9 smocked mini dresses we love for summer (and beyond)

Printed, plus-size and sustainable options.
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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.

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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.

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TIERED MINI DRESS in green from Zara

Tiered Mini Dress, £27.99, Zara – buy now

Embrace neutrals with this tiered mini dress from Zara. This will look effortlessly chic.

smocked mini dresses - monki gingham dress

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

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

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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& Other Stories Sheer Smocked Mini Dress

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

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 - General plane

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.

Dream Sincerely Sleeveless Smock Dress, £145, Sister Jane

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.

Check Smock Dress With Kimono Sleeve, £28, ASOS Curve

Smock Dress With Kimono Sleeve, £28, ASOS Curve – buy now (available in sizes 16-30)

For a more casual vibe, wear this check dress with chunky trainers or fisherman sandals.