20 Best Smocked Mini Dresses You’ll Love!

Style expert, journalist and fashion blogger Candie Anderson of candieanderson.com has the scoop on 20 of the best smocked mini dresses in a variety of styles, colors, prints and trends. They are perfect for every occasion.

 

If you’re searching for a cute and flattering dress for spring, summer, and fall, you can’t go wrong with a smocked mini dress! This style which has gained popularity due in part to the hit show Bridgerton is essential! Over the last few months, I have been gravitating toward smocked dresses in a variety of styles – from mini length to midi and maxi length as well. I can’t help myself, this style is so flattering! They can be dressed up easily and effortlessly. I recently purchased three smocked dresses which I know I will be living in this season, especially since the weather is going to be in the 90s this week! 

One great thing about smocked mini dresses is that they’re perfect for every occasion! You can dress them up or down easily and effortlessly. They’ll look great with slide sandals on vacation or at a backyard barbecue. I love that smocked mini dresses can be worn with a blazer or a denim jacket on a cool morning or a chilly evening as well. This style can also be dressed up with heeled sandals or mules if you’re headed to a wedding or on a date (to name a few).

Today, I’m excited to share 20 of the best smocked mini dresses in a variety of styles, colors, prints, and price ranges. I hope you love them as much as I do!

 

Black Smocked Mini Dresses

I stumbled on this beautiful Topshop Smocked Modal Minidress last month and fell head over heels in love with it. At just $65 with free shipping, I decided to order it promptly. It comes in black or in white, has short puff sleeves; eyelet, and smocked detailing, and is an absolute MUST! This is definitely one of the best dresses I’ve purchased in a long time, and can’t wait to wear it time and time again throughout the spring, summer, and fall months. It is so cozy, lightweight, cotton-lined, and is very well made. I highly recommend this dress! It is beautiful and at a great price point.

This dress can be dressed up or down easily and effortlessly! I recently bought a new pair of slide sandals which I can’t wait to wear with the dress when hosting a party in the garden or out to lunch.

Topshop Smocked Modal Minidress Black best smocked mini dresses
Topshop Smocked Modal Minidress Black

 

 

 

This fab Madewell Linen-Blend Lucie Smocked Mini Dress in the color “true black” is as cute as ever! I love the elegant ruffled puff sleeves, the charming sweetheart neckline, the length, and the fact that it has pockets! Like many of you, I am a sucker for dresses with pockets, and this little black smocked dress checks all the boxes.

This dress is perfect for a variety of events and is also ideal for a summer graduation party!

Madewell Linen-Blend Lucie Smocked Mini Dress True Black best smocked mini dresses
Madewell Linen-Blend Lucie Smocked Mini Dress True Black

 

 

 

This chic off the shoulder Lovers and Friends Dallas Mini Dress is begging for an evening out! It is ideal for date night, the Kentucky Derby, and that’s just the beginning. This bestselling dress with eyelet detailing is available in the colors peach or in black. Which one is your favorite? I simply adore them both! The best part is it has 5 out of 5-star reviews and is beloved by many!

Lovers and Friends Dallas Mini Dress Black best off the shoulder smocked mini dresses
Lovers and Friends Dallas Mini Dress Black

 

 

 

Revolve has so many gorgeous smocked mini dresses to choose from! I can’t get enough of this stunning krisa One Shoulder Ruffle Dress in black. It is so flattering, I simply adore the blouson one shoulder top and smocked waistband! It is ideal for a date, an evening out with friends, and more! This dress will look great with black pumps, strappy heeled sandals, or dressed down with block heels or mules.

krisa One Shoulder Ruffle Dress Black best smocked mini dresses
krisa One Shoulder Ruffle Dress Black

 

 

 

This chic Tularosa Janine Dress in black is the perfect casual dress! I simply adore the ruffled sleeves, smocked panels and textured fabric. This is one that you can wear to a concert, out to dinner and drinks with friends, on a vacation and that’s just the beginning! It’ll be a favorite for many spring, summer, and fall seasons to come.

Tularosa Janine Dress Black best smocked mini dresses
Tularosa Janine Dress Black

 

 

 

I’m officially obsessed with this Anthropologie Smocked-Waist Mini Dress! It is available in a multitude of colors including black, brown, raspberry, and yellow. I love that this beautiful linen dress is available in standard, petite, and plus sizes. It is ideal for every woman!

Anthropologie Smocked-Waist Mini Dress Black best smocked mini dresses
Anthropologie Smocked-Waist Mini Dress Black

 

 

 

Amazon has quite a few trendy and affordable smocked mini dresses to choose from! I simply adore this lovely SYZRI Ruffled Halter Party Dress with a smocked waistband. It comes in quite a few different colors including timeless and classic black. This dress has 4.3 out of 5-star reviews and is currently on sale for $31.99 with fast and free Prime shipping! Don’t miss out on saving a bundle on a dress you’ll wear time and time again!

SYZRI Ruffled Halter Party Dress Black best smocked mini dresses
SYZRI Ruffled Halter Party Dress Black

 

 

White Smocked Mini Dresses

Have you had a chance to check out the gorgeous white smocked mini dresses for summer? There are so many beautiful dresses to choose from! First on my list is this breathtaking WAIMARI Ancora Smocked Linen Blend Dress! I love the lace balloon sleeves, the smocked bodice, and the beautiful skirt with lace trim. It is ideal for any occasion, and is perfect for the bride-to-be’s engagement party, bridal shower, or bridal luncheon.

WAIMARI Ancora Smocked Linen Blend Dress White best smocked white mini dresses
WAIMARI Ancora Smocked Linen Blend Dress White

 

 

 

Like many of you, I love trendy cutout dresses! This fab Lovers and Friends Shoreline Mini Dress in white is perfection. You can’t go wrong with the puff sleeves, lace and cutout detailing. The back cutout is perfection as well! This dress is sure to garner compliments every time you wear it!

Lovers and Friends Shoreline Mini Dress White best lace puff sleeve smocked mini dresses
Lovers and Friends Shoreline Mini Dress White

 

 

 

My love is strong for this Sea Vienne Eyelet Flutter Sleeve Smocked Dress in white! It is absolutely stunning. You can’t go wrong with the smocked elastic bodice, the ruffle eyelet straps, the fact that it has pockets, and the beautiful tie-back. This dress is perfection and will be a favorite this spring and summer and for years to come!

Sea Vienne Eyelet Flutter Sleeve Smocked Dress White best eyelet smocked mini dresses
Sea Vienne Eyelet Flutter Sleeve Smocked Dress White

 

 

 

Short Sleeve Print Smocked Mini Dresses

I bought this Topshop Animal Print Smocked Bodice Dress in March and have been impatiently waiting for the weather to warm up so I can wear it. As a huge fan of leopard print, this beautiful dress was calling my name! It is very affordable at just $45 and is perfect for spring, summer, and fall. This fun dress will look great on its own with slides and can also be worn under a leather jacket or a denim jacket with sneakers. Nordstrom has this chic bestselling puff sleeve mini dress available in one size, and Asos currently has it available in four sizes! Don’t miss out on this chic and affordable dress while it’s on sale. It’s ideal for brunch with friends, a golf tournament, a lunch date and so much more!

Topshop Animal Print Smocked Bodice Dress Black White smocked mini dresses
Topshop Animal Print Smocked Bodice Dress Black White

 

 

 

Like many of you, I’m head over heels in love with cottagecore-inspired clothing! This fabulous English Factory Floral Smocked Cotton Minidress in yellow multi is perfect for spring and summer. I am obsessed with the puff sleeves and charming floral print! This great dress will look amazing with a pair of nude strappy heeled sandals or pumps! When it comes to handbags, it will look phenomenal with a straw or wicker handbag!

English Factory Floral Smocked Cotton Minidress Yellow Multi best floral print smocked mini dresses
English Factory Floral Smocked Cotton Minidress Yellow Multi

 

 

 

If you’re searching for a trendy smocked mini dress for wedding guest season, you’re in luck! This stunning low-cut short puff sleeve Velma dress by one of my favorite brands Amanda Uprichard is a must! I love everything about it, especially the tiered skirt, polka dot print and the fact that it’s lined!

Amanda Uprichard Velma Dress Navy Dot best smocked mini dresses
Amanda Uprichard Velma Dress Navy Dot

 

 

Sleeveless Smocked Mini Dresses

Vero Moda is one of my FAVORITE brands this season! The clothing is well made, trendy, and affordable. I recently purchased the cutest Vero Moda skirt which has since sold out, and can’t wait to purchase more items from the brand! This must have Vero Moda Ola Smocked Floral Minidress (in the color Cherry Tomato Aop Nica) is currently in my shopping cart. It’s only $49 with free shipping, is sustainably sourced, and perfect for a backyard barbecue, the 4th of July, brunch with your besties, dining al fresco with the family and more!

This cute sleeveless floral print dress will look great with your favorite sandals or white sneakers! I’m still living in my Golden Goose sneakers and can’t wait to wear the dress with mine!

Vero Moda Ola Smocked Floral Minidress Cherry Tomato Aop Nica best smocked slieeveless mini dresses
Vero Moda Ola Smocked Floral Minidress Cherry Tomato Aop Nica

 

 

 

Words can’t express how much I LOVE this beautiful and timeless Alice + Olivia Jocelyn Smock Mini Dress in “Antique Butterfly Off White.” It is ideal for a bridal shower, a friend’s wedding, or a baby shower and that is just the beginning. This elegant mini dress with eyelet and ruffled detailing is absolute perfection!

Alice + Olivia Jocelyn Smock Mini Dress Antique Butterfly Off White best smocked mini dresses
Alice + Olivia Jocelyn Smock Mini Dress Antique Butterfly Off White

 

 

 

How magnificent is this floral print/paisley print XIRENA Lori Dress? I love this beautiful shade of blue, the smocked bodice, and adjustable tie shoulder straps! Did I mention it has pockets? Even better! This stunning dress is ideal for any spring, summer, or fall occasion!

XIRENA Lori Dress Bleu Flora best smocked mini dresses
XIRENA Lori Dress Bleu Flora

 

 

 

Playa Lucila has so many fabulous dresses to choose from this spring/summer and I want them ALL! First on my list is this phenomenal lightweight Playa Lucila Mini Smocked Sleeveless Dress. I love the bright, cheerful, and vibrant colors and beautiful floral print! It’ll look great paired with your favorite sandals, tote, and straw hat.

Playa Lucila Mini Smocked Sleeveless Dress Multi Border Print best smocked mini dresses summer
Playa Lucila Mini Smocked Sleeveless Dress Multi Border Print

 

 

 

Lulus is another place I love shopping online for trendy, well-made, and affordable clothing! This chic Lulus Lovely Looks Navy Blue Tie-Strap Mini Dress is one you can wear casually with a denim jacket and white sneakers or high tops. It can also be dressed up and worn with pumps or heeled sandals and an elegant quilted bag to a spring, summer, or fall wedding! The options are endless.

Lulus Lovely Looks Navy Blue Tie-Strap Mini Dress best smocked mini dresses
Lovely Looks Navy Blue Tie-Strap Mini Dress

 

 

Long Sleeve Smocked Mini Dresses In A Variety Of Colors

With spring upon us, now is a great time to save on a beautiful long sleeve smocked dress! This style is perfect for cool spring days, chilly summer evenings, or the crisp fall months! This beautiful 1.State Smock Bodice Ruffle Hem Long Sleeve Minidress is perfection. It is available in quite a few colors! This gorgeous dress will look fabulous with heel slide sandals, mules, wedges, pointy toe pumps, or your favorite cowboy boots to name a few!

This dress has phenomenal reviews! It is ideal for date night, a vacation, wedding guests, a birthday party, a bachelorette party, and more!

1.State Smock Bodice Ruffle Hem Long Sleeve Minidress Pink best smocked mini dresses
1.State Smock Bodice Ruffle Hem Long Sleeve Minidress Pink

 

 

 

Nothing says spring in my opinion quite like dresses with eyelet detailing! This LoveShackFancy Jayce Smocked Dress is exquisite. It is available in the colors: ivory shores and antique white. I love the blue embroidery, square neckline, and timeless elegance this dress exudes! It will look amazing with your favorite neutral heeled sandals or pumps.

LOVESHACKFANCY Jayce Smocked Dress Ivory Shores best smocked mini dresses
LOVESHACKFANCY Jayce Smocked Dress Ivory Shores

 

 

 

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