Think of evening gowns and party dresses and all your glitziest, sparkliest fashion fantasies probably come to mind. There's a trend we've sniffed out that totally displaces that mental image, though. Have you noticed that demure, smock-bodiced ivory dresses are stylish local ladies' fave fete 'fits right now?
According to the formidable Merriam-Webster Dictionary, smocking refers to "a decorative embroidery or shirring made by gathering cloth in regularly spaced round tucks." In particular, celebs also seem to favor designer Vania Romoff's piña-spun mastery of the technique:
1. We first caught wind of the growing phenomenon when Leila Alcasid won hearts at the ABS-CBN Ball 2019's star-studded red carpet.
2. And then, Bea Soriano Dee joined the fun in this gorgeous high-necked number that totally reminds us of Sofia Coppola's The Beguiled.
3. Sarah Lahbati posed for a sweet snap with youngest son Kai Gutierrez in a drop-waisted version.
4. The latest member of the club is none other than Bea Alonzo, who donned a similar frock (brand unknown as of the moment!) at her big birthday bash.
We're keeping our eyes peeled for more fans of this lewk!