8 Flowy Dresses for Chinese New Year That You Can Recycle For Work

by Sean Tham
LIFESTYLE  |  January 20, 2019
  • Flowy dresses suitable for Chinese New Year and work
    1 / 9 Flowy dresses suitable for Chinese New Year and work

    It has been said that wearing new clothes for Chinese New Year symbolises a fresh start to the New Year. However, while we’d love to buy anything and everything we want, it also makes sense to buy outfits with re-wear value. In other words, we have to consider other factors like functionality and versatility when we’re shopping for a new ensemble.

    Here’s what we suggest: Flowy dresses that are both festive-friendly and work appropriate. Comfortable and stylish, shop our top picks to get your money’s worth.

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    (Also read: 10 Gorgeous Asymmetrical Dresses That Are Office-Friendly)

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  • Jacquard weave dress by H&M, $84.95
    2 / 9 Jacquard weave dress by H&M, $84.95

    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.

    (Also read: 15 Mini Dresses Perfect For Chill Weekend Brunches)

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  • Draped cotton blend dress by COS, $190
    3 / 9 Draped cotton blend dress by COS, $190

    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.

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  • Shirt dress by Zara, $89.90
    4 / 9 Shirt dress by Zara, $89.90

    Featuring a pleated bottom and a collared button-up shirt on its upper, this burgundy Zara dress elicits preppy chic vibes. Go full on bookworm by wearing it with a pair of white thigh high socks and some black Mary Jane flats. Carry a newspaper clutch for that touch of geeky sass.

    (Also read: These Gorgeous Backless Dresses Are Perfect For Singapore’s Hot Weather)

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  • Lace panel dress by Mango, $129
    5 / 9 Lace panel dress by Mango, $129

    Lace may be tacky, but they’ve been refreshed on this Mango satin dress. Featuring an asymmetrical hem and long-sleeve cuffs, rock this piece with a simple pair of timeless crystal earrings.

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  • Lace skater dress by Topshop, $96.90
    6 / 9 Lace skater dress by Topshop, $96.90

    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.

    (Also read: These Blazer Dresses Will Turn You From Shabby to Sharp)

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  • Striped midi dress by Bershka, $69.90
    7 / 9 Striped midi dress by Bershka, $69.90

    If a vermilion red number is too intimidating for you, opt for this striped midi dress instead. It features subtle hints of red that blends with the shades of browns, whites and blacks — a good start for those who wish to ring in the New Year with the lucky colour without looking too ostentatious.

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  • Patterned wrap dress by H&M, $94.95
    8 / 9 Patterned wrap dress by H&M, $94.95

    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.

    (Also read: 13 Dresses Under $50 That Are Perfect For The Hot Weather in Singapore)

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  • Contrast chain printed dress by Zara, $59.90
    9 / 9 Contrast chain printed dress by Zara, $59.90

    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.

    (Also read: 10 Weekend Dresses You Can Easily Turn Into Office-Friendly Outfits)

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