Got brunch plans? Eat out in style in an affordable, stylish dress that will still look fabulous no matter how large your meal. Check out these maxi dresses, slip-on dresses, off-the-shoulder and more fashionable dresses
Ah, nothing like winding down after a week of hard work catching up with friends over cups of coffee or bottomless mimosas at a quaint outdoor patio. Making sure you get the memo (especially when dining with your fashionista friends), we’ve listed various types of mid-day dresses – from a maxi dress to an off-the-shoulder number – that are great for a casual weekend brunch with your girlfriends. And of course, great for an Instagram #OOTD too. So go on then, have your Cappuccino, eggs Benedict and avocado toast in style.
A Maxi Dress
Nothing brings versatility to the table more than a maxi dress. Whether it’s in a print or a solid colour, the maxi dress is one trend that refuses to die. Not only is it flattering on any body shape, but it gives you effortless glamour and comfort. The versatility of a maxi dress allows you to rock it at a weekend brunch with friends as well as a casual date with a hottie. Just don’t pair it with flip flops!
Our pick: Bimba Y Lola’s knotted dress in mustard or burgundy ($750) from its Party collection. Stand out from the crowd in this playful viscose long dress!
Bimba Y Lola, available at 6 locations, including ION Orchard, Marina Bay Sands and VivoCity.
A Slip Dress
Whether it’s on the runway, the streets or our Instagram feed, we’ve been seeing this trend a lot lately. Another versatile fashion piece, you can dress it down with a Henley shirt inside for a casual look (with a hint of the ‘90s, of course), or dress it up with a blazer outside for a chic-er look. Plus, you can never go wrong pairing slip dresses with sneakers, sandals or mules.
Our pick: Uniqlo’s crepe camisole long dress in classic black or brown ($49.90). Great for layering and totally hot weather-friendly!
Uniqlo, available at 24 locations, including the global flagship store at Orchard Central.
A Flared Dress
Go old-school with this classic ‘50s silhouette that’s an absolute must-have. This girly dress isn’t just great for weddings or tea parties; swap the jewel-embellished satin heels for ballet flats and you’ll be on your way to a top-notch café or restaurant with your girlfriends for a plate of delicious brunch specials and a cup of specialty tea. Pinkies up, ladies!
Our pick: Jonathan Liang’s floral flared dress ($609) from his spring/summer ‘17 collection. This pretty frock will have you stealing the spotlight in no time! Plus, enjoy 20% off when you shop this piece via Society-A.com.
Jonathan Liang, available at Society A, #03-14A, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Ngee Ann City, Singapore 238873, p. 6331 4848. Open 10am-9.30pm daily.
A Lace Dress
Romance is in the air! Look like an absolute stunner with a lace dress. From floor-grazing frocks to midi bodycon styles, a lace ensemble simply oozes feminine chic without trying too hard. Keep it simple with minimalist jewellery, classic pumps and a small clutch or handbag. Alternatively, you can go va-va-voom with a pair of statement earrings and bold makeup.
Our pick: H&M’s transparent lace dress with delicate floral embroidery ($139) from its Spring 2017 collection. Wear this beauty with dainty jewellery if you’re looking to spice up the romance.
H&M, available at multiple locations including 313@somerset and ION Orchard.
An Off-the-Shoulder Dress
Expose those collarbones and score instant style points with an off-the-shoulder dress. Flattering on all body shapes, this stylish go-to piece is perfect for a picnic date, a weekend brunch or simply running some errands while looking fab. Add an edgy spin with a chunky choker or statement earrings to make your top half feel less bare.
Our pick: Zara’s off-the-shoulder poplin dress ($49.90) will have you showing off some skin without revealing too much. Plus, its pleated sleeves are the perfect twist to the classic off-the-shoulder style.
Zara, multiple locations including ION Orchard and Vivocity.
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