We know that “OL” (office lady) struggle to get dressed every morning, when the what-to-wear problem just persists, even though you have a wardrobe full of clothes.

Keep your morning ritual simple by picking out a different dress for every day of the week. We share 5 basic dress styles you can keep wearing and re-wearing. Instead of the usual high street stores, do check out the dresses from emerging fashion labels and local designer brands like Raoul.

Worry less about showing up in the same frock as your cubicle mate; with these dresses, you’ll be far less likely at becoming accidental twinsies with your colleagues.

Start your week with a fail-safe LBD and a statement necklace to match. Our pick features a cute peplum detail at the waist, from Singapore label Youyou.
Youyou polyester-blend peplum dress, $159 from Egg3 Orchard Central; Aldo ribbon and metal necklace, $35; Aldo patent heels, $159
Dress up for that business meeting in a crisp shirt dress that accentuates your curves without being too form-fitting either. Another bonus? The monochrome print easily masks creases too. Then add some arm candy by piling on your matching accessories; you’re now so selfie-ready for your dinner date!
Arc cotton shirt dress, $300; Kate Spade Saturday Deerdot satchel, $500; Apple iPhone 6, from $988; Swarovski Stardust bracelets, from $130 each; Swarovski silver pave crystal cuff, $255; Thomas Sabo ceramic watch, $560; shoes, model’s own
This timeless chevron stripe print is chic and never boring. Add a dash of collegiate chic with these platform boots and crossbody bag. Throw on a matching blazer to keep the look work-appropriate.

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Still polyester dress, $179 and cotton-nylon blend blazer, $219, both from The Reckless Shop; A.P.C. calf leather crossbody bag, $835, Front Row; Aldo platform boot, $189; Swarovski crystal with stainless steel and calfskin leather watch, $860
Local label In Good Company lets us in on a tip: Keep an eye out for crepe dresses, as the fabric is less prone to wrinkling. Which spells good news since it means there’s less ironing to do. Give it a sporty luxe feel by pairing it with this silk sweatshirt and a sporty wrist watch.

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Raoul ribbed silk sweatshirt, price unavailable; In Good Company crepe midi dress, $239; Aldo wood and leather platform shoe, $149; Kate Spade Saturday Inside-out Pocket leather tote, $380; Apple iPhone 6, from $988; Cogito Pop Bluetooth-enabled watch, $179
A loose-fit linen dress is a must-have, whichever day of the week. This breathable fabric won’t cling to your skin on those hot days, so it’s perfect for our weather. Give more “wear” to your dress by layering it indoors with a cute print top. The cream hue makes it so easy to match too.

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Whole9yards linen-silk panel dress, $289; Aldo iPad faux leather clutch, $79; Raoul tiered print blouse, price unavailable; Kate Spade New York gold pumps, price unavailable; Carrie K gold razor cuff, $698, Carrie K gold-plated nut and bolt leather bracelet, $198 and Hypergrand watch, $160, all from Keepers

Hair and makeup: Benedict Choo (9682 9590); styling: Hong Xinying and Shi Tianyun; Art direction: Michelle Tham; photography: Vernon Wong; model: Mandi C. (Basic Models)
Aldo patent heels, $159; Aldo wood and leather platform shoes, $149; Aldo platform boots, $189; A.P.C. calf leather crossbody bag, $835 and A.W.O.L. drop peplum dress, $600, both from Front Row; Kate Spade New York gold pumps, price not available; Kate Spade Saturday Deerdot satchel, $500; Desti Saint leather clutch, $245, Keepers

Aldo store locations in Singapore can be found here.

Apple iPhone 6 is stocked online and at all authorised retailers and service providers.

Arc is stocked at What Women Want, #02-22, Mandarin Gallery, My-thology, 88 Club St and Threadbare & Squirrel, 660 North Bridge Road and at the Arc showroom,8 Emerald Hill Road.

Cogito Pop is stocked at Raffles City Shopping Centre, #B1-42B and Westgate Mall, #01-K2.

Egg3 stores are located at 33 Erskine Road, #01-10/11/12, 112 Katong, #02-35 and Orchard Central, #04-07.

Front Row is located at Raffles Hotel Arcade, #02-09.

In Good Company is stocked at Tangs Orchard Level 2, Kapok @ National Design Centre and online at www.ingoodcompany.asia.

Kate Spade stores are located at Takashimaya Department Store Level 1, ION Orchard, #03-27 and Raffles City Shopping Centre, #01-23/24. The featured shoes are from the Kate Spade Holiday 2014 collection, to be expected in stores from November 2014.

Kate Spade Saturday stores in Singapore are located at Takashimaya Shopping Centre, #B1-27/28/29, ION Orchard, #B1-27 and Westgate, #01-27/28.

Keepers pop-up store is located at Orchard Green, between the junction of Cairnhill Rd and Orchard Rd, from now ‘til February 15, 2015.

Raoul stores are located at Paragon, #02-49 and The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, #B2-17. The featured items are from Raoul Cruise 2014/15 collection, to be expected in stores from November 2014.

Swarovski store locations can be found online here.

The Reckless Shop is located at Orchard Central, #02-08/09.

Thomas Sabo stores are located at Raffles City Shopping Centre, #01-31, Takashimaya Department Store, Level 1, Parkway Parade, #01-K2 and ION Orchard, #B1-26.

Whole9yards is stocked online and at Robinsons Orchard Level 3, Takashimaya Department Store Level 3 as well as its stores at Wisma Atria, #01-05 and Orchard Gateway, #02-06.