Once a prime pick from the early aughts,¬†smocked clothing is making a comeback in a major way for summer 2018. Smocked tops, dresses, skirts, shorts, and even bikinis are stealing our hearts and¬†a spot on the top of our wishlist for summer-ready outfits. This elasticized trend is the perfect way to update your seasonal go-to styles, and is made to add some oomph to your looks for BBQs, date nights, beach days, and beyond. Not only is smocked clothing super on-trend, it’s incredibly comfortable and flattering! The elasticized garments mold to your body and stay in place for the perfect fit, while the gathered fabric creates an effect similar to ruching to even out your curves and create a sizzling shape. Ready to bring a little smocking into your summer rotation? Shop our picks below and be sure to look out for this cute detail in our summer fashion collection!

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