Lately, I've noticed an increasing number of longsleeved smock-like dresses being worn by fashionettes around the globe. These garments definitely come under the category of "for petite femmes only" because on anyone larger, they would lose their huge-smock-swamping-tiny-person cuteness and look like... well, a shapeless bag. Essentially what a smock is. Although some femmes can pull it off with panache, this particular garment is indelibly associated for me with Mia Farrow's character in Rosemary's Baby- quite possibly the most terrifying film I have ever seen. And not just because of all the screentime awarded to Mia's endless collection of smocks. There was the whole spawn of Satan deal too. But I'm not sure which part of the film was scarier... So, you can tell that I won't be sporting the longsleeved smock this summer (the short sleeved versions are slightly better but still remind me of that movie). But, if you are a 5 ft. tall pixie like femme, then this may be a good look for you- just beware of demonic possession.
clockwise from top: Kylie, London candid, Rosemary herself