Sunday 5 January 2014

In the Swing of Things

The swing dress has been on my radar for quite some time now. Back in September (just before my work trip to Turkey), I ordered this beaut in cobalt:

This is now no longer available in this colour, but other colours are here.

Now, my worry about the dress, wasn't the colour (LOVED the colour), it wasn't even the fact it had long sleeves (I get hot way too easily), it was the shape. 

The swing dress just hangs from the bust. Think empire line, without the line. 

Look, it made no difference! I am fat. My bust is large - it didn't really matter to me when I put it on, that there was no waist definition! My Mam called it shapeless - I disagree, it actually has shape, it flares out higher up than we are used to, that's all!

My only issue with the dress was the length. At first wear it was just passable with tights. Second wear I tried it with jeans, but it didn't quite work. 

Sadly, I can't wear it as a dress (or even a tunic anymore), so I wear it like this instead:

Now that I know that with a good bra, the swing shape can be worn at any size, I'm checking out these from Simply Be:
Bird Print
Ax Paris
Geo Print
So it seems not only am I looking into shape that are out of my comfort zone, same seems to apply to colours - Monochrome?!

Much love my lovelies, 

K x

1 comment:

  1. I'm digging the red and blue combo :) It looks great on you.