The ‘Smocking’ Hot Summer Trend You Need To Get On Board With RN
If you are looking to update your wardrobe this summer, and are going shopping for summer essentials, you will notice one common trend that all high street brands have stocked up on; smocking! Smocked tops, dresses, and bikinis too, are everywhere right now.
What is smocking you ask? Smocking is essentially an embroidery technique used to gather fabric, so that it can be stretched. This technique, which has now translated into a trend is not new, and has been around for a while now. Back in the day, smocking was commonly used in cuffs, bodices, and necklines in garments where buttons were undesirable.
This stretchy little detail in your clothes makes them look instantly chic. Also, if you have hogged on one too many icecreams this summer, your clothes will still fit, thanks to the stretch! From smocked necklines to sleeves and waists, keep scrolling to shop some of our favourites smocked pieces.