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Last Friday (6 March) was recognised as National Dress Day. Founded by designer Ashley Lauren, the day was created as a way to relive good memories spent in dresses, from your prom, wedding, friends wedding, favourite date or your favourite dress in the summer you graduated. There are so many fun memories that took place while we wore a dress and there is every reason we should be reminded by them.
When you next make an achievement will you be wearing a dress? For your next job interview, your next birthday party, your friend’s wedding - if you know you will be but can’t recall having a dress you love wearing in your wardrobe, then right now is the time to buy a new one!
We’ve gathered our favourite dresses for to help you find what you’ll wear when you next create fond memories.
“Dresses aren’t going to change the world, the women who wear them will.” - Anne Klein
THEN S$89.90 NOW S$45.90
The warm, comforting yellow Layla dress designed by Seoul In Love is a wonderful summer dress that is photoshoot ready. Casual, classy yet comfortable and flowy, this dress is worn well in local weather and is easy to pair with other shoes and accessories. This style has flared up in popularity due to the latest trends in Korea and Hong Kong magazines.
THEN S$169.95 NOW S$129.95
The double-breasted dress and striped print flared dress present a formal and well put together look. The fine details come down to the notched labels and belted waist to the even smaller asymmetrical hem. The stripes and flare provide structure in parts and flow in other areas, emphasising the shape of your dress and the individual wearing it.
THEN S$39.90 NOW S$25.90
The solid tone, paired with the straight edges in the neckline and thick shoulder straps, gives the flared dress somewhat of a modern spin and clean appearance. For shape, there is a self-tie fastening at the waist which adds character in the dress, providing a bolder flared look to the bottom half.
THEN S$17.90 NOW S$13.70
For less than 14 Singaporean dollars, you can pick up the minimalistic slip dress in black. Traditional, in style and flow by nature, Zalora’s core slip dress is a must-have in everyone’s wardrobe, especially at this price point. Depending on how tall you are, you can adjust the straps to a more suitable length.
THEN S$34.90 NOW S$24.90
Choose from three colours. This mini chiffon dress is scattered with floral patterns laid over a black, blue or yellow background. Adjustable in multiple ways with the self-tie fastening and adjustable shoulder straps, the dress allows you to get the perfect fit. The low neckline and mini dress make this perfect for warmer weather.
THEN S$39.90 NOW S$33.90
In a very Kate Middleton-esque kind of way, this pale pink, button-down dress suits those who love a royal look. With a V-neckline and fitting regularly, this dress will suit almost anybody, including you! The relaxing sleeves take the edge off the formal buttons, giving you the best of both worlds.
Giving you the pixie look, the Pomelo mini dress is an edgy and stylish dress with pizazz yet likeable features. The batwing sleeves scrunch up uniformly when the arms aren’t raised and they flow with any movement. The length reaches the upper thigh for a mini length and the back houses an invisible zipper.
THEN S$151.86 NOW S$75.93
The stunning tiger mist Lilianna dress is one of the most beautiful dresses in this collection. With a slit running down the left thigh and the low-cut neckline, the dress gives off the impression of an iconic Bond-girl dress. The floral pattern in rustic colours laid over a black background would capture every onlooker’s attention in your direction.
THEN S$97.52 NOW S$48.76
Taking a spin on dresses, the branded Fila Ophelia dress is a street twist of the classic dress. Made from a mid-weight jersey and featuring colour blocks of Fila’s brand, red, white and blue. The mini dress length reaches the upper thigh while the long sleeves are full length, however, suit a rolled-up look. The Ophelia style has a pullover style in the above-waist region.
THEN S$217.34 NOW S$65.20
Capulet’s Lera mini-dress comes in a Dixon plaid pattern, in an already western-styled fashion. The dress also features short shoulder length and a squared neckline. Running down the centre are seven hook-and-eye bodices, fastening the dress together in a comfortable manner. The sides of the dress feature two hip pockets laced into the seam.