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What to wear to a wedding in Singapore besides predictable little black cocktail dresses

What to wear to a wedding in Singapore besides predictable little black cocktail dresses

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Text: Debby Kwong

Editor: Jolene Khor


It's not about stealing attention from the bride, it's about making an impression of your own

Weddings are bittersweet for everyone, not just the bridal party. While you're a supportive friend who's elated about the nuptials of your sister from another mister (or brother from another mother), dread comes in the form of a little black dress. The little black dress that you've been wearing to every wedding since you turned 27 and everyone suddenly decides they're one half of a whole. Limited budget aside — hair, nails and angbaos aren't chump change — there's comfort in the safety of knowing you're not going to upstage the leading lady.

Wedding dress codes themselves can be a head-splitting enigma. Black tie, white tie, semi-formal, cocktail, smart casual... what does it all mean? Think about how celebrities dress for the Oscars — timeless sophistication — that's how you do black tie. White tie is more uppity than black tie, so imagine you're attending the royal wedding. How Meghan Markle dresses at public events is ideal for semi-formal occasions, while cocktail opens the door wide. That is to say your outfit goes as far as your imagination allows. Further than say, a little black dress. The next time you get one of those invites, consider smashing the status quo. Whoever said embellishments, satin or ruffles aren't here to stay don't know the meaning of loyalty and should check their attitude at the door where no one is saying "I do" to forever. Weddings are about new beginnings after all. Dress to theme, will you?

1. OTT FRINGE EMBELLISHMENTS
Love is life. Life is a party. Need we say more?

 

 

2. SATIN SUITS
Replace a blouse for a bandeau to dial up the s.e.x.

 

 

3. UNROMANTIC RUFFLES
Pink and fluffy is good. Pink and fluffy is acquiescent. This is where ruffles go when you're anything but.

 

 

4. TWEED ANYTHING
Trend wise, they may last longer than your pal's union. Just saying.

 

 

5. EXAGGERATED SILHOUETTES
Go big in twos. Sleeves and earrings; collars and bracelets; hair and purse. Take your pick. Everything else should be pared back.

 

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