SWAK is very well-known for their Eternity Convertible Dress, which comes in both short and long versions as well as a ton of different colours. There are at least 14 ways to wear this dress, including some that turn it into a tunic and even a skirt. I’m wearing the short navy version in all of these photos. The items are sort of a one size fits most option in that the one size covers women who wear a size 1X-3X and the second size covers women who wear a size 4X-6X. The short version is currently available in black, navy, coral and olive. While, the maxi version is available in black, white, and blue. There is also a multi-print version that you should click through to see and finally the duo maxi in coral and navy.
When your dress arrives, in it’s neatly folded package you will see there is a postcard linking you to a video filled with instructions on how to wear the dress. It is a bit intimidating at first, but you have absolutely nothing to worry about. The instructions are pretty clear once you see them and then it becomes a ton of fun to play around with all the different versions of this dress. I’m not sure I actually nailed any of the designs on the website perfectly but it didn’t matter because I still loved the end results of each style of tried. I think the skirt and the tunic options actually ended up being my favourites, which seems kind of ironic.
I will never again worry about having the perfect dress for a summer event because I now have it and it will never look the same way twice. I love how easy it is to take the same dress from strapless for a sexy night out, all the way to short-sleeves and perfect for work. I want to suggest that this dress could actually be perfect for bridesmaids, and not have them hating you afterwards because this is not only affordable but totally suitable for wearing again. Each member of the wedding party could wear theirs styled for their own personality, or keep it consistent and then when they change it up for their next event, no one will be the wiser as it is always a new look. If I had my own wedding to do over again, I would certainly consider this option. For more on my relationships and the full story there, head to my blog post called Relationship Reflections, I hope you enjoy it.
As I mentioned above, I’m not sure I actually perfected any of the designs from the instructional videos, well, maybe the skirt looks like it should. But otherwise, I was attempting the Athena Wrap, which you can see here is the one-shoulder strap. I also tried to get the Ava Wrap dress, which is the strapless version you see here, well sort of. It was my first attempt and while this is very cute, it is not at all what I was supposed to do, I’m sure of that. I don’t currently have a perfect fitting strapless bra, but as a 36DD, on the small end of most large cup size lingerie lines, I can still sometimes go without a bra, so I did. It is true that it is quite a supportive dress and because you tie it as tight as you want, it tends to stay in place. Then I put my bra back on and tried for the Kristie Tunic, which I think is super cute. I want to try the Maya Wrap and the Stella Wrap next and promise to post more pictures when I do.
SWAK Designs, which stands for Sealed With A Kiss, is my new favourite plus size brand. I’m not sure how I’ve gone this long without trying them I blame living in Canada and always being the last to know about amazing brands based out of the United States. Their prices are super reasonable and they offer free shipping over $99 to almost all locations, see their website shipping FAQ for the specific details but chances are great that you qualify for free shipping. Once you start shopping with them, you can earn points for free items based on how much you spend as well as based on the number of friends you refer, so make sure to sign up for their refer-a-friend program. Plus, when you sign up, you will get 25% off your next purchase instantly, no need to wait for an e-mail that comes long after you’ve stocked your cart.
The first thing I love about SWAK Designs is their company name and how it correlates with the fact that I almost always sign my social media posts with the kiss-shaped lips emoji, kind of a cute coincidence. Second, their clothes are the definition of comfortable and cute. I love to look good and feel sexy but quite frankly, if it isn’t the most comfortable thing I’ve ever worn, it likely won’t last the whole day. I rarely get changed after work because what I wore all day could probably also suffice as lounge or sleepwear. That’s just my style. SWAK is perfect for me because they feature a ton of soft flowing fabrics and items with extremely easy to wear cuts. It has been a long time since I have worn such femme but somehow still casual outfits and I’m in love with them.
SWAK is based out of LA and most of their items are actually made in the USA, including this dress, which makes me feel even better about wearing it. They’ve been producing trendy, affordable, plus size fashions since 2008 and part of what makes them so amazing is that the brand’s clothing is all designed by plus size women who also wear the clothes they make. They carry sizes 14-36 which also makes them one of the more inclusive plus size brands out there as so many stop at size 24-26 which leaves out a huge portion of the plus size community. SWAK is doing a great job at being inclusive in their size range and I also appreciate that they are using models with a variety of different skin tones.
If you haven’t already been over to my previous blog post for SWAK Designs, I highly recommend it as I have reviews for four more items over there. There are lots
of photos of the Fergie Tank in black, the California Maxi in grey, the Roxie Skirt in black and the Amber Shrug in grey. These two blog posts feature my first outdoor blog photos and I cannot tell you how happy it makes me to have warm enough weather to do so.