Fashion Shape-shifters: 10 super chic shift dresses to rock a work day
Dresses are a no-brainer on days you simply don’t have the time and mood to piece together an #OOTD. Enter shift dresses, which take fuss-free to a whole new level with their straight cut and loose fit, so you don’t have to restrict your movements or worry about that “food baby”. Shift dresses are a safe option, but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring – look out for interesting details and spice things up with accessories. Here are 10 super chic dresses you can’t miss.
Embellished crepe mini dress, $1,542 from Moschino via Net-a-Porter
This translation of the little black dress with playful embellishments is fun yet not over-the-top, so you won’t garner a raised eyebrow from your boss. Keep things simple by going with black heels, and you pretty much don’t have to worry about accessorising.
Ruffle-trimmed striped cotton mini dress, $237 from Chinti and Parker via Net-a-Porter
This dress is perfect if you want to inject some colour into your outfit without looking too in-your-face. We love the ruffles along the short sleeves, which provide some contrast to the uniformity of the stripes.
Striped cotton-seersucker mini dress, $273 from CLU via Net-a-Porter
Wearing this number will be a breeze, quite literally, because it’s made of lightweight cotton. If you’re worried about shift dresses looking shapeless, this one comes with pockets that resemble a bow, giving a much welcome illusion of definition.
Hurrah, this sparkly dress easily brings you from the office to the bar. Throw on a jacket to look formal with a touch of glam for work, then rock the dress on its own during happy hour – you can put on a statement necklace or earrings to further spice things up.
Ruffle-trimmed printed satin-twill dress, $2,431 from Emilio Pucci via Net-a-Porter
This satin-twill dress is a super way easy way to liven up your work wardrobe with a touch of spring, and together with the luxe material, you’ll feel cheery and ready to conquer the day. Pair it with red heels for an interesting contrast and you’re all set.
Choker dress with gathered sleeves, $69.90 from Zara
What’s not to love about this dress? The V-neck is always a plus because it elongates the upper body, and with the choker detail, you can consider your accessories sorted. Also, just look at the gathered sleeves, which add a slightly “camper” laidback vibe.
You can never go wrong with dainty polka dots, and we’re really digging the sweet frilled neckline, which you can flaunt by pulling your hair back. The elasticised cuffs instantly make you look put together as well. This is definitely a dress we’d wear over and over again.
If V-necks aren’t your thing, you can always count on a good old collar. With a fuss-free piece like this, you don’t even have to bother layering a collared shirt beneath your dress (and suffer in Singapore’s humid weather). Go with turquoise loafers for a cool pop of colour.
This straight cut knit dress with short frilled sleeves is a staple if you want a very understated yet chic look. Let the sleeves do the talking, and add a pair of simple hoop earrings for a minimal feel. To seal the deal, bring in some structure with a grey boxy handbag.