Get Back in the Swing of Things

After a short hiatus from blogging, I’m back! It’s been a busy two weeks with our nuptials in the Bahamas and being under the weather upon our return. Time to get back to business…

With another closet clean out complete, I have realized I instinctively gravitate towards wiggle dresses but really need to focus on more swing styles as they are way more practical for every day wear. With that in mind, it was a no-brainer to purchase the Milan Dress from Heartbreaker Haute available at JBR Clothing.

Available in sizes XS to 2X in a variety of colors & prints – MSRP $136USD

HBMilanIn my experience with Heartbreaker, their measurements are consistent with the size chart and opted to order a Medium (36-28-41). I found the Milan runs a bit generous in the Lake colorway; size down if you prefer a snug fit. The Milan is made from 100% Polyester and truly feels like silk on your skin. Hands down, it is the most glorious fabric and the full swing skirt flows beautifully. The design features a knife pleat in center back and matching belt to cinch your waist. The wide straps are perfect to conceal your favorite bra and modest criss cross front is perfect for all bust sizes. Due to having a short torso, my seamstress had to raise the shoulders considerably to achieve a proper fit.

HBMilan4The Milan is a timeless design and ideal for every occasion. Now available in a multitude of colorways and prints; I can see myself owning more than just one. At 5ft 4 inches, the length falls a couple inches below the knee and I don’t feel the need to hem it any shorter. The silkiness of the skirt will just make you want to twirl over and over…did I mention it’s heavenly?

HBMilan3Perfect for the office or an afternoon gathering, the options are endless. Pair the Milan with your sexiest heels and vintage pearls to complete the ensemble. Shapewear is not required with the comfortable relaxed fit; ideal for those days where you find yourself short on time.

HBMilan2The Milan is not only elegant but delightful in every way. Mission accomplished with the addition of this fabulous swing dress to my collection. Heartbreaker has added several new colors and prints with the 2013 Spring Collection; the Celery Sateen is exquisite.

5 thoughts on “Get Back in the Swing of Things

  1. I have this in grey and the Monte carlo in lake. The milan is a bit bigger than usual sizing – I am an L but the monte carlo in L is just huge on me. I thought it just must have been mis labelled but maybe these styles are just a bit bigger. Will be interested in waht Heartbreaker comes back with. The lake colour is just DEVINE!

  2. Beautiful, Jessica! I have been eyeing the Milan or Monte Carlo in Lake for a while now – I find the Milan is much more generously-cut (I have a newer one, the Carla floral) than the MC, but it is such a fabulous dress, I want it in every version available. Looks smashing on you!!

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