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With all the ongoing and upcoming festivities – Christmas, New Year, Lunar New Year, what have you – odds are your calendar is filled with a ton of appointments, and we won’t be surprised if some of them include lunch and dinner buffets. 

Speaking of buffets, you’ll want to wear something more comfortable – with all the stretching, queueing and occasional snatching, wearing a bodycon dress or tight shirt will make your celebration a sad and arduous affair.

The following free-flowing options, however, will not hinder your quest in sampling all corners of the buffet table.


Off the shoulder tunic, $49.90 by Zara

This off-shoulder option is brilliant for those who want to flaunt their beautiful décolletage without looking tacky. Plus, its oversized structure wouldn’t cling to your body, so nobody can tell how much you’ve eaten or how full you are. 

Oversized dress, $19.90 by Zara

When browsing the platters at the buffet table, you’ll want to avoid stiff and tight clothing because they’ll make reaching out for that extra piece of braised chicken extra taxing. The solution: A loose and comfortable dress that will ensure your limbs can move freely and quickly. 

Printed velvet dress, $49.90 by Zara

For an intimate dinner date, you’ll want to look like you’ve put in some effort to dress up for your partner. This black velvet dress emblazoned with an understated floral print flaunts both the girly and seductive sides of your personality.

Crepe tunic, $39.90 by Zara

Look at it – it’s black (the colour that never goes out of style which also lends the illusion of a slimmer figure to boot) and it’s oversized (read: comfortable). What are you waiting for? Make this your wardrobe staple now. 


Kate voile kaftan, $215 by VIX at Net a porter

Unlike super tight dresses, this flowing kaftan will not betray your body or pull others’ attention to the body parts that you may be self-conscious about. We love the plunging neckline, which gives people the illusion of a longer neck; feel free to pair it with a long tassel necklace and you’re ready for a night out.

Flannel shirt, $93.64 by Cheap Monday at She Shop

This flannel shirt is conveniently designed with split hems for, you know, when you’re feeling a bit tight at the tummy area. Pair it with a pair of black jeans to complete the weekend look. 

Milano ribbed V neck dress, $49.90 by Uniqlo

So what if you’ve eaten too much? This dress will keep it a secret for you. Pair it with heels if you’re going to a high-end restaurant; for something more casual, a pair of sneakers is your go-to.

Viscose jersey flare sleeveless dress, $19.90 by Uniqlo

For a sporty look, pair this jersey dress with your running tights and shoes. We’re not suggesting you go for a post-buffet workout but if you want to, we’re not stopping you either.

Embroidered cotton mini dress, $393 by Sensi Studio at Net a porter

This colourful mini dress adds a playful touch to your look. It also says, “I just got back from a beach holiday and I’m still in a vacation mood.”

Oversized open collar long sleeve shirt, $29.90 by Uniqlo

Count on this easy, breezy shirt to bring you from workdays to weekends. For a formal look, try tucking it in and matching it with a pencil skirt. When the occasion calls for a casual outfit, go for a pleated skirt to complete the #IWokeUpLikeThis look.

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