16-30)
If you’re looking for something simpler, ASOS Collusion offers this clean and minimal dress. Perfection.
Frill Cotton Dress, £29.99, Mango – buy now
Frills, pleats and smocking — this dress has it all and a gorgeous burnt orange colour to boot.
Sincerely Sleeveless Smock Dress, £145, Dream Sister Jane – buy now
Sister Jane’s ultra-feminine dresses never disappoint. Dress up the look with this baby blue gown from their Dream collection.
Smock Dress With Kimono Sleeve, £28, ASOS Curve – buy now (available in sizes 16-30)
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