From The Straits Times    |

Whatever your style and budget, we have the dress for you! © Wonyeop & Hyerim/TongRo Images/Corbis

There’s nothing easier to wear on a weekend than an easy dress. Whether you are on a budget or the sky’s the limit, we have a fun weekend option for every girl’s style. Yes, from the girl with classic style to the sex kitten and everyone else in between, we’ve picked not only pieces that are a steal but also some investment dresses for a special splurge.

Splurge: Suno side-pleated woven dress, $1,660, from Club 21b
Steal: Dress, $99.90, from H&M
Stripes and polka dots will never go out of style. I love this Suno striped dress that’s been slightly tricked out with a subtle pleat detail. If you are looking for a classic one-piece that’s friendly on your pocket, why not go for this polka dot dress from H&M? Both have evergreen A-line skirts that we can totally imagine Audrey Hepburn wearing.

Club 21b is at #01-07/08/09 Forum The Shopping Mall
For a list of H&M locations, go to

Splurge: Aaliyah Countess tunic dress, $289, from Whole9yards
Steal: T-Shirt dress in scuba botanical floral print, $86.64, from ASOS 
Florals are such a weekend print, don’t you agree? The pattern-loving won’t be able to resist the graphic flower print on the Whole9yards shift. For the same easy breezy effect with an impact, I reckon this botanical-print T-shirt dress fits the bill too and it is less than $100!

Whole9yards is available at and at #02-06 Orchard Gateway, #01-05 Wisma Atria and Robinsons Orchard Level 3.

Splurge: Runway mini v-neck slip tunic dress, $490, from DKNY (seen here layered with the Pleated midi skirt, $390, from DKNY)
Steal: Pleated PU skater dress, $116, from Topshop 
Forget the body-con pieces, do sexy this weekend with a faux leather look that’s bound to sizzle. Be it in this splurge from DKNY or steal from Topshop, you won’t be able to stop the guys from following you.

DKNY is at #03-02 Ion Orchard; #02-43 Paragon; Level 2 Isetan Orchard; Level 2 Takashimaya Department Store

Splurge: Brynn dress, $499, from Club Monaco
Steal: Dress, $99, from Miss Selfridge
Floaty, romantic dresses are very boho-chic. If you are heading to an outdoor music festival this weekend, stay cool in a paisley maxi slip dress like this one from Club Monaco. Going on a picnic instead? I would wear this Miss Selfridge tea dress and flowers in my hair.

For a list of Club Monaco stores, go to
For a list of Miss Selfridge stores, go to

Splurge: Raoul Aria bell sleeve dress, $600, from Sheshops
Steal: Zalora laser-cut shift dress, $49.90, from Zalora 
If Studio 54 still exists, I reckon you would be dancing up a storm on the disco floor in this laser-cut shift dress from Zalora with its Sixties vibe. If you are feeling indulgent, a Raoul dress in a mismatched graphic print is groovy, baby!