It is a dream of mine to have a walk in wardrobe, full of dresses and endless outfit options. I think it's fair to say most of us have had 'I have nothing to wear' moments, where everything you own won't do. I had a birthday to celebrate this weekend, and again, I could not decide what to wear, and thought 'if only I had bought a new dress'. This is not a purse-friendly way of thinking. However, I do think it's smart to invest in some pieces, ones that can be worn everyday, and dressed up for an evening out.
I do love the relaxed style of the smock dress. I know some would say smocks are shapeless, tent-like and unflattering, but I do like the floaty and oversized look. The White Pepper collection is an example of how this style can be designed to be the perfect fashion garment. The White Pepper dresses 'are original, eye-catching and easy-to-wear'. These dresses have become a popular purchase among some bloggers, and it is easy to see why.
Recently, Kate Bosworth wore a Topshop check smock, and Kate (featured in Topshop Festival Edit ) looked cool and on trend in this dress. (A quick fact, smocks were originally worn my men, whilst working as a protective layer, to keep their clothes clean).
As you can see above, I have chosen another Alexa Chung picture. Alexa and fashion go hand in hand (in my opinion). I adore Alexa's style and the bohemian feel to her look. A style that looks so effortlessly put together, she often wears smock style dresses.
There are a number of lovely smock dresses on Asos, like this one. This style can be worn day or night, and would transcend from summer to winter. An ideal reason to go ahead with a purchase? Another, would be that smocks are easy to style and wear. I could wear my pumps, chunky boots, or even my converse with this dress and feel comfortable.
I think a smock dress would be that item of clothing, that I could reach for and style accordingly. It would be an investment piece that I could wear time and time again. Smock dresses may not be for everyone, however, for me it's the ideal dress right now. I only wish I had a wardrobe full of them ...
I hope you have enjoyed reading. Please check out the links that are in blue (some of my favourite smocks that are available at the moment). What style dress do you love?