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How To Style Smock Dresses - with Dress for a Night

What Is A Smock Dress?

The famous smock dress is not a new trend. This style of dress has been around since the 19th Century and it's a trend that is here to stay. Smock dresses are unstructured, voluminous, loose fitting and lightweight in its materials. They are well-known for their comfortability as they are not made from tight and stretchy material. Smock dresses do not cling nor form to the body, meaning they do not bother you after hours of wearing like some other dresses do, and Dress for a Night has the perfect picks for you if you want to be feeling comfortable while looking glamorous at your next event.

How To Wear A Smock Dress

Smock dresses are also well-known for their versatility. They can be dressed up or dressed down depending on the event you are going to and there is nothing better than wearing a dress that is also extremely comfortable.

Smock frocks are great for all shapes and sizes, whether you are tall or short and big busted or small busted. This is why we love the smock dress, it suits all body shapes and are super flattering. Smock dresses are also perfect for pregnant ladies and make great maternity wear as they do not feel tight around the tummy area. Even with the trapezoid shape the smock dress has, it gives the illusion of slimmer legs and also hides the parts that we want to cover up.

How To Style A Smock Dress

Now, you may be thinking, how do you style a smock frock? Dress for a Night has got you covered! If you're looking to wear a smock dress to a more casual event such as cocktails with the girls, party nights or date nights, we recommend styling the dress with some sandals, jewellery and a clutch or handbag. If you're going clubbing and dancing the night away, you can also never go wrong with a pair of sneakers!

If you're wanting something comfortable for more formal events such as cocktail parties, glamorous functions and events or even fancy date nights, we love smock dresses styled with boots as well as knee-high boots, or your favourite pair of heels. Accessories such as jewellery can be minimal around the neck and chunky on the hands, wrists and even a big pair of earrings to look as glam as possible. Pair the smock dress with a clutch or handbag to complete the look.


Smock Frocks at Dress for a Night

If you're looking for a carefree and low-maintenance look to your next special occasion, smock dresses are going to be your best friend. Here are some of our favourites at Dress for a Night.

Aje Serendipity Reflection Midi Dress

The Aje Serendipity Reflection Midi Dress is a smock frock with a corset inspired waist, made from a glossy linen material. Made mostly from linen, it is extremely comfortable and in colours blush, champagne and navy. This style is perfect for those who want more coverage in a cocktail dress. This elegant dress can be dressed down with sandals for a more semi-formal, or with small heels to a cocktail party event.

Aje Cloudburst Midi Dress

The Aje Cloudburst Midi Dress is a stunning midi smock dress crafted in a hand painted tye die print. This dress features a gorgeous v neckline, panelled seaming throughout and precisely carved tear drop back cutouts. With Aje’s signature short puff sleeves and flowing midi line skirt, we know you'll love this dress as much as we do. A fun and flirty style, perfect as a wedding guest in the warmer seasons.


Aje Caliente Tiered Cut Out Dress

The Aje Caliente Tiered Cut Out Dress is an asymmetric midi smock dress in a beautiful daisy yellow colour. Linen dresses are perfect for more casual events as they are not as formal yet still make you look put-together. The daisy yellow is perfect for the summer season and this dress exudes elegance and sophistication. This stunning dress makes the perfect on trend cocktail dress.


Aje Manifestation Gown

The Aje Manifestation Gown is an absolute show stopper. In a vibrant fuschia pink, this dress features a fitted bodice, gathering at v-neckline, a voluminous bubble skirt, short puff sleeves and a low scooped back. This stunning gown makes the perfect wedding guest dress for a formal wedding. A statement gown that will have all eyes on you at your next event.

Alemais Songbird Mini Dress

The Alemais Songbird Mini Dress is delicately crafted from a lightweight floral print fabrication. This smock frock features statement balloon sleeves, accent lace edging and an ivory cotton rope belt to subtly cinch in if you still want to accentuate your figure in a smock dress. Its romantic flounce hemline will have you twirling through a Sunday lunch, birthday celebrations and date nights. We adore this chic, flirty & fun style for a day at the races paired with a fascinator and weddings. Make this smock dress for formal by pairing it with bold earrings, and your favourite heels or boots.

Alemais Dana Midi Dress

The Alemais Dana Midi Dress in marigold is a classic midi dress that is crafted from a luxurious fabric with a sublte shine. This gorgeous smock dress features a tailored bodice and adjustable back tie. The voluminous skirt adds a timeless elegance. We think this style is perfect for cocktail events that will have you feeling comfortable and classy. Elevate your look with this stunning smock frock.

Rebecca Vallance La Isla Bonita Mini Dress

The Rebecca Vallance La Isla Bonita Mini Dress is made from a printed silk featuring an abstract floral print. This gorgeous smock frock has a relaxed fit, long sleeves, button detailing, a frill neckline with button fastening, elasticated waist with waist tie for a cinched look. This style can be dressed up or down with sandals or heels depending on the occasion. An effortless and classy look which is all you want in an outfit.

Find Your Fit

Now that you know how to style a smock dress, you're set for your next event. Whether you're off to a wedding, cocktail night or birthday lunch, we've got you covered with the most comfortable and stylish pieces! With Dress for a Night, you can hire all of the smock frocks mentioned above for a fraction of the retail price. We can't wait to see the looks you put together with our famous smock dresses!


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