I find swing dresses really feminine without the need to emphasize body curves. Therefore, it looks good with every body type. It is very similar to shift dresses but swing dresses are much more fitted on the shoulders and flared at the bottom. The vintage version of a swing dress has a fitted waist as to emphasize the flare of the dress and its ability to twirl around when dancing ‘swing’ (hence, the name). Most designs I’ve seen on current swing dresses though is that the emphasis is given to the shoulder and chest area. Intricate details such as bead work or lace cuttings are being integrated at the upper part of dress which is then continued by a simple A-line cut to let it flare.
Since it’s very simple and chic, I like to pair it with an equally simple and chic hairstyle. You know those times when your hairstyle is too complicated you can barely move without worrying if bobby pins are popping out everywhere? Well, bows are really cute and easy to put on so it doesn’t complicate the whole outfit at all! Simple accessories will do too but if you want to work some statement necklaces, why not? As long as it doesn’t cover up or take away the attention from the details on your dress, I think it’ll work out.
I’ve blogged about wearing shift dresses here. Which do you prefer, shift or swing dresses? Let me know in the comments below! See you next time, my loves!