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smock into spring: 18 smocked dresses you need this season

Updated: Mar 20, 2022

If you've been following me for a while, you know I'm a massive fan of smocked dresses. Whether you're dressing up or down, this trend is suitable for anything, day or night! Hill House Home's Nap Dress introduced me to this shirred flexible design and instantly became my wardrobe staple (I'm a ~bit~ obsessed). Inspired by the Nap Dress aesthetic, I explored more options from several brands featuring smocking. They come in various silhouettes, colors, and prints, and the best part? You can maintain a polished look all day long, even though you just threw it on in a rush! Shop some of my favorite smocked dresses below, and prepare to make it your new go-to.



A dress so lovely you'll wear it so often! This pink daisy-filled delight is perfect for anything with its smocked bodice, drapey sleeves, and swingy skirt.

vinyard vines:

A flared skirt, eyelet detailing, and pockets made in a vibrant shade of pink. What more could you want for a spring dress?


This midi will give your closet an instant boost! The a-line shape, puffed sleeves, and floral embroidery against the light blush backdrop creates the perfect vintage prairie dress.


I know this is super cheesy, but it's gotta be said when it comes to a dress like this. When life hands you lemons, wear them.

julia jordan:

This lively floral midi can take you anywhere on your schedule, boasting semi-sheer long sleeves and designed with white florals against a brilliant red poppy hue.

wolf & badger:

Lightweight and lovely, this comfortable blue fit-and-flare comes with puffed sleeves and a playful motif. This dress will perfectly suit your spring wardrobe.

farm rio:

Fun and floral, vibrant all in one piece! This colorful and mixed printed cotton-voile slip-on midi can take you from the office to the beach!

cinq a sept:

The prettiest way to stay comfortable and stylish all day! This breezy high-low midi is the perfect seamless dress, easy to throw on, and barely any need to accessorize!

kate spade:

Tired of groundbreaking florals for spring? Try this scoop neck, smocked waist midi printed with a swarm of whimsical butterflies.

hill house:

Haven't p gotten the Nap Dress fever yet? Hop on the trend with this black lace version made for their signature midi upgraded to present a fancier look and a classic feel.

hill house:

One more for the people in the back! This bold pink Nap Dress was one of the quickest purchases I've ever made! Snag this one now and trust me, you'll see what I mean.


This navy floral maxi blends a dark navy with red florals. It's fun and feminine yet subtle and sophisticated, making it the ultimate transitional piece and a dress that can work in the office to date night!


There's nothing I don't love about this timeless smocked midi! The solid blue hue makes it easy to pair with anything in your closet, and the lightweight linen fabric adds a level of comfort while also appearing effortlessly put together.


There is truly nothing better than a classic LBD for any season. Dress it up, dress it down. This black fit & flare provides the fashion formula for a comfortable yet chic dress that will never go out of style.

caroline constas:

The delicate floral stripes, squared neckline, and flattering silhouette on this sky blue dress will be the perfect addition to your warm-weather wardrobe.


Check into spring with this blue seersucker dress made in a blue checkered pattern and framed by pretty puffed sleeves along with a squared neckline. Who says plaid is only for fall?

draper james:

The perfect spring casual dress! Snag this relaxed throw-on and wear it with confidence, as you can seamlessly go from errands to brunch in this candy pink fit and flare.


If you like a smocked bodice, you'll fall for a smocked waist too! This long-sleeved midi offers a shirred waistline that defines your frame, and the delicate blossoms on the fresh green color scheme make it an ideal spring look.


Smocked dresses have become my official uniform, shop my curated selection above, and you'll see what I mean! Check back for more spring edits, and don't forget to follow me on Instagram for more dress and style inspiration! @thedressmuse


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