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The 7 best buffet dresses to buy rn

Your day dressing wardrobe just got an update

Written by Liv Grady

April 26, 2021

grid of four models wearing buffet dresses

Looking for one of those casual dresses that will see you through the summer bbqs, the garden drinks and trips to the park with friends? We got you. Buffet dresses are our new favourite style for the season.

The term ‘buffet dress’ came back into our vocabulary following a challenge on the Great British Sewing Bee. This challenge actually put a name to the style of dress we have been searching for all spring, making it easier than ever to introduce buffet dresses to your wardrobe.

What is a buffet dress?

The term ‘buffet dress’ is basically a traditional way to describe a smock dress. Buffet dresses are usually loose fitting, floaty and feminine. They can be both midi or mini length and usually have puff sleeves or balloon sleeves.

How to style a buffet dress…

Buffet dresses are super versatile and can be styled up or down depending on the occasion. Team one with a tote bag and a pair of trainers for that circa 2010 Lily Allen moment. If you are heading to a wedding or a party, just add a pair of mules and a cute 90s bag.

buffet dresses for your 2021 summer wardrobe

Take a look at some of our fave buffet dresses now available at Missguided and shop the collection online.

blue porcelain print tie tassel mini dress

We are all about a porcelain moment. The tassels are giving us boho vibes, ideal for UK staycations and drinks in the sun.

tall blue porcelain print tie tassel mini dress

 lilac floral print ruffle hem midi smock dress

Did someone say granny chic? Go bold or go home, this midi style looks really cool with big chunky trainers and a pair of oversized sunnies.

tall lilac floral print ruffle hem midi smock dress

blue dalmatian ruffle hem midi smock dress

With long sleeves and a midi length, this Dalmatian print dress is perfect for those in-between days. Team with a boxy black denim jacket and a pair of chunky black boots.

blue dalmatian ruffle hem midi smock dress

green check maternity smock dress

Something for those mamas to be, this checked maternity smock dress is giving us mega picnic vibes. Add a pair of white grandad sandals and some oversized sunnies.

green check maternity smock dress

black check crew neck midi smock dress

A monochrome moment never goes a-miss. Throw on a chunky belt and a boxy biker jacket for a cool casual moment.

BLACK CHECK CREW NECK MIDI SMOCK DRESS

rust puff sleeve midi smock dress

Level up your basics with jersey buffet dresses in every colour you fancy. Probs the comfiest thing in your wardrobe.

rust puff sleeve midi smock dress

white dalmatian print ruffle hem smock dress

Have your Emily In Paris moment with this bold print buffet dress. Team with some chic cat eye sunnies for the ultimate summer bbq outfit.

white dalmatian print ruffle hem smock dress

Shop summer dresses at missguided

Make it a hot girl Summer with cute dresses for every event in your post-lockdown calendar. From casual buffet dresses, to going out outfits for June 21st. We’ve got you covered. Shop online now.