Let’s be real. Styling a pleated swing dress can be tricky. Who wants to look like a big circus tent? Not. Me. I realized over the holidays during a massive closet clean out that I have a ton of these swing dresses. And then I realized something else. When worn alone, they aren’t the most flattering piece of clothing.
Like most swing dresses, they flare out right in the middle/lower body area and no one wants to deal with that. For a modern and simple look, I paired this pleated swing dress with a coat in same color family. The monchromatic details helps to create a more streamlined look which I love. And every girl knows that a good over the knee boot helps to give your legs an elongated look which is perfect for balancing out the swing dress. You could also try a belted waist and a cropped leather jacket with booties for something a little more casual. If you’re looking to take it up a notch for the office, try a structured blazer and neutral pumps.
This dress was part of a huge winter shopping haul I did right before the holidays. I had one of those crisis moments where nothing in my closet fit/looked good/felt in style, etc. It was epic and dramatic and 100% uncalled for but I couldn’t help the Sale section on ASOS. While one of my goals for 2017 is to save more and spend less, I also feel as if my style has been evolving pretty rapidly over the past few months and I’m excited to see where it goes this yea. Wish me luck and no more shopping!
PLEATED SWING DRESS: ASOS | OVER THE KNEE BOOTS: STEVE MADDEN | COAT: IDENTICAL HERE | QUILTED CROSSBODY BAG: TARGET
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