With the weather quickly heating up we’re already finding ourselves searching for the best way to stay cool this summer. Smocked tops and dresses are a great way to go! The summer trend can be an effortless look for a picnic in the park or dressed up for a fun date night out.
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Smocked dresses are breezy, comfortable, and quickly becoming one of our closet go-to's. Here are some of our favorites!
Sleeper's Atlanta Linen Dress is the newest smocked staple on The Avenue. The pure organic linen makes it so soft and fit like a dream. We love the sleek black and plan to wear it over and over again with chic gold jewels.
But, twist our arm, we must own this pretty little pink gingham number, too.
The smocked bodice means you can go braless, and the elastic sleeves allow you to wear it on the shoulder or dropped down to create an entirely new look.
For those of you who love a fun print the Pitta Stamp Dress from Farm Rio is perfect for a hot summer day. The smocked bodice provides structure while the ruffled skirt gives it a feminine flare. We pair it with a casual slide and love adding on these fun earrings.
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A similar tropical-inspired style, this midi dress is vibrant in color and effortless in wear. It looks at least three times as expensive as it is, and is perfect to pack up for a lake trip weekend.
And while a dress is a simple staple no closet is complete without a good blouse. Easily able to match with your favorite pair of jeans and a cute summer bag you are ready to take on the day! This Vintage Floral Ruffled Mock Neck Blouse helps us feel easily put together on some of those hectic mornings.
We may not be able to go out as much as we want this summer, but that isn't holding us back from dressing our best!
We LOVE feeling fun and flirty at home while wearing this dress. The smocking detail is at the back here because ultimately, while we love the look of smocking, it's the added comfort that really makes us covet it.
This top is truly a closet staple of Lyndsey's -- she wore it under cashmere sweaters in the winter and is excited to style it with denim and printed shorts come summertime.
So, while the smocked trend may first come to mind as a childhood memory their isn't anything holding us back from bringing it back for all ages! This mommy and me set is too adorable to resist -- we sold out in a flash, so we've restocked it. Shop it now!