Swing Dress Chic featuring a dress by Chelsea28

Today I’m sharing this timeless swing dress that I bought from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  I fell in love immediately with the lace detail at the neck. What really makes a dress like this special is that you can wear it now but layer over it in fall and winter.  This year-round piece makes me and my pocketbook happy.

Dress (similar here and here) | Sandals (similar here) | Clutch (similar here) | Earrings | Cuff (similar here)

Black Lace Swing Dress by Chelsea28

Lake Yoke Detail on Black Swing Dress

Black Swing Dress with Lace Yoke Detail

Chelsea28 Black Swing Dress

Classic Swing Dress with Tan Block Sandals and Gucci Clutch

Photos by Melissa Leigh Hansen Photography

Dress (similar here and here) | Sandals (similar here) | Clutch (similar here) | Earrings | Cuff (similar here)

First off, this dress is almost sold out. I am so sorry! That’s why I recommend getting pieces you see in this sale immediately because they will be gone.  This one and this one are very similar and would work in every season as well.

How to Style a Swing Dress

The key to styling a voluminous dress like this is balance.  It is difficult pulling off dresses like this when you are 5’2″ like I am.  The fitted lace yoke really helps balance out the volume of the shape.  If you are petite like me, always look for details like this. It’s very important to pair some type of heel with this style of dress because it helps lengthen your legs.  If you are tall, you can go ahead and do flats but most people cannot pull this off.  (No one wants stumpy legs.)

I decided to put my hair up to show off the lace detail and these new dangle earrings. I know it’s a shocker to see my hair up but the humid weather wasn’t helping my hair. (#bloggerproblems) My plan for fall with this dress is to throw on my Trouve’ leather jacket and wear tights and booties.  This leather jacket will be perfect with it because it’s fitted and will work well with the proportions of the dress. Are you into wearing a swing dress? Let me know in the comments and happy Monday!

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