Remember a few years ago when basically all anyone wore was off-the-shoulder dresses? Well, it’s safe to say that the trend has tapered off a lot since then, but one of 2019’s biggest dress trends is often accompanied by off-the-shoulder sleeves. That trend is smocked dresses, and if you want to see a perfect example of a great smocked, off-the-shoulder dress, Jessica Alba just provided it.
Alba stepped out in New York wearing a Caroline Constas white-and-black polka-dot maxi dress with voluminous sleeves and a smocked bodice. The ’90s detail (the smocking) brings a freshness to the off-the-shoulder look that feels just right for summer 2019. Scroll on to see how Alba expertly styled the dress with strappy sandals and a crossbody bag, and shop some of our favorite smocked, off-the-shoulder dresses on the market.