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.
Just a quick note to let you all know that I forgot to put the giveaway details on my F&F post yesterday. If you’d like to win £50.00 to spend on a new outfit or two, please click here for details
on how to enter (it’s really easy!) Good luck! x