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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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

NICOLE ALWAYS LOOKS SO CUTE! I LOVE HER SUNDRESS!

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.

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.

chels on

well i like nicole’s dress it’s just that it’s too long for her see she’s only about 5 foot something

Ann on

I love Nicole’s dress! Where can I get one?

La'Shell on

I love Nicoles dress. It’s the dress for summer.

my name is mek on

i love this look and i want one…i think i’ll go to forever 21=]

Veet on

I love this look and will for sure rock it… Love Nicole Richie’s she always looks nice!!! I have a smocked dress and can’t wait to wear mine!!!

Theresa on

I like the all dresses, but it fits better on Sienna. Oh, she is Sienna? She is such a beautiful woman, but the picture doesn’t show the best of Miller!
Nicole is too skiny and a don’t like to see her with so many bones!

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