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 neimanmarcus.com.

Tropical Tube Dress, $23 at forever21.com

Mossimo Long Floral Halter Dress, $22 at target.com

L8er Smocked Strapless Floral Maxi Dress, $45 at macys.com

Roxy ‘Iris’ Print Tube Dress, $50 at nordstrom.com

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Kim R on

LOVE IT!! I wore a dress similiar to Eva’s for a get together at my house ~ comfy and stylish…plus I could go barefoot which made for a relaxing evening.

Lola on

Does someone know where I can get the Sienna version of the dress? thx.

alia on

Don’t really love this look…but if I had to chose, I like Eva’s the best… Nicole looks nice too….sienna looks like she had a rough night last night!…geez…what happened to her!?…haha:)

rashundra. on

ya, i think it’s true that trends just keep going ’round, because ive been wearing these for years. gee whiz!

meg on

I am in love with these dresses, I own 4 different ones and I love them!!!!!!

KB on

Anyone know where to get Nicole’s dress?

Emilee on

I love these dresses. I’ve worn these style of dresses, and they’re perfect for the Summer. I’ve worn mine for a day of shopping, back yard BBQ’s and great for the day at the beach. I like Eva and Nicole’s dresses the best. I didn’t even no that was Sienna. Another style of dress I love is the Grecian halter dress, the dress is perfect for Summer and it’s long and flowy.

Julia on

You can buy Sienna’s dress at http://www.bazaar.lalesso.com or at Topshop in London

Sarah on

I love these dresses. I own several and cannot stop wearing them. They are cute and comfy, and can be worn just about anywhere any time.

Nicoley on

This looks blah… Not liking it at all.

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