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White, frothy smock dresses are big news for spring/summer 2021 (and we've found the best ones)

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Feel inspired by one of the biggest trends of the season and shop spring/summer’s most amazing frothy, white smock dresses. 

Everyone from Jacquemus and Prada to Molly Goddard and Cecilie Bahnsen has championed white dresses as a key piece for spring/summer 2021. And we fully approve. Proving to be the dress of the season, it’s already big news (quite literally) thanks to this one particular silhouette that’s trending. It’s all about the smock dress, and this should be music to your ears. 

The oversized, frothy dress shape is one of the most comfy styles you can opt for and the floaty frock will keep you cool on the warmest of summer days. 

Take inspiration from Cecilie Bahnsen’s big, bold dress silhouettes to mirror this trend to perfection. The bigger the better with this one; puff sleeves, tiered hems, soft layers, anything goes as long as the frock has big energy and it’s white. 

With so many white dress iterations from high street and designer brands, we’ve made an edit of the best white dress styles to rely on this season. 

Want to know how to wear them? We’ve spotted them being worn most with black, chunky flatform flip flops and baguette bags. But you can also dress them up with heeled sandals and grab clutches, too. 

Shop best white smock dresses

  • Stradivarius dress

    Stradivarius dress
    Best white dresses: Stradivarius

    The detailing on dresses has been a big focus for designers this season. Alongside big collars, shirring and square necklines, the tiered hem has made its presence felt. This flattering Stradivarius style is a winner all round. 

    Shop Stradivarius smock dress at Asos, £25.99

  • Mango dress

    Mango dress
    Best white dresses: Mango

    Nervous about being swamped by a smock dress? Opt for a mini dress and you get all the joys of the oversized fit without too much material. 

    Shop puff cotton dress at Mango, £35.99

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