20 Best Smocked Midi Dresses For Spring & Summer!

Style expert, journalist and fashion blogger Candie Anderson of candieanderson.com has the scoop on 20 of the best smocked midi dresses for spring and summer! They're perfect for relaxing, running errands, wedding guests, bridal showers, baby showers, date night, vacationing and much more.

 

 

Over the last few years, my spring and summer dresses have become my lifeline! It gets extremely warm here in Northern California, so I practically live in my cool lightweight dresses. They’re ideal for lounging around the house, running errands, or an indoor/outdoor event. This season I am head over heels in love with smocked dresses, especially smocked midi dresses. They can be dressed up or down easily and effortlessly!

Smocked midi dresses are perfect for relaxing at home, are a must for a backyard barbecue, are great for a friend’s bridal shower, wedding guest season, or your sister’s baby shower! They look phenomenal with flat slide sandals, mules, wedge sandals, white sneakers, cowboy boots and that’s just the beginning! You can wear a smocked midi dress on vacation, to a golf tournament, out to dinner, and just about any spring or summer event, you can think of. It will also be a must with a blazer or jacket come fall.

If you’re searching for a chic dress you’ll wear time and time again, you’re in luck! Today, I’m excited to share 20 of the best smocked midi dresses in a variety of styles, colors, prints and price ranges.

 

Solid Color Smocked Midi Dresses

This elegant Faithfull The Brand Nolie Midi Dress in the spring inspired color “cornflower blue” is perfection. It will look amazing with your favorite pair of mules, flat sandals, slides, or wedges! It is perfect for a bridal shower, baby shower, or brunch with friends.

Faithfull The Brand Nolie Midi Dress Plain Cornflower Blue best smocked midi dresses pockets
Faithfull The Brand Nolie Midi Dress Plain Cornflower Blue

 

 

 

Pink is always a must in my book, it is such a bright and cheerful color! This fabulous clip dot Majorelle Nola Maxi Dress is sure to be a favorite this spring, summer, and into fall! I love that it has self-tie shoulder straps, which is always a plus for those of us who are under 5’4! It can be dressed up or down and is perfect for a variety of occasions. You can wear it to the Kentucky Derby (or a Kentucky Derby party), an Easter outing with the family, spring brunch, or when vacationing!

Majorelle Nola Maxi Dress Pink best smocked midi dresses
Majorelle Nola Maxi Dress Pink

 

 

 

I started shopping at Lulus last year and I’m head over heels in love with their trendy, gorgeous, and well-made clothing at great price points! This beautiful smocked tie-strap midi dress in popular mint green is a must! It’ll be ideal for sipping on mint juleps at the Kentucky Derby, a graduation party, or relaxing with friends on the weekend. It is also available in white and is sure to be a favorite for years to come!

Lulus Float to Love Mint Jacquard Smocked Tie-Strap Midi Dress best smocked midi dresses
Lulus Float to Love Mint Jacquard Smocked Tie-Strap Midi Dress

 

 

 

Black Smocked Midi Dresses

Amazon has become one of my favorite places to shop online for trendy and affordable clothing. I love their chic dresses at budget-friendly prices! I just ordered this must have Angashion Puff Sleeve Smocked Dress and can’t wait for it to get here this week. It’s only $29.99 with free shipping! This fabulous dress is available in a multitude of colors and is perfect for spring, summer, and fall!

Angashion Puff Sleeve smocked Dress best smocked midi dresses
Angashion Puff Sleeve Smocked Dress

 

 

 

The sheer puff sleeves on this beautiful 1.State Puff Sleeve Smocked Dress really dresses up this gorgeous black dress! It is ideal for date night, an evening out with friends and that’s just the beginning! This gorgeous dress will look fabulous with black pumps, heeled sandals, or embellished heels!

1.State Puff Sleeve Smocked Dress Rich Black best smocked midi dresses
1.State Puff Sleeve Smocked Dress Rich Black

 

 

 

I am officially obsessed with this stunning Seafolly Beach House Dress in black! This beautiful dress has great reviews, is partially lined, and is machine washable. Did I mention it has pockets? Even better! This is one that can be dressed up or down easily and effortlessly!

Update: I ordered this gorgeous dress as soon as I created this post and I’m head over heels in love with it! I can’t wait to wear this chic and luxurious casual dress time and time again all summer long. The fit is great, it’s comfortable and I love that it has pockets. This dress can be worn anywhere and everywhere this summer. It’s ideal for a backyard barbecue with slides and can be dressed up with mules or heeled sandals for an outdoor wedding as well. This dress is an absolute MUST!

Seafolly Beach House Dress Black best sleeveless smocked midi dresses pockets
Seafolly Beach House Dress Black

 

 

 

Every time I fall in love with one black dress, I stumble on another I have to have! I can’t even begin to tell you how many I have in my closet, but it’s never enough! This flattering Playa Lucila Smocked Dress is next on my list! I absolutely adore the ruffled straps, the fact that it has pockets, and the chic smocked bodice. This dress is perfect for a walk on the beach, an afternoon with friends, a summer concert and that’s just the beginning!

Playa Lucila Smocked Dress Black best smocked midi dresses
Playa Lucila Smocked Dress Black

 

 

White Smocked Midi Dresses

If you’re searching for a trendy and affordable sleeveless smocked midi dress, you’re in luck! This chic Halogen Smocked Tiered Maxi Dress is a must! It’s available in white and in orange rumba. This cute and comfy dress is ideal for a laidback spring or summer afternoon! It’s only $79 with free shipping – at this price, I’d buy one in each color.

Halogen Smocked Tiered Maxi Dress White best smocked midi dresses
Halogen Smocked Tiered Maxi Dress White

 

 

 

I love featuring Amanda Uprichard tops and dresses as much as possible because I absolutely adore the brand! The clothing is well made, easy to launder, and looks fabulous on! This gorgeous Amanda Uprichard Mitzi Dress in white is magnificent. I love that it’s effortlessly cool, has pockets, and comes in three colors for spring and summer. This beauty is partially lined and is machine washable! Whenever I purchase anything in white, I always make sure that it’s machine washable so it’s easy to clean in case something spills on it.

Amanda Uprichard Mitzi Dress White best smocked midi dresses
Amanda Uprichard Mitzi Dress White

 

 

 

White eyelet dresses are always a must, especially white smocked midi dresses with eyelet detailing! This stunning Playa Lucila Smocked Dress is a classic! It has pockets, a beautiful tiered eyelet skirt and is sure to be a favorite for years to come.

Playa Lucila Smocked Dress White Eyelet smocked midi dresses
Playa Lucila Smocked Dress White Eyelet

 

 

 

This lovely Lulus Sunshine and Bliss White Smocked Tiered Midi Dress is perfect for the bride-to-be or any spring or summer event you have planned! It also comes in rust orange and is perfect for spring, summer, and fall as well. The dress is lined, which is an added bonus! You can pair it with your favorite heeled sandals or wedges in the color of your choice. The best part is it is incredibly affordable at just $78 with free shipping.

Lulus Sunshine and Bliss White Smocked Tiered Midi Dress White best midi smocked dresses
Lulus Sunshine and Bliss White Smocked Tiered Midi Dress White

 

 

 

Fabulous Floral Print Smocked Midi Dresses

If the weather is still a bit chilly in your area, you’ll want a long sleeve smocked midi dress for spring and cool summer nights! This phenomenal floral print Chelsea28 Off the Shoulder Smocked Long Sleeve Midi Dress with a ruffled asymmetrical hem is perfect for date night, or a friend’s wedding. It has 5 out of 5-star reviews and is ideal for spring, summer and fall too! You can wear it with sandals this season, and with ankle booties come fall.

Chelsea28 Off the Shoulder Smocked Long Sleeve Midi Dress Black Pink Micro Floral best smocked midi dresses
Chelsea28 Off the Shoulder Smocked Long Sleeve Midi Dress Black Pink Micro Floral

 

 

 

One can never go wrong with a timeless floral print midi length dress! This magnificent Likely Gio Floral Print Smocked Ruffle Chiffon Dress with charming ruffles in black multi is gorgeous and incredibly versatile! This beauty will look amazing with heeled sandals for Easter, spring, and summer. You can wear it with pumps come fall, and it will look great with your favorite heels and an overcoat this winter and the holiday season.

Likely Gio Floral Print Smocked Ruffle Chiffon Dress best smocked midi dresses
Likely Gio Floral Print Smocked Ruffle Chiffon Dress Black Multi

 

 

 

Shopbop has so many fantastic designer smocked midi dresses for spring, it was difficult to not feature all of them! This popular sleeveless Ciao Lucia Gabriela Dress in the color “jardin” is so pretty. Like many of you, I am a sucker for a gorgeous dress that has pockets! It covers all bases and is perfect for a bridal shower, wedding guest season, baby showers, date night, dinner with the family, and much more!

Ciao Lucia Gabriela Dress Jardin best smocked midi dresses floral print
Ciao Lucia Gabriela Dress Jardin

 

 

 

Celebrities such as Jenna Dewan love floral print smocked midi dresses! This phenomenal o.p.t Classic Smocked Maxi Dress with long puff sleeves is perfect for spring and summer. I love how they paired it with boots! With cowboy boots and Western-inspired ankle boots as popular as ever, you can’t go wrong wearing this dress with boots! It’ll also look great with sandals and mules.

o.p.t Classic Smocked Maxi Dress Salmon best smocked midi dresses
o.p.t Classic Smocked Maxi Dress Salmon

 

 

 

How fun is this Lulus Meadow Cream Floral Print Off The Shoulder Dress? I absolutely adore it and the super affordable price tag (with free shipping I might add!). This beautiful dress comes in a few different shades and prints, and I want them all. It is ideal for brunch, a graduation party, a get-together with friends, vacation season and that’s just the beginning! This fab dress is only $69 with free shipping. Talk about an amazing deal!

Lulus View from the Meadow Cream Floral Print Off-the-Shoulder Dress best smocked midi dresses
Lulus View from the Meadow Cream Floral Print Off-the-Shoulder Dress

 

 

 

This chic floral print PAIGE Tamika Dress in this beautiful buttery yellow shade is sophisticated, timeless and a breath of fresh air! I love the self-tie shoulder straps, ruffled skirt, and the smocked panel on the back. It is ideal for the spring and summer wedding guest season.

PAIGE Tamika Dress Butter Yellow smocked midi dresses
PAIGE Tamika Dress Butter Yellow

 

 

 

Fun Print Smocked Midi Dresses

With the temps hitting 80 degrees this week in Northern California, I have a feeling summer is right around the corner! Now is a great time to invest in sleeveless dresses. This fabulous Smocked Stripe Sleeveless Poplin Midi Dress (with pockets!) from America’s sweetheart Reese Witherspoon’s brand Draper James is destined to be a favorite! It looks great with white low heeled sandals, and will also be a must with white flats! You could also go with a shoe in a contrasting color. When it comes to bags, you can’t go wrong with a designer tote, wicker, or straw bag.

Draper James Smocked Stripe Sleeveless Poplin Midi Dress Blue White Multi best smocked midi dresses with pockets spring summer
Draper James Smocked Stripe Sleeveless Poplin Midi Dress Blue White Multi

 

 

 

Give me all the gingham dresses and I’m a happy girl. I take that back, give me all the gingham Rails dresses and I’m an ecstatic girl! Rails is one of my favorite brands on the planet. Their clothing is so soft, feels luxurious, and at a great price point for the amazing quality! This beautiful black and white Rails Rumi Smocked Gingham Organic Cotton Blend Midi Dress is destined to be a staple in your spring and summer wardrobe! The best part is it is currently on sale and 25% off for a limited time! Don’t miss out on this incredible deal.

Rails Rumi Smocked Gingham Organic Cotton Blend Midi Dress Black Mini Gingham best smocked midi dresses
Rails Rumi Smocked Gingham Organic Cotton Blend Midi Dress Black Mini Gingham

 

 

 

This fun blue and white Amanda Uprichard Adelene Midi Dress in the print “chalet” just screams spring break and summer vacation season! I can see pairing it with trendy jewelry and a pair of white or woven heeled mules. Don’t you just love the ruffled skirt and the pockets? I do too!!

Amanda Uprichard Adelene Midi Dress Chalet Print blue white smocked midi dresses
Amanda Uprichard Adelene Midi Dress Chalet

 

 

 

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