Trend Worth Trying: Smocked Patterned Sundresses

06/25/2007 at 06:00 AM ET

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As the weather gets hotter, we just want our clothes to get easier — and what’s simpler than a dress than can go day to night and requires the bare minimum of accessories? We’ve spotted Eva Mendes, Nicole Richie and Sienna Miller wearing smocked tube-dresses with great bold patterns and long sweeping hems. Just toss on a few bangles, a cool bag and comfy sandals, and you’re set! Dress it up for night time with jeweled flip-flops and an oversize clutch. The best part of these dresses is the smocking — unlike normal strapless dresses that tend to fall, these stay snugly on the bustline. Here are a few of our favorites. . .Tell us: Would you try a smocked sundress?

Get Eva’s Juicy Couture Dress, $198 at

Tropical Tube Dress, $23 at

Mossimo Long Floral Halter Dress, $22 at

L8er Smocked Strapless Floral Maxi Dress, $45 at

Roxy ‘Iris’ Print Tube Dress, $50 at

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Canadian, eh? on

Not liking this look.

Julia on

I like Sienna’s dress best. It’s Lalesso dress, looks great.

Ashley on

I really like Eva and Nicole’s dress. I didn’t even realize that was Sienna! I think these dresses are also wonderful for the beach – they make a great cover-up!

Jasette on

I would wear it on a nice sunny day to go shopping. I like Eva’s and Nicole’s best!

Rebecca on

Eva’s dress is my favorite of the 3. I would definitely wear a smocked sundress- what a cute, breezy style for summer, and very easy to wear for most body types.

Jane on

I was wearing these in the 70’s! There is nothing “new” in fashion…styles just keep going around and around.

AnnieJ on

I’m with Jane. Also, I didn’t recognize Sienna either – maybe because of the hair color.

Rose on

I like Sienna’s the best. I also really like her hair in that picture. I think Nicole shows that short girls, like myself, can’t really rock this look.

Shopoholic on


KRana on

I personally love this look and have worn it a few times this month, it’s effortless yet it looks very pulled together. It’s a great comfortable and stylish look for summer.

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