“Nap”dresses: have you heard of ’em? They are apparently the hottest item going these days. And their main feature, the ONE thing they all have, is
The summer ones look style-wise like Little House on the Prairie costumes. but they come in velvet, too. Elastic-smocked velvet.
Maybe theyre the mini-skirts of today, their main message being, ”I’m young and you’re not”, because, um these ruffled cap sleeves and gathered necklines and full skirts arent gonna look good on many women, as opposed to girls.
But no matter where you are on life’s journey, my sisters, i would warn you:
you do NOT want to spend a lot of money on a garment featuring elastic smocking.
The elastic threads will break or stretch out. Not maybe: they WILL. Especially in a heavy fabric like velvet. and THEN what’re you gonna do? ( unless you know how to repair smocking yourself, in which case you are a superior species and I’m sorry you have wasted your time on this. )
Otherwise, my sisters, i advise you to skip the Nap.