Monday 12 December 2011

One Twenty2Seven dress, 6 different looks

Twenty2Seven is one of my favourite Singaporean labels. Despite their latest collection being mostly in black and white, the dresses are so versatile and fun that even a colour-crazy person like me could not resist the appeal!

But is it adaptable to my style? To find out, I asked Twenty2Seven designer Zee Tan, to loan me a dress from the collection for the weekend and see if I can wear it for several different occasions.

The dress I picked is the Edie Mod Frock. What I loved about this dress is the flattering cut, with soft draping detail on the waist and criss-cross neck that makes it more fun than a normal shift. 

The Edie Mod Frock from Twenty2Seven label ticked
all my boxes, read on to see how I styled it...

The material is also great for Singapore weather. It’s made from jersey which is not too thin (that is cheap looking), but also not too thick to be uncomfortable. It is also softly lined in the back which makes it comfortable to wear without worrying about your wobbly bits. And of course the pattern was interesting too if, at first look, seemed a challenge to team with many things.

I took the challenge on and to my surprise this dress was more versatile than I initially thought! Taking it from day to night, work to party, it turned out to be all I needed for a weekend – in addition to my existing accessories and shoes of course.

So, here are the looks I created for the weekend using this one dress. And if you think wearing the same dress again and again is not cool or stylish, look no further than the Duchess of Cambridge herself (aka Kate Middleton) and take a leaf out of her book.

Look 1: Friday work meeting

Who said Friday had to be casual at the office? Teaming this dress with a bright red jacket, black peeptoe heels and a roomy handbag makes a perfect outfit for work meetings. The classic cut of the jacket along with the work-favoured shift style-cut of the dress make this look both stylish and appropriate for the office.

Look 2: After work Happy Hour (and party) with friends

By swapping the black shoes for these bright mustard gladiator sandals, and the black tote for a more fun and colourful clutch, the look is instantly transformed to make you stand out amongst the LBD-clad Friday night party-goers.

Look 3: Saturday glamorous brunch

By adding my mom’s vintage mesh clutch and accessories – and my favourite pair of golden pointed-toe pumps – the dress now looks more glamorous and perfect for those weekend brunches at somewhere chic like Emerald Hill or Marina Bay Sands.

Look 4: Girl’s fun night out on town

When you’re out to gossip and dance with the girls, you don’t want to take yourself too seriously. So adding an exaggerated hair accessory (like this bow hairband) and a pair of equally cute heels will be just perfect. Complete the look with bright red lippy and some much-needed sense of humour!!

Look 5: Sunday at the market

Thought this dress is too dressy for bargain hunting? Team it with faded denim jacket, some funky and chunky accessories – and of course a pair of walking-friendly Converse – and off you go!

In this case, the geometric and slightly tribal feel of this dress make it cool to play around with colours. You just need to be daring and in the mood for fun to transform this simple frock into something really unique and individual. The trick is to treat it like it was a simple black dress and not be dictated by its pattern.

Look 6: Dinner and evening at the theatre with my hubby

This is the most toned down of all the looks and the reason is you don’t want to stand out too much on a nice dinner or in the theatre. So strip the look down to the basics and team this dress with grown-up accessories, a dressier black bolero/jacket, and some red heels which will be the only hint of colour to lift the outfit.

Twenty2Seven Edie Mod Frock comes in S/M/L sizes and costs S$119 (or S$89 if you grab it from the pop up shop at Parco before 26 December!)

It is available at Parco Marina Bay, Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard.