When you open the wardrobe and wonder what dress can you hide your food body, you know you can always rely on the smock dress.
Turns out, you are still looking refreshed and put together in the white smock dress and a nice pair of ballerina despite your bloated belly!
Of course, the smock dress shouldn’t be only for the bloated days but for the daily look.
It’s truly versatile with a wide range of styles. If you don’t believe it, here are the 7 ideas when you wonder what to wear with a smock dress!
1. WEAR A SMOCK DRESS WITH THE ESPADRILLES
As a casual dress, there are no rules for shoe pairing at all.
Among all different types of shoes, I do think espadrilles just look best with a smock dress and that’s definitely one of my most worn combinations of all time!
As I am definitely not a girl with long and thin legs, I just don’t feel that confident when I am wearing my lace-up wedge espadrilles with thigh dresses.
However, with the baggy smock dress, by comparison, the wide hem of the dress makes my legs appear to be slimmer and that just makes me feel more put together with the lace-up espadrilles!
As the smock dress is plain in design, it’s always nice to wear a pair of elegant espadrilles to complete the casual summer look.
Plus, it just adds a sense of grace and softness as well!
2. WEAR AN OFF-SHOULDER SMOCK DRESS FOR A YOUTHFUL LOOK
If you think the regular smock dress looks too baggy for you, an off-shoulder dress will be a great choice!
Showing the neckline and collarbone, just visually makes my face appear to be smaller and also sheds some weight on my upper body.
As a girl with chubby cheeks, I just feel more confident in an off-shoulder smock dress than in the regular one.
Plus, the off-shoulder dress is really versatile and perfect for the holidays.
I can imagine I am wearing the dress with lovely lace-up sandals and also a fancy picnic suitcase on a lazy Sunday!
3. EMBRACE A SMOCK DRESS WITH A MONOCHROME STYLE
When it comes to monochrome style, it just can’t go wrong. If you are in a rush, tone-on-tone is always the most time-saving way to style your outfit!
Plus, with the same (or similar) shade of hue, your body looks united with just one color tone, and again, that makes you look taller and slimmer.
I usually explore different shades of color. If my smock dress is pale white, then I will wear a warm tone of white (i.e. cream) for my sandals.
Plus, playing with different fabrics is a way to master tone on tone.
If your dress is made from soft cotton, avoid a similar fabric for your shoes.
Instead, choose a pair of shiny faux leather heels to add some nice contrast to the look.
After all, looking simple, and united but not boring is always the ultimate recipe for looking stylish.
4. PAY ATTENTION TO THE NECKBAND OF THE SMOCK DRESS
When it comes to the smock dress, the neckbands matter A LOT.
Different designs can bring out different vibes. The round-neck smock dress is more of an approachable doll-like dress.
But as a reminder, some girls with big breasts may not prefer the round neckline as that can easily add bulk to your upper body.
Instead, the square neckline can really make you look slimmer even with big breasts. Plus, it’s elegant and unique with a dash of vintage vibes.
But still, my all-time favorite is the timeless big V-neck as it’s just slightly more sophisticated.
The big V lining can visually elongate your neck and pull your body figure. As a petite girl, I really need that boost!
5. OPT FOR A SPECIAL DESIGN TO STAND OUT
If you want a more one-of-a-kind look, you can always opt for the smock dress with special designs!
Most of them are really stunning and look more dressed up than the regular smock dress.
I love the one-shoulder design – I don’t know if I can pull this off but it truly looks so refreshing and feminine!
So ladies, smock dresses can really be versatile, search different keywords and you will be surprised by what you’ve found!
6. OPT FOR A PATTERN SMOCK DRESS FOR A COOL LOOK
I always thought smock dresses are only for the sweet comfy style but when I saw some girls pair the dress with over-the-knee boots, I was shocked – that is the true definition of effortless.
Besides the classic white smock dress, there are some stylish print dresses these years like animal prints.
With the bulky volume and busy prints, we need to keep other items as simple as we can to avoid tackiness.
With a short leopard prints dress and velvet black thigh-high boots, that just looks really refreshing in a modern way!
I always thought the cool animal prints are only for fitted clothing like a bodycon dress, but apparently, it creates another chic style with the smock dress!
If ladies, if you are bloated with body baby but still want to look cool, you know what to pick that day!
7. ADD ACCESSORIES TO ENRICH THE LOOK
As the cutting of the smock dress is really simple, it can look a bit too casual or boring.
But the good thing is with this plain canva, wearing accessories can definitely help enrich the look.
My most-worn dress is the cream smock dress and I always pair them with the delicate gold Y-necklace for a more complete look.
It also helps elongate the neckline and adds a layer to the dress. Of course, earrings are another great choice as well.
For example, feather hoop earrings are a great choice if you want a more boho style!
Other accessories include the hat and even your bag! Yup, you can definitely wear a pink bag to brighten your black smock dress!
So ladies, here are the 7 tips if you wonder what to wear with a smock dress! Let’s have a recap first.
- Wear a smock dress with the ballerina for an elegant look
- Wear an off-shoulder smock dress for a youthful look
- Embrace monochrome style for a put-together look
- Be intentional about the neckband of the smock dress
- Opt for a special design to stand out
- Pair with pattern smock dress for a cool look
- Add accessories to enrich the look
It’s such a pity that some people may think smock dress is only for the teenage girl.
Well, that’s not true! While it can look sweet and girly, we can style the smock dress in both cool or elegant ways with different pairings!
I hope these tips are useful and feel free to comment on your favorite look! I’d love to know!
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