Style Spotlight: The Jersey Swing Dress
At Variety Hour we work hard to give our customers a range of styles that are both comfortable and flattering. The Swing Dresses are a new style in our VH range and have been a best seller as they are made out of our most comfortable fabric - Jersey!
Our Swing Dresses are super versatile for all year round wear. Layer with tights and pair with sneakers or boots for a winter look. Our short sleeved versions can be layered with a long sleeve underneath or a jumper on top. For summer, they pair well with sandals or sneakers. The Swing Dress has also been popular for office wear due to its modest but flattering cut.
Winter & Summer Swing Dresses
We are super excited to now have two variations of our Swing Dress so you can wear them all year round. The original version of the Swing Dress features a a t-shirt sleeve that finishes above the elbow. Our new winter version of the Swing Dress has a long sleeve that finishes at the wrist. Both have the same fit and length so you can wear the same size no matter the variation.
Our Swing Dress Features
We have made a great effort when designing the swing dress to create a dress that has a flattering shape while keeping it as a comfortable style. As a result, the Swing Dress is an easy fit shape you can grab and wear with minimal effort.
It has a fitted tee style bodice so there is no need for seams, darts or ties to bring the dress in and give it shape. It has an A-line skirt that keeps it open through the hips and gives it it's 'Swing' shape. These key features work together to keep the dress loose whilst maintaining shape. If you like extra definition at the waist, this style looks great belted.
The Skirt finishes at the knee to balance the dress proportions, meaning you can layer underneath in the cooler months.
How the Swing Dress Style Fits
With all our dresses, we recommend you take your top size not your pant size as the most important measurement is the bust.
Due to the fitted t-shirt bodice and a-line skirt, this style is a really easy fit. If you take your standard size you will have a tight bodice with a loose skirt which tends to create a flattering shape.
If you have a bigger bust or broad shoulders, the Jersey moves with you, so you don't need to worry about it pulling or being too tight.
Additionally, if you have wider hips, the A-line skirt won't hug or be tight across your hips and waist.
If you do not want the bodice to be fitted, you can go up a size for an oversized look.
Our existing short sleeve Swing Dress offering is available in sizes XS-2XL. We are excited to add the 3XL to the range in our Long Sleeved Swing Dress and will continue to offer the size in the short sleeved version this summer.
The 3XL is a new addition to our VH size range and fits an AU 20-22. We are looking forward to adding extended sizing to more styles this year as we strive to have more inclusive sizing and plus-sized fashion options.
You can read more about our sizing here or see the specific measurements of the Long Sleeved Swing Dress here.
Swing Dress Fabrication
Our Swing Dresses are made out of a Cotton Jersey. The composition is 97% Cotton, 3% Spandex. The Spandex is what makes the fabric comfortable and stretchy however the small percentage means that the Cotton will still hold its shape with wear and wash.
Additionally, as cotton is a natural fibre it great for all year round wear as it is breathable and absorbent. Another benefit is the cotton is fantastic at holding the colour and remaining vibrant even with frequent washing.
All our current Swing Dresses are proudly made in Melbourne.