There is something extremely feminine and fanciful about smocking. Also childlike.
Can take you back to days of swinging on Nana’s porch, that double-scoop of French Vanilla ice cream on a sugar cone in hand. Butterflies in the sun-dappled meadow surrounded by tall Georgia pines.
Smocking was originally used on farming garments for movement and comfort. This was long before elastic. But even today, it’s still more effective. Smocking lasts. Elastic does not.
What does this all mean for you?
Something extremely youthful and feminine that flatters the female form, whether it be worn off the shoulder (an innocently provocative look) or over. The bold red color lets the world know, the little girl is all grown up.
Smocked Blouse (No. 5612). 100% cotton voile blouse with gorgeous cascading floral print that condenses at the sweep. Flared sleeves from the elbow down. Smocking detail along front bodice and upper sleeve. A bit longer than our normal blouses, it hits at the upper thigh and has 4” side vents. Made in India.