The "Ugly" Dress Trend That's Everywhere on Instagram Already

Over the last 12 months, the stereotypical image of the fashion girl has been turned on its head. Forget leg-sculpting stilettos and waist-whittling frocks because right now the Insta crowd only has eyes for "ugly" fashion trends. From chunky sneakers and nerdy knits to slime green and Hawaiian shirts, ironically, it looks like bad taste has become the gold standard for style in 2019.

If you need further evidence of this shift, look at the latest dress trend to grace Instagram feeds: smock dresses. Originally worn by laborers, the smock style went on to become a popular style for children's fashion in the 19th century. It can be identified by its voluminous silhouette that hangs loosely on the body and the ruched fabric, which typically features on the shoulders and bust.

This post originally appeared on Who What Wear UK.