Reviews

Arana swing dress│Stop Staring!

It’s always a dream to try a new Stop Staring dress, and the Arana swing dress featured in today’s post is no exception! Read on to find out why it’s my new favourite dress!

If you’re looking for the most perfect all-purpose dress, look no further than the Arana! The sweet pink and yellow floral brightens it up for a weekend brunch, you can add a cardigan on a cooler day or to keep it office-appropriate, but also the black background and quality tailoring make it an excellent evening dress as well! The Arana features a pleated crossover sweetheart neckline, with delicate triple-spaghetti straps for an elegant take on the classic summer dress. The bodice is fitted before flowing out into a gather full skirt which falls a little below the knee. I am so in love with this dress that I am planning to wear it with cardigans for the next few months as I can’t bear to put it away until summer!

Stop Staring sizing ranges from XS – 2XL, and this beauty is still available in most sizes. I am wearing my usual Stop Staring size XS in the Arana, with the fit being excellent and so comfortable. As the Arana is made from a light stretch cotton fabric it is a slightly different texture to other Stop Staring styles and does not have as much stretch as their millennium fabric, however I did not experience any issues with the fit because of this and still found it comparable to previous styles I’ve tried. The fabric is also a reasonable weight, so although it is breathable for warm weather I found it also holds shape really well and so it could be worn without a petticoat if desired.

You can purchase the Arana swing dress via the Stop Staring website (or their stockists) for $185USD/$250NZD, with free postage in the US and international shipping available. Currently you’ll receive 15% off your order with the code ‘JULY15’ if you purchase before the 25th of this month. And if you’re a real fan of the Arana style it’s also available in a new red and white gingham print which is too sweet!

Full outfit details:

Arana swing dress – c/o Stop Staring!

Necklace – vintage

Cardigan – Review

Belt – thrifted

Bag – Lola Von Rose

Heels – Chase and Chloe

A huge thank you to Jasmin and the team at Stop Staring for this collaboration, and thank you to @cmjsnz for taking these pictures at the Auckland War Memorial Museum. See my most recent Stop Staring post on the Uma dress here, and I have another one coming very soon!

Miss Hero Holliday

xo

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