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These Versatile, Backless Dresses Will Have You Chilling In Singapore's Heat

From high street to luxury, these 10 dresses will keep you cool on our sunny shores.

A hint of skin and the sultry heat. These two things go together like love and marriage, like blues music and backyard porches.

Since the heatwave here never lets up, it’s up to us to make sense (sartorially, at least) of the situation. We present to you the backless dress, the smartest and chicest way to beat the heat — without looking tarty. Lightweight and breathable, these ten summer-appropriate options should have you sighing in relief.

Silk organza maxi dress by Kalita, £635 (S$1,135), via Net-a-Porter
Hawaiian printed slip dress by Gucci, S$2,600
Abstract print maxi sundress by Ramy Brook, US$545 (S$740), via Shopbop
Floral printed halter neck cotton dress by Zimmermann, S$1,340, via Farfetch
Ruffled cotton dress with lace trim by Ulla Johnson, £770 (S$1,377), via Net-a-Porter
Heart motif mini sundress by ASOS, S$49.88
Asymmetrical dress by Zara, S$89.90
Floral printed dress with bow by Zara, S$69.90
Linen and cotton mini dress by Endless Summer x Free People, S$83.32, via Nordstrom
Patterned maxi dress with ruffled sleeve by H&M, S$109