On the runway

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From left: Tibi, Victoria Beckham
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From left: Mugler, Akris

Instead of the customary red, go for orangey hues instead – the colour is still festive enough for Chinese New Year, but is a softer and easier shade to wear than a bold red. Just keep silhouettes loose or structured, like the Mugler and Akris runway looks above.

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From left: Mulberry, Nina Ricci

Sharp, tailored dresses like this red-hot Mulberry number still rank high on comfort, while Nina Ricci’s jumpsuit does sporty the fashion-forward way.

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From left: Salvatore Ferragamo, Sportmax

A structured pantsuit – like this polka-dotted Ferragamo look – can look incredibly chic with a belted waist, while a loose-fitting blouse and pants (as seen at Sportmax) makes a comfortable and breezy option.

 

On the street

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A peach-coloured maxi makes a suitable choice for casual family visits and more formal events.

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A no-frills dress in a bright red hue is the easiest choice to go with – all you need to do is switch up your footwear (white sneakers for day, black pumps for night).

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Take style cues from these streetstyle stars who’ve adapted pyjama dressing for day. On the left: A show-goer decked in what appears to be sleek satin separates. On the right: A midi dress which looks like it can double up as a robe.

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For more party-appropriate gear, a jumpsuit in bright, bold colours and with a clean-cut silhouette (like the girl on the right) will do the trick.

 

Images: Showbit.com

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