Pastels for Spring?…. Groundbreaking
. That’s what Miranda Priestly would say to me if I pitched a pastel trend story to her! Regardless, this dress from asos
ticks all the right boxes for me; Oversized fit which means it’s baggy and very comfortable! It’s gingham which is this season’s tartan! And pastels… with the colour scheme of my blog, it is no surprise that I’m a fan of pastel coloured things. Not so much a lover of pastel clothing but I decided to give it a go. Purple is one of my favourite colours, after all!
Smock dresses are not the most flattering of silhouettes, I know. For something that resembles maternity wear, it can be difficult to pull of this style due to it’s oversized bagginess, but there’s definitely lots of ways to wear a smock dress to make it work for you, and to get more out of this trend. It’s more versatile than it appears. Firstly, I buy these types of dresses in one size smaller than usual (or sometimes two sizes down if possible) and I got this particular one from the petite section, because they’re cut quite large anyway and I find it far too big when I opt for my usual dress size. Also, make sure you’re comfortable with the length. Most of them are above the knee but some tend to be really short (hello, bum cheeks!). Mini-dress length ones can worn with tights
or the fact that it’s oversized gives it that even-balance, I think I can just about get away with it bare legged
during hot days! If it’s too much like a tent, I’ll just wear a belt with it
for an instant skater dress, let the belt cinch the waist in and lets the rest of the dress do it’s thang!
I think this smock dresses suits taller girls so effortlessly, but if you’re a shorty like me, with sadly, no “womanly curves” 🙁 , you’ll probably feel like anything baggy can make you feel like a kid dressing up in your mum’s clothes! In spite of this, I have about 4 or 5 smock dresses at the moment and they are one of my favourite styles (and the rest of the fashion blogging world) of dresses to wear due to it’s comfort. One thing I can’t stand is being in tight fitted clothes all day long! I really don’t like the feel of it after two hours or so, even a tight waistband on my jeans/shorts/tights make me feel annoyed and irritated!
Do you like smock dresses or is this a trend you stay well away from?
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