Over these past couple of years, I have come to appreciate the swing top and all it has to offer. A swing top is a shirt, usually short sleeved, that is made to hang loosely past the widest part of the bust. Some may consider this billowing top as a way to hide your body, but I have found this silhouette to be quite easy to style and very flattering. Today I am featuring one swing top from my closet styled four ways. While mine is a colorful print, these tips can be applied to any swing top that is neutral or solid.
With a Cardigan & Belted
My cardigan happens to have this sash attached, but a belt or ribbon can be added to any cardigan that does not come with a belt. The nature of a swing top is to hang loose, the belt gives it the shape of a peplum.
With a Jacket
By popping on a jacket that has a closer fit, the swing top takes on that same shape without loosing its tummy skimming qualities. The open jacket creates a vertical panel in the middle of the body.
For a lovely casual look, knot the front of the swing top. It gives the top a draping effect that you can adjust to your liking.
Tucking in a swing top into a skirt or pants results in a beautifully blousen look. You can adjust to how tight or loose you want it bloused out.
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Today’s Postivity Note
I wonder how much of what weighs me down is not mine to carry.