The best white dresses to keep yourself cool during this year's National Day parade
When red's too loud but you still want to be proud of your country
We know that red is practically everyone’s ideal choice of colour on National Day. You may have the instant desire to splurge on a crimson dress or a vermillion shirt just for Aug 9. But before you do so, here are some queries up for consideration: Is it practical? Will you wear that red number to work, or on the weekends for a quick brunch fix? Our money’s on both.
Our suggestion? Opt for white dresses as they are versatile enough to see you through the nation’s birthday and beyond. Plus, you’ll definitely want to wear them over and over again. Here are coolest picks that are great for Singapore’s weather as well.
What we love about this dress is that it can be both serious and casual at the same time. To achieve the former, wear it with the belt. Loose that waist accessory if you’d want to rock it on the weekends.
Sometimes, having a dress that’s easy and casual is the best as you can achieve different looks through styling. This Mango dress is the perfect epitome for our description, simply because you can dress it up with a pair of strappy sandals, or down with a pair of sneakers.
4. Reformation linen midi dress, US$266.77 (about S$368.81), from Net-a-Porter
Apart from cotton, linen dresses can keep you cool and comfortable throughout the day. However, that’s not the actual reason as to why we chose this number from Reformation; we selected it because it flaunts one of the sexiest parts of your body, aka the collarbone. Accessorise it with gold necklaces.
5. Self Portrait taffeta dress with puffed shoulders, US$ (about S$), from Matchesfashion
This isn’t just a typical, basic off-shoulder dress. Its asymmetrical take on the cold shoulder detail gives this number a contemporary and off-kilter edge. Juxtapose it even further by wearing it with a pair of combat boots.
There’s nothing fancy about a t-shirt dress. However, if you put on a pair of dainty ear studs, cinch your waist with a thick leather belt and put on a pair of gorgeous heels, it becomes fancy. Oh, and don’t forget about the trendy oversized clutch.
7. Staud two-tone shirt dress, S$562, from Farfetch
If we can compare this dress to an empowered woman, it’ll be Tilda Swinton. It’s sophisticated yet casually fun all at the same time. Wear it with a pair of white strappy heels for a bit of that spunk.
Broderie anglaise is a perfect way to showcase your feminine side whilst emulating that edginess of a French girl. Complete the je ne sais quoi look with a straw tote, a boater and a pair of thong sandals.