You may have noticed how “in” smocking is right now. Woman’s fashions are featuring smocking in dresses, blouses, tunics, sweaters, and even jackets. With children’s fashion running parallel to adults, this winter it will be stylish as well as comfortable and warm for your child to wear her smocked dress, even in areas where the climate is colder. With the fashion being tunics and leggings and “layered” dressing, the smocked dresses adapt easily.
Following the adults example, ( or maybe it’s the adults who are following the children’s,) the shorter dresses worn over leggings make adorable tunics.They can also be worn over a pair of long pants or jeans. A light-weight matching cotton or acrylic, long-sleeved t-shirt can be worn underneath the “dress/tunic;” toss on a coat for outside, and your child is not only dressed in the latest style, but is toasty-warm as well-
Naturally, in warmer climates this wouldn’t be necessary, but you would have the option of two different looks from one dress. The dress could be worn as is with the matching socks, (or tights if preferred for winter,) on one occasion and on another, it could be worn as a layered outfit; t-shirt, tunic, leggings- two different looks from the same garment! Besides being fun to wear, the smocked dresses are really very versatile.
The long dress, (size 3L and 4L,) that I’ve recently added to my collection, is equally versatile and adaptable to colder climates. It can be worn exactly the same way as the shorter dresses. The only difference would be that when worn as a tunic with leggings, it is a long tunic- again, very stylish this season. This is a dress that she will definitely have fun wearing all year long!