Swing Dresses

Swing Dresses

Swing dresses are really coming back into fashion at the minute. Their popularity stems most likely from their versatility and adaptability. It’s difficult to find an occasion for when a swing dress would be entirely inappropriate and everyone looks good in them! They are so easy to just chuck on when you’re in a rush and don’t want to have to put lots of effort into an outfit. This is probably why this dress was so well used whilst I was on holiday.

Do you know those days where you are going to be back and forth between the hotel pool and nipping out to the shop? Enter the swing dress. It is perfectly acceptable to have your bikini on under your dress so if any swimming related emergency pops up you are set and ready. One swift movement and you’ve gone from looking good and put together to ready for a quick dip. Who wouldn’t want the convenience?

The dress I have been wearing is from Jack Wills and honestly it is so old now! To show you how it has lasted the test of time, this dress was almost down to my ankles when I bought it and the waist band touched my body. Now the dress reaches to mid calf and is so big around the waist ( I was a bit of a chunk lol) and it is still a staple piece in my wardrobe.

I paired this dress with a pair of baby blue sandals that I bought from M&S during the sale and of course a wide brimmed straw hat. A holiday essential for everyone I assume! I loved the way this outfit looked and how comfy I felt in it. It really was perfect for lounging around when it was 37 degree heat.



A young blogger from the North West of England, blogging about everything from Fashion and Beauty to Education and Travel. Hoping to start a career in the language industry very soon!

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  1. Courtney Hardy says:

    Swing dresses are so cute! I just love the one you’re wearing.

  2. I love how you styled this swing dress with that hat! I am nowhere near a pool nor in somewhere remarkably sunny but I can see why they would be popular for hot weather!

  3. Ellie says:

    Thank you Courtney! You’re so sweet ❤️

  4. Ellie says:

    Thank you! Yeah I totally get it not always appropriate but lots of fun to wear ❤️

  5. This style of dress suits you beautifully, Ellie! I definitely agree that swing dresses are perfect for throwing on when you’re at the pool, and I also think they look great dressed up as evening wear as well – the possibilites are endless! Your hat is gorgeous too, I wish I had had one like that on my summer holiday! Just followed you on BlogLovin to keep up with your posts!


  6. I love this style of dress it looks so comfortable and perfect for going on holiday. I also love your accessories. Those shoes I definitely need in my life! xx

  7. I am not sure I own any swing dress. I didn’t even know the term before reading this. I think you look stunning in this outfit and I love the hat! xx corinne

  8. Love this outfit! Suits you great❤️

  9. Yiota says:

    Beautiful photos and background!! Your hat is so pretty, I want one for summer! x


  10. That dress is gorgeous! I love your hat too, it really matches your dress. I like your writing style!

  11. So pretty, swing dresses are my favs in summer because they’re so comfy and girly and pretty! I loveeee that hat! x

  12. Morgan (@JustMorgsx) says:

    You look so gorgeous and this feels like such a Summery post I love it <3 Beautiful backgrounds too …

    Morgan //

  13. Claire says:

    I do love a swing dress and you look so lovely in this one! The colours are stunning x

    Claire |

  14. Ellie says:

    Thank you so much for your lovely comment Abbey! I’m kinda obsessed with the different possibilities! Have a wonderful week ❤️

  15. Ellie says:

    The shoes are the best they might still have some left in m&s as I bought them fairly recently ❤️ Thank you for your comment have a wonderful week

  16. Ellie says:

    Thank you Corinne! Yeah swing dress seems to be a recent term for these dresses! Have a great week

  17. Ellie says:

    Thank you so much Roxanne, have a great week

  18. Ellie says:

    Thank you so much!! The hat is so handy it’s from TK Maxx and they always have lots of them in

  19. Ellie says:

    Thank you Kate it means so much to me! Enjoy your week ❤️

  20. Ellie says:

    Thank you Eva!! They are just perfect for summer aren’t they!

  21. Ellie says:

    Thank you Morgan! I’m doing my best to hold on to every grasp of summer! She says sat wrapped in a coat and blanket scarf Have a wonderful week

  22. Ellie says:

    Thank you very much! Swing dresses are something I’m becoming very fond of ❤️ Enjoy your week

  23. I love your dress, it looks great on you!

    Have an amazing day!

    xx Kris |

  24. Ellie says:

    Thank you for your lovely comment Kris hope you have a great week!

  25. This dress is lovely, also a big fan of your lovely sunhat too – I was looking for one with writing on all summer but was unable to find one I liked over summer in the UK! Oh well – there’s always next year!

  26. Ellie says:

    Thank you so much!! I picked this one up a TK Maxx so they might have more in next summer or some in the sale as they are going out of season! Have a great week

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