1. Dress, $59.90, from Zara
If you love to munch on New Year goodies, this dress will definitely be a lifesaver — its A-line flowy silhouette will conceal your satisfied belly. Wear yours with a pair of flat sandals and some statement pearl earrings.
2. Dress, $190, from COS
Fashioned with a pleated, fuller bottom, this cotton number by COS is a must have for all minimalists. Its sleek ecru shade will look best when matched with a pair of black elegant sandals and a timeless purse.
3. Dress, $3,356, from Emilio Pucci at NET-A-PORTER
Paying homage to the founder’s legacy, this dress is all about the glamour of Acapulco in the ’60s — which is a city that the late Emilio Pucci would frequent during his vacations. Fashioned in a bright yellow hue, this number will complement girls with sun-kissed skin. Don’t forget to tie its paisley printed ribbon to accentuate your waistline.
4. Dress, $94.95, from H&M
For those who are rebels at heart, get ready for the festive season in this cerulean blue piece, which will stand out when you wear it with a pair of neutral coloured soles. Finish your ensemble by accessorising with a dainty crystal necklace that adds a subtle glint to your neckline.
5. Dress, $84.95, from H&M
The unlined viscose material and adjustable spaghetti shoulder straps will keep you cool when you’re busy hopping to and from houses. At work, tone down the brilliant shade by wearing a navy blue blazer over it.
6. Dress, $34, from Pomelo
Who doesn’t love a pretty floral dress for the CNY celebrations! It’s a great way to stay cool in the heat, and the florals also help to dress you up a little so your outfit doesn’t look so plain. And when you’re headed back to work, just slip this on underneath a beige linen blazer and you’re the definition of LA-style chic.
7. Dress, $1,972, from Proenza Schouler at NET-A-PORTER
A lacy red number will definitely be appropriate for Chinese New Year, but this piece’s conservative sleeves and high neckline make this good for work as well. Feminine and flirty, dress it up with a pair of statement sneakers during house visits, and a pair of comfortable flats for work.
8. Dress, $2,797, from REDValentino
Sporting an array of intricate floral embroidery and a ruffled tulle hem, this midi dress exudes a contemporary version of romanticism. Wear it with a pair of mid-heel sandals during house visits. Dress it up with a blazer when it comes to the office.
9. Dress, $96.90, from Topshop
This deep jewel green dress comes with translucent sleeves that will allow you to play peek-a-boo with your arms. Pair this sexy piece with a stylish belt bag and some loafers for an androgynous approach. Wear a tube top underneath it while at work.
10. Dress, $,1307, from Ulla Johnson at NET-A-PORTER
Drawing inspiration from the abstract artworks by Swedish artist Hilma af Klint, this ruffled dress is bold, fun and daring. The minute Primrose prints add a dose of ’70s bohemian twist to it, which will definitely be a show-stopper when worn with a pair of cowboy boots and a simple gold necklace while house visiting. At work, tame this bold piece down with a pair of monochromatic mid-heel shoes.