1. Dress, $59.90, from Love, Bonito
With a fitted bodice and pleated knee-length skirt, this piece simply exudes quiet elegance. It’s great for a garden wedding or an evening date. To make it more work appropriate, layer a blazer or jumper over it and finish with black strappy heels.
2. Khaite dress, $954, from NET-A-PORTER
We love the little black dress as much as the next girl, but a little white dress can really change things up, instantly making you look clean and polished. While LWDs are usually reserved for a striking summer party outfit or casual beach wear, this mini dress from Khaite gives it an upgrade with sophisticated balloon blouson sleeves. Go with a drop pendant to bring emphasis to your cleavage and pair with kitten heels for a weekend date.
3. Jason Wu dress, $689, from NET-A-PORTER
Jason Wu counts Michelle Obama and Kate Bosworth as fans of his creations, and it’s easy to see why. This soft lilac number exudes a relaxed and feminine air, while still making sure its wearer looks all put-together. Featuring a chest overlay atop a knife-pleated skirt, wear with silver jewellery and pumps for work to look sharp and chic.
4. Dress, $169, from Dorothy Perkins
With its white-and-black-trim design, this dress doesn’t make it hard for you to fall in love with it. Its clean and simple lines mean that you can wear this with pretty much anything, from a blazer to your favourite dancing shoes. Plus, the emphasis on the waistband means that you’ll look slimmer as well.
5. Dress, $89.90, from Mango
Sometimes, you just don’t want to think too hard about what to wear on the weekends, which is where this dress comes in handy. Dress it up with a stack of gold bangles or a pair of white sandals and your trusty denim jacket to bring you to brunch.
6. Dress, $89.90, from Zara
See-through lace and playful pleats in a feminine beige shade — yes please! We especially love how the piece highlights your back and chest, without being too over-the-top. Style it with gorgeous stud earrings and match with a pair of nude pumps for work, but make sure you throw a shawl around you just to be safe.
7. Dress, $116, from Topshop
The pleated detail of this abstract print dress gives a unique twist to the look, not to mention a hint of sensuality, thanks to its slightly translucent fabric. Give this girly piece a masculine edge by contrasting its feminine shape with military lace-up boots or spiked leather loafers.
8. Dress, $74, from Pomelo
On days when you woke up on the right side of the bed, wear a vibrant red number like this piece to show your love for life. Accentuate the v-neck plunge of this dress with a delicate gold necklace and finish with gold or orange heels for a monochromatic look.
9. Dress, $950, from MSGM
The brainchild of Italian designer Massimo Giorgetti, this vibrant shift dress exemplifies his love for colourful prints and a sporty yet feminine aesthetic. Put your hair in a messy bun, add hoop earrings and finish with a pair of white sneakers to attend a weekend brunch.
10. Dress, $80, from Missguided
Lounging poolside in a Bali resort? Attending a yacht party off Saint-Tropez? This cheery mandarin orange piece from Missguided is great on its own or when worn over a strappy bikini with espadrille sandals and a margarita in hand.
11. Dress, $94, from Lulus Westwind
Taupe crocheted floral lace trimmings are used to break up the monotony of this simple white pleated dress while lending an air of quiet elegance. Brilliant move, plus it helps create a waist-cinching illusion to cheat an hourglass shape. Match with nude pumps or white mules and slip on some gold bangles.