Friday, 25 October 2013

What I Wore: Blue Floral Smock Dress




Smock Dress* Chicnova / Jacket ASOS / Bag Mulberry / Boots Office

I have a love-hate relationship with smock dresses. One minute, I love the comfort of it being oversized and the next, I'm fretting about whether the baggy fit suits me or not. Some people have said that they look a lot like maternity wear (stylish one at that!) but something about these style of dresses make them difficult to resist. Every time I buy one, I'll tell myself "ok, this is the last one I'll buy" but I can never help myself.

This blue floral one from Chicnova is quite wide-fitting, as smocks tend to be but it's a tad too short for me and would probably class this as a tunic style. Having said that, I think that smock dresses look better when it's shorter, but this way this one makes me feel self-conscious. It doesn't look to bad from the front, and it probably isn't all that much of an issue but I find myself constantly clutching the back of the dress to make sure my butt is covered. The fabric is thicker than I thought which was nice, made it feel suitable to wear during Autumn.

I also like the pattern of the material which is what drew my eye to this when I was browsing on Chivnova. It would have been really helpful if they photographed it on a model but it's great that they have the length measurements on the product description, some of our high street brands lack this information which I find annoying. Do you go for your usual dress size, or do you opt for a smaller size when you buy a smock?

Chicnova offers free worldwide shipping, they deliver fairly quickly and you can get 20% off your first order - details can be found on the website. 

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26 comments

  1. Such a lovely print! You always look gorgeous in smock dresses. I don't think I own any, they don't remind me of maternity wear I'm just not sure if I suit them? Argh!

    Tara xi

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  2. I love that dress, so so pretty! The pattern is so gorgeous, and such perfect colours for autumn too! x

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  3. Ohhh your dress is sooo pretty *-* I really love your effortless and yet super chic and classic style *-*

    Please take care, have a nice day!*

    beauty-with-love.blogspot.com

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  4. That is a beautiful shade of blue! Perfect with the red lipstick too.

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  5. I bought my first ever smock and I love it. Although I do kind of see how it looks a bit maternity. I love this one :)
    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams xxx

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  6. I'm loving florals for Autumn, there are so many ways to dress them x

    fabheadtotoe.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. This definitely suits you lovely - you look so pretty.

    Elizabeth x

    www.candyflosscurlscupcakesandcouture.com

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  8. I absolutely adore that dress, so gorgeous on you!

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  9. oh my goodness! this dress :O I have no words for this! I've always been more of the casual person! it's so beautiful! I want it :(

    Andrea xx
    SavingSimplicity13.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Beautiful dress! I love how you wore it!

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  11. So lovely! Smock dresses are my favourite <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  12. I love your dress and you look great!
    -Ru
    Glitter & Blush

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  13. such a pretty outfit :) The dress looks amazing <3

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  14. They DEFINITELY suit you. I can see why people would think they look like maternity wear but on the right person definitely not, and they look so good on you. Love the print on this one, it's gorgeous. Loving the whole outfit actually, you look lovely as usual!

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  15. Love your smock dress - pretty colour & it looks great on you
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  16. I love the print if this. I actually currently wear a lot of smock dresses as maternity wear and prefer spending my money on things that I can still wear after the Beth but j don't think they look at all like maternity wear on you. X

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  17. Love the dress! I want them too!^^
    The boots are great too <3

    Love from CZ
    Dreamer Clara^^
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  18. What a pretty pattern on your dress! I also have the same love hate relationship with smock dresses, but they're just so darn comfortable! But I do tend to find myself buying them in a size down a lot of the time x

    The Little Things

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  20. You look lovely! The blue colour suits you so much :) I see what you mean about it being a little on the short side though, I'd definitely be conscious of it too! I wish all online shopping sites had length measurements on them, it's so helpful and saves returning anything that's too short. I do think the smock style really suits you :) I bought a floral smock in the Asos sale, and I'm not entirely sure it suits me! I'm saving it for next Summer though, I'm sure I'll get some wear out of it even if just around the house :) xxx

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  21. You look lovely! The blue colour suits you so much :) I see what you mean about it being a little on the short side though, I'd definitely be conscious of it too! I wish all online shopping sites had length measurements on them, it's so helpful and saves returning anything that's too short. I do think the smock style really suits you :) I bought a floral smock in the Asos sale, and I'm not entirely sure it suits me! I'm saving it for next Summer though, I'm sure I'll get some wear out of it even if just around the house :) xxx

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  22. You look so lovely, I wish I could wear smock dresses but they just make me look massive *sad face* Hannah x

    Eve Wanted a Wardrobe

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  23. This dress is so beautiful! I own one just like it from New Look, but mines a skater dress instead.

    Blue really suits you and the way you styled this makes it look like a relaxed daytime look. :)

    Love your style, keep up the great work! :D

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  24. I think you look lovely in a smock dress :) that one in particular is really cute. I'm getting some serious envy from those Boots though! They are amazing. xx

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