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The Throw-On-And-Go Dresses That Are Every Minimalist's Dream Outfit

Especially if you are feeling nostalgic for Phoebe Philo’s Celine.

Minimalist dresses are similar to the little black dress: they are timeless and elegant, feminine and sophisticated. Translation: you can’t go wrong with them. Made for those out-of-bed-and-out-the-door mornings or, a judiciously accessorised outfit worthy of #OOTD on Instagram, we’ve sussed out a range of basic yet stylish pieces to add to wardrobe.

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Maxi dress by Toteme, €352 (S$563)
A long-sleeved A-line maxi like this one stands by itself and requires very little else. Midi dress by Joseph, £325 (S$586)
Match this simple, scoop neck dress with a dainty necklace to showcase your decolletage. Edgy footwear gives your look more personality. Wrap shirt dress by Jacquemus, S$896, via Farfetch
Missed out on visiting Saint-Tropez this summer? This resort-ready cotton wrap dress is the next best thing. Pair it with a pair of yellow heels for a pop of colour. Chinese silk dress by Grana, S$235
A flowy silk dress is girly and can help keep the heat at bay. Sharpen your look with a blazer and court heels for work, or pair it with a denim jacket and sliders for a weekend brunch. Maxi dress by Stella McCartney, £1,450 (S$2,612), via Net-a-Porter
Featuring lace-up details on each shoulder, this dress exudes understated elegance. Wear a pair of gold drop earrings to add to the sophistication. Tuxedo dress by Dion Lee, AUD$890 (S$883)
Modest yet sleek and sharp, grab a tuxedo dress for a fuss-free and chic look that’s perfect for business meetings. Cotton dress by Everlane, US$22 (S$30)
Everyone needs a basic sleeveless dress you can quickly throw on for quick errand runs. This one makes the cut. Kaftan by H&M, S$119
Keep yourself cool in a soft, cotton kaftan. Pair it with a straw hat and a crossbody bag. Midi dress by Topshop, S$126
Dress this one up with mid-heel sandals if you’re going for brunch. Boxy midi dress by Zara, S$49.90
Pair this pinstriped midi dress with boots to level up, or dress it down with ballerina flats for maximum comfort. Jumper dress by COS, US$125 (S$171)
This comfy wool-knit jumper dress is perfect for chilly evenings. Play up its laid back flair by wearing it with a pair of leather loafers. Cashmere dress by Raey, US$417 (S$569), via Matchesfashion
Flying to somewhere cold this year-end? This soft cashmere dress with a high roll neck will keep you both stylish and warm. Shirt dress by Mango, S$129
Arm your wrists with a layer of simple silver bracelets that will look perfect with this shirt-dress that has cropped bell sleeves. Shirt dress by Arket, £59 (S$107)
Go for this updated version of a shirt dress that sports a cocoon structure and mandarin collar. Dress it up with a sleek pair of leather loafers, or dress down with a pair of strappy sandals.