It was in the upper 80s here over the weekend, and it felt so hot and perfectly summery. When these temperatures hit, I find myself only wanting to wear mini dresses. I want something that’s light and breezy, that doesn’t stick to me uncomfortably after hours in the sun. After having nowhere to go and nothing to dress up for this past year, I’ve also found myself in the mood for a bit of a closet refresh. I’ve been loving the smocked trend that’s been popping up everywhere – I loved in the first time around, and I’m so glad it’s back. So when I came across this smocked mini dress from Gap, I knew that I had to have it.
I know it’s still early in the year, but I think that this smocked mini dress might become my summer uniform? Everything about the dress is just perfect! It’s lightweight and has a bit of stretch to it – it’s not at all stiff, it’s really the epitome of a dress that you can just throw on and be ready to go. The smocking at the top is so great – it’s tight without making you feel like sausage casing, ha! It’s also not itchy – I have a few smocked tops/dress that can ONLY be worn with a bra because of uncomfortable the smocking is, but I don’t think that would be the case for this one!
I love the length, too – it’s not a too-short mini, but doesn’t approach midi, either. Plus, Gap is great and offers it in regular, petite, and tall sizing options (I’m wearing a petite XS). I actually love it so much that I bought it in three colors! I can’t resist a leopard print, but I also picked up the olive green and the mustard yellow. There’s a black too, which I would have bought as well if I didn’t have a very similar one from ASOS that I got years ago. Right now, there are lots of sizes available in all colors.
I already know that I’ll be bringing these smocked mini dresses with me when I head to the beach later this summer, and probably will be wearing them at least once a week from now on! It’s just the best easy but cute option for summer.
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If this isn’t your style, check out my post with other great summer sundresses here.
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