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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. There is nothing better than having a versatile dress that is also extremely comfortable, which is why we have plenty of smock dresses for rent at Dress for a Night! 

Smock dresses 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 dress? 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 Dresses 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 Smock Dresses

Aje Riviera Smock Dress

The Aje Riviera Asymmetric Braided Puff Sleeve Smock Dress features the signature Aje puff sleeves with a high neckline and braid detailing that adds refined texture to this unique smock dress. The mandarin orange silk organza, adds elegance to the look with a touch of fun and flirty. 


Aje Casabianca Braided Asymmetric Puff Sleeve Mini Dress

The Aje Casabianca Braided Asymmetric Puff Sleeve Mini Dress is crafted with 100% cotton and features a deep V-shaped neckline. This dress is perfect for baby showers, cocktails with the girls, weddings or even a day at the races. Dress up this look with a pair of heels and clutch to match or to make it more casual, add your favourite pair of sandals as seen in the photos below. 


Aje Pelicano Citrus Bloom Ruffle Mini Dress

The Aje Pelicano Citrus Bloom Ruffle Mini Dress is another one of Dress for a Night's favourite smock dresses as it evokes the romanticism and metaphor of the summer. Featuring the signature Aje puff sleeves, and voluminous frilly details, this smock dress will have you looking glamorous and feeling confident and comfortable all at the same time! We recommend styling this dress with sandals and minimalistic jewellery for a more casual look. For a more striking outfit, we recommend styling the dress with heels and chunky gold jewellery for weddings or days at the races. 


Aje Solstice Tiered Dress

The Aje Solstice Ruffle Tiered Smock Dress is show stopping in its volume. With tiered skirt layers of 100% cotton and its beautiful bright colour, this dress is perfect for occasions where you want to stand out. We love this dress with heels or knee-high boots to add extra wow factor to the look. You can accessorise with neutral colours or even match the dress with pink accessories to create a look no one will ever forget! This dress is perfect for days at the races, weddings, glamorous date nights and cocktail parties. 

Other Smock Dresses

Zimmerman Empire Mini Dress

The Zimmerman Empire Mini Dress is a loose fit that imitates the design of a smock dress. It is crafted from linen and features a boater neckline and elbow length blouson sleeves with elasticated cuffs. We adore this chic style and know you will too! This dress can be made to wear to casual and formal events. The dress can be paired with sandals, heels or boots so take your pick and wear this dress to the Spring races with a fascinator, a wedding or even a casual cocktail night on the town with your girlfriends. 



Alemais Songbird Mini Dress

The Alemais Songbird Mini Dress is delicately crafted from a lightweight floral print fabrication. This smock dress 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. 


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 dresses 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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