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Beat The Scorching Heat In These Affordable Mini Dresses

What’s better than a mini dress to beat Singapore’s summer heat? An affordable mini dress.

Yes we know it’s fall, but boy is it still hot. As much as we love our wool coats and flannel blazers, Singapore’s tropical climate guarantees that the mini dress will always be a permanent staple in our closet. And this versatile piece is an essential, simply because it can change your look from fun to sophisticated to sexy, depending on how you style it.

In fact, here’s a tip on how you can merge both fall and summer season in one look: match a breezy mini dress with your trusted ankle booties and top it off with a beret. There — a perfect fall fashion combi that’s stylish and doesn’t compromise on comfort. Below are some mini dress options you can add to your wardrobe. Don’t fret, they are great for the girl on a budget, but do not lack in style.

 

Gingham mini dress by English Factory, S$109.45, via Shopbop
Stay stylish and cool in this gingham mini dress. Pair it with a pair of tan leather sandals for brunch. Jacquard ruffle mini dress by Topshop, S$106
Go classy with this fancy jacquard dress, and complete the look with a pair of strappy heeled sandals. Rainbow striped shirt dress by Madewell, S$96.60
Drop a hint to your man. Ask him to get a new shirt so that you can refashion it as a dress. Otherwise, get this piece as an alternative. Cotton embroidered long sleeve mini dress by Zara, S$99.90
When in doubt, an LBD can’t go wrong. But change it up with something that’s more fun and flirty, like this embroidered mini dress. Checkered babydoll dress with sleeves by The Fifth Label, S$120.39, via Shopbop
A checkered babydoll dress will always look great with a pair of black combat boots. Sleeveless linen dress with bow detail by Reformation, US$148 (S$197)
Nail the French girl style by pairing this linen dress with a straw bag and a pair of sandals. Mock viscose mini dress by MinkPink, S$135.44, via Shopbop
Not all brunch dates are held in fancy cafés. This dress will keep you cool if your date involves an outdoor picnic. Strappy cotton poplin mini dress by COS, US$99 (S$135)
This classy cotton dress in a nice coral hue is great for any occasion. Dress it up with a pair of ballerina flats or court heels, and round up the look with a leather clutch. Floral printed pleated mini dress by Zara, S$99.90
A flowy, floral-printed pleated dress can always be toughened up with a cabbie hat and a pair of heeled booties. Patterned viscose V-neck dress by H&M, S$34.95
If you’re really into your date, show your affection by going for something in red — the colour of love. Floral printed V-neck rayon dress by Faithfull the Brand, US$149 (S$199)
Look as sexy and stylish as the French girls in this casual yet chic floral printed mini dress. Cotton cami dress with sunflower embroidery by Madewell, S$128.80
A bouffant mini dress is always great as they are easy to wear and breezy enough to beat the heat. Pom pom backless mini dress by Peixoto, S$139.55, via Shopbop
Go full on feminine with this baby blue dress that sports cute details of ruffles and pom poms. Applique shift dress by Mango, S$89.90
A shift dress does not have to look boring. Just ask Mango — they did us proud with this bright lace number.