Dress Sense Valentines Day Dress Ideas & Fashion Tips to Impress! and a Giveaway!

Hey Everyone!

Valentine’s Day is coming! That day comes with either two daily agendas. Number one, prancing around with your dream date or boyfriend of however long, or number two, moping around with a bowl of popcorn and the latest chic flick on TV. But, what if we eradicated that stereotype and regardless of date or no date, valentine or no valentine, we had a ball looking good anyway. I say hats off to that idea. And if there’s any expert in looking hot for this special day, Dress Sense at Raffles City is pretty much the place to be.

Dress Sense invited me to their store to pick out a few Valentines Day outfits and to have fun trying out their dresses and accessories. I thought this would be a fun way to give you some inspiration just in time for your hot date and who doesn’t love feeling like Barbie once in a while. Plus, their whole concept is amazing.

Do you remember those times you were stuck in a rut before prom wondering which dress to wear? If you bought a five to six hundred dollar dress, you probably would never wear it again because the imaginary facebook photo police would spot you and tell you off for wearing the same dress (as if they exist, but seriously, we all know they do). Thus, what Dress Sense does is they rent out beautiful gowns and accessories to you for your special occasion so you pay much less than if you were to buy it. You can also buy them later if you think they’re too stunning to return which was a dilemma I faced a bit too much when I was there.  Nonetheless, their buy or rent concept is a winner, especially if you’re looking for a one-night stunner that you see storing in the closet and never taking out again for another event. They offer a mix of gowns to cocktail dresses, jewelry and bags sure to turn heads at any party.

So let’s get the party started and see what they have to offer. Psst, stay tuned for the giveaway at the end of this post to see what’s in store.

Outfit Number 1: Pia Gladys Perey Celine Dress

The beautiful contours of the dress remind me of a sultan’s hat. This dress accentuates your curves and is one of my favourites. Pair the purple with jade green and gold accessories and you’ve got a look to remember!

Fashion Tip: Find outfits that accentuate your figure. We’re all different. Sometimes we may be a bit bigger near the bust line or the hips. Find a dress that compliments your figure, so if you’re not too large at the hips, this will add that just the perfect amount of princess pouf.

In this outfit, I’m wearing:

  1. Pia Gladys Perey Celine Dress
  2. Linya Disenyo Gold Leaf Links Necklace with Green Rutilated Quartz
  3. Kendra Scott Carmella Stone Earrings
  4. Inge Christopher Leather Clutch

Outfit Number 2: Faviana One-Shoulder Gown with Bead Details

I love this long green gown and the jeweled accents make the piece applaud worthy. The gown drapes around your feet in a beautiful way and is great if your date is taking you somewhere extra fancy and you want to impress him.

Fashion Tip: Make sure you find a bag that isn’t totally the same color as your outfit. It makes it even more beautiful if you find a complimentary color that matches your shoes. Here it’s a gold and silver encrusted bag that goes with the dress and shoes.

In this outfit, I’m wearing:

  1. Faviana One-Shoulder Gown with Bead Details
  2. Wanderlust + Co. Large Teardrop Peridot Earrings
  3. Wanderlust + Co. Bianca Clutch

Outfit Number 3: Mignon Short One-Shoulder Jersey

I love this outfit, it’s simply heavenly. The gathering of the white and silver fabric around your curves is beautiful with the stone-encrusted band from your shoulder to your bust line. It’s even better with complimentary accessories to enhance the outfit even more.

Fashion Tip: Try your best not to clutter your outfit with accessories especially if you already have a dress with a busy top, you can be sure to skip the necklace and just go for the same kind of earrings instead.

In this outfit, I’m wearing:

  1. Mignon Short One-Shoulder Jersey
  2. Wanderlust + Co. Crystal Cluster Earrings
  3. Badgley & Mischka Crystal Bracelet Watch

Outfit Number 4: Jovani One-Shoulder Floral Chiffon Gown

Another long dress, this beautiful violet gown reminds me of pageants. Dress Sense has a great range of short and long ball gowns that are sure to wow the crowd. I absolutely love the color, it’s a unique blue violet and the dress fits the contours of your body very well.

Fashion Tip: It might not be super important to have your accessories totally matching your dress, but it may be important that your accessories match each other. Silver earrings, with a silver bracelet with a silver bag makes the look.

In this outfit, I’m wearing:

  1. Jovani One-Shoulder Floral Chiffon Gown
  2. Wanderlust + Co. Star Crystal Silver Bangle
  3. Wanderlust + Co. Jumbo Chandelier Earrings
  4. Wanderlust + Co. V-Knot Ring

Outfit Number 5: Decode Black V-Neck Beaded Gown

Here’s a simple gown that’s half gown, half maxi dress. It’s great for a fancy candle-lit dinner near the beach. Again, no need for major accessories near your front because there’s quite a large design already there. Enhance the dress by picking accessories that match this design and not exactly the black of the dress.

Fashion Tip: Know your date’s preference or the location you’re going for (even if it’s sometimes a secret and surprise). If you’re going for an outdoor gala dinner at the Ritz Carlton, you might want to lean more to this outfit than something a little simpler. To pick the perfect dress, always know the context!

In this outfit, I’m wearing:

  1. Decode Black V-Neck Beaded Gown
  2. Wanderlust + Co. Butterfly Drop-Gem Onyx Earrings
  3. Wanderlust + Co. Silver Rachel Clutch
  4. Wanderlust + Co. Silver Multi-Jewel Bracelet

Outfit Number 6:  Faviana Short One-Shoulder with Sequin Belt & Strap Dress

This is a great and versatile outfit if you’re out for dinner first and then drinks later because it’s an outfit that will take you through the night! I love dark blue, it’s one of my favourite colors and compliments the shimmering silver very well!

Fashion Tip: Prepare for wardrobe malfunctions by keeping fashion tape handy. You can find this special tape at any department store to keep your dress in place!

 In this outfit, I’m wearing:

  1. Faviana Short One-Shoulder with Sequin Belt & Strap Dress
  2. Wanderlust + Co  Jumbo Chandelier Earrings
  3. Cut It Out Amida Snakeskin Clutch

So there we have it! A few Valentines Day outfits and fashion tips that are sure to wow your date! Now of course, it’s time for the giveaway!

GIVEAWAY! (NOW CLOSED)

In outfit number three, I wore a beautiful pair of earrings. They’re like diamonds hanging like a bunch of grapes. Well, it’s up for grabs!

To win a pair of Wanderlust+Co. Crystal Cluster Earrings worth SGD$109, and a SGD$50 Dress Sense Voucher, all you have to do is comment on this post and tell me:

1. Your Full Name

2. Your Email Address

3. Your country of residence

4. Which outfit above you liked the best and why!

For example:

1. Roseanne Tang

2. roseannetangrs@gmail.com

3. Singapore

4. I loved outfit number 3 because I love the color white and the earrings are beautiful!

Good luck! This giveaway is only open for Singapore residents and ends on Feb. 10, 2012 and you must “Like” the Dress Sense Facebook Page to be eligible for the giveaway (which explains why we are asking for your full name) ! So hurry and enter!

Thank you to Dress Sense for having me come down to their store to try out all these wonderful outfits and for making this post possible! I had a great time! For more information, visit www.dress-sense.sg or for more information on how the whole concept works, check out http://www.dress-sense.sg/howitworks.php

Be sure to visit them at:

252 North Bridge Road
Raffles City Shopping Centre #03-29A
Singapore 179103
Tel: 6333 0329

Have a beautiful Valentines Day!

Love,

Roseanne

47 comments

  • Vonnie

    I really like the green dress. Unfortunately, I’m so short it would look like I was playing dress up in my mother’s closet!

    The Mignon Short One-Shoulder Jersey looks fantastic on you. The white is lovely, as is the cut.
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    • roseannetangrs (author)

      Thanks hun! I agree, really like the white one too :)

  • Winter

    1. Winter Law

    2. cat86_99@hotmail.com

    3. Singapore

    4. I <3 set 5 – Decode Black V-Neck Beaded Gown coz' it will accentuate my top as I have big hips & I'm tall so i am able to wear this maxi-dress! Minimal accessories make my preparation swifter =)

  • Binish Khan

    1. Binish Khan
    2. shb_outsider@hotmail.com
    3. United States
    4. Outfit Number 1: Pia Gladys Perey Celine Dress is my favorite one by far. What caught my eye first was the color. I have a warm skin-tone and shades of purple really suit me so my eye always catches these colors. It is such a soft beautiful color but the dress is made bold with the pleats so it is perfectly balanced. I also love the golden accessories to give it a bit of shimmer since that purple is a very subtle color and is perfect for a fancy night out.

  • Jan S

    1. Janice Sng

    2. jansng@gmail.com

    3. Singapore

    4. I love the green gown, it’s flattering to full figures, elegant and in my favourite color!

  • Jing

    1. Jing Lee
    2. jvyl2007@yahoo.com
    3. U.S.
    4. I love both the Pia Gladys Perey Celine Dress, because it is feminine, the color is flirtatious, and shorter dresses make your legs seem endless, but I also liked the Jovani One-Shoulder Floral Chiffon Gown because the color is stunning, the floral detailing makes it sophisticated, and it is overall very elegant.

  • Saralyn Low

    1. Saralyn Low Su Luan

    2. saralynlowsuluan@gmail.com

    3. Singapore

    4. I really like outfit number 3. It accentuates body figures and gives off a sexy vibe. It’s in my favorite color too! :)

  • Dean Nguyen

    1. Dean Nguyen

    2. dean_unik@yahoo.com

    3. Singapore

    4. I loved Outfit Number 2: Faviana One-Shoulder Gown with Bead Details. You just look so gorgeous in it! The green definitely make you stand out a lot…. ;)

  • Michelle Lu

    1. Your Full Name: Lu Jia Juan Michelle

    2. Your Email Address: bumblebee.michelle@gmail.com

    3. Your country of residence: Singapore

    4. Which outfit above you liked the best and why!
    Jovani One-Shoulder Floral Chiffon Gown
    I like the striking blue-violet gown you are in the fourth picture. I think the color compliments your skin tone and this dress certainly shows off your height and the floral details on the top are very feminine.

  • Annsley Wong

    1. Annsley Wong
    2. annsleyw@gmail.com
    3. Singapore
    4. I love outfit 6: Faviana Short One-Shoulder with Sequin Belt & Strap Dress. The colours are classy and elegant. It’s dressy without being flashy. Besides, it looks like an outfit that will provide a lot of mileage and use out of it. I can see me wearing it for dinner, drinks, cocktails, and other events.

  • kristy

    1. ng shi yun kristy

    2. kristynsy@gmail.com

    3. singapore

    4. loved outfit #1 because of the colour and structure of the dress. very simple construction yet looks really elegant. and i personally prefer knee length dresses because i’m not very tall.. haha!

  • Bebe Lee

    1. Bebe Lee
    2. bebe03 (at) live (dot) com (dot) sg
    3. Singapore
    4. I loved outfit number 5 because it’s really elegant and classy, and black will make the chubby me look slimmer and also my tummy will not be so obvious in the flair skirt. It would be a great outfit for my coming company’s annual dinner.
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  • Tiffany Tan

    1.Tiffany Tan

    2. tiff_temptation@hotmail.com

    3. Singapore

    4. I love Outfit Number 2: Faviana One-Shoulder Gown with Bead Details. You looked fair in green and it brings out the sophisticated look in you. I would love to own the gorgeous pair of earrings and dressed up in Dress Sense clothings for this Valentine day !

    *To you, Happy early Val Dae too~

  • Nikki

    1. Veronica De Mesa
    2. nikkiniknik11@me.com
    3. Singapore
    4. I like the Mignon Short One-Shoulder Jersey and theFaviana Short One-Shoulder with Sequin Belt & Strap Dress. I like the elegance and simplicity of the outfits and how the stones and sequence accentuates the dress making any girl who’d wear it super stunning

    • Nikki

      sorry i accidentally put in dress sense’s link how do i remove that?

  • Yunni

    1. Yunni Cheung

    2. yunni.cheung@gmail.com

    3. Singapore

    4. I loved outfit number 2 because I love the green dress, although it is not a usual “like” color by most ladies but its matches the skin tone well. Also that, green represent natural and good health. Most importantly, the dress fit you naturally, gracefully and with the good color choice of your bag, this seems like some blossom flower in the grassland. Lastly, the golden color watch had make a stand out effect! Hasn’t these paint of vividly beautiful picture?
    For function event or sunday dress it surely makes your stand out from the crowd!
    choose me…. best choose like I choose the dress!
    Good choice rite? ^o^

  • Bella Teo

    1. Bella Teo

    2. kero_chan_sakura@hotmail.com

    3. Singapore

    4. Outfit Number 4: Jovani One-Shoulder Floral Chiffon Gown

    A elegant gown that do not need much accessories to pair with. The striking color of the electric blue gown definitely is a head turner. Also, the colour would suit both the fair and dark skin tones. The exquisite floras details at the shoulders bring out one’s feminine side. The bustier cut helps to accentuates body figures and gives off the sexiness~ Last but not least, the chiffon material would gives the whole gown a long and flowy feeling, making one feel like a princess. Definitely a piece that one would wear to a gala dinner or even red carpet event!~

  • Cynthia Chng

    I love outfit 2 (green gown) coz the drape of the dress is very beautiful and it’ll accentuate the waist. Love also the right amount of bling on the dress :) the bag is lovely with the mixture of colors to bring more color into the look!

  • Jien

    1. Jien
    2. betelqeuse@gmail.com
    3. Singapore
    4. Faviana Short One-Shoulder with Sequin Belt & Strap Dress!
    I’m not as tall so I’d prefer shorter dresses, and the colour is just to die for! :) :) The details on the shoulder and belt remind me of stars in the night sky too!
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  • Jae

    The blue dress looks gorgeous on you Roseanne! It looks so devine and classy!!
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  • Zing Loke

    1. Zing
    2. jingjing07@gmail.com
    3. Singapore

    Outfit Number 6: Faviana Short One-Shoulder with Sequin Belt & Strap Dress

    Love the sequin belt and strap embellishments, it looked chic, sassy with a tinge of classic and elegance. The soft ruffled details at the front adds softness to the gown. Your skin radiates in contrast with the navy blue.

  • Meryl

    1. Meryl
    2. thememoiselle@gmail.com
    3. Faviana One-Shoulder Gown with Bead Details
    4. I always love jade green dress on asian fair skin tone. They looks so glamour and elegant. Also, the beads make it looks so expensive. It looks best on you! I would love to own one too! :)

  • Mindy

    1. Mindy
    2. mmindy_tan@hotmail.com
    3. Faviana Short One-Shoulder with Sequin Belt & Strap Dress
    4. The jewel navy tone of the dress is lovely and the beads complement it very well. Love that it is a short dress (for petite girls yes!) that conveys just the right doses of class and fun ;)

  • Jessica

    1. Jessica Tan
    2. jessicatanliting@gmail.com
    3. Singapore
    4. Jovani One-Shoulder Floral Chiffon Gown

    I love the exquisite floral detail, plus the colour’s just so bright and eye-catching!

  • Clo

    1. Clo Martin

    2. cmartin12@sandomenico.org

    3. United States

    4. My favorite is outfit number three, the mignon short one-shoulder jersey. I love it because the way the white/silver fabric gathers completely accentuates the natural curves of the body. Also, the minimal jewelry (earrings and bracelet watch) don’t outshine the beauty of the dress. It’s a beautiful match! <3

  • yve

    1. Charissa Ho

    2. Charissayvette@gmail.com

    3. Singapore

    4. I love Outfit Number 2: Faviana One-Shoulder Gown with Bead Details because it’s in a gorgeous shade of emerald green that’ll complement any girl of every skintone! A beautiful dress that makes every girl look like a princess! Just like you, Roxanne! ^^
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  • Karen Tan

    1. Karen Tan
    2. ktspree@gmail.com
    3. Singapore
    4. i love Outfit Number 2: Faviana One-Shoulder Gown with Bead Details

    I love the green and it have the x-factor.. :)

  • Natalie neo

    1. Natalie
    2. Lavenderneo28@gmail.com
    3. Singapore
    4. I choose number 3 because look glamours, it’s short, easy to walk with & can wear it to date w gfs or Bf agin if valentine over . But for long dress it’s difficult to wear out agin if have no prom or special event:)

  • Jolee

    1. Jolene Chua

    2. jolenecql@hotmail.com

    3. Singapore

    4) Outfit Number 4: Jovani One-Shoulder Floral Chiffon Gown
    The main reason why I love outfit 4 is because the bright beautiful blue colour will enable one to stand out in the crowd, especially in crowded areas. Even though I love the white outfit, still I feel the colours white and black is too overused or worn on special occasion? :) So bright colours to differentiate oneself!
    Cheers!

  • Jason

    Koh Jun Jie Jason
    coldkohmew@hotmail.com
    Singapore
    Outfit 1 as it shows the most elegance out

  • Wan Ling

    1. Your Full Name: Chew Wan Ling (Hi Chew : Name in facebook)

    2. Your Email Address: xiaodazhu@gmail.com
    3. Your country of residence: Singapore

    4. Which outfit above you liked the best and why: The gress dress (outfit 2). Emphasis the curve of a woman.

  • Terri Peng

    1. Terri Peng
    2. territheasian at yahoo dot com
    3. USA
    4. I loved outfit number 3. The bright color is great and so is the design. It’s simple but with a nice detail!

  • Shilpa

    1. Shilpa Malhotra
    2. arora_shilpa@yahoo.com
    3. Singapore
    4. I love the gorgeous green emerald Faviana One-Shoulder Gown. The color is to die for and would look good on most women. I like the simplicity of the gown where it is fancy but not over the top. The detailing and the cut are beautiful and speak about the quality of the gown.

  • Cincin

    1. Cincin Chong
    2. cinthisgirl@hotmail.com
    3. Singapore
    4. I loved Outfit Number 1: Pia Gladys Perey Celine Dress because it’s beautiful and elegant! The dress totally enhances a woman’s figure :)

  • Shanice Foh

    I love the white and silver ,Outfit Number 3: Mignon Short One-Shoulder Jersey.
    The gathering and the stone-encrusted band sophisticatedly define my neck and collar bone.
    I will tie my long hair up princess style plus a pair of nice earrings .
    I also will pair it with a nude colour heels for a longer legs effect .

  • Shanice Foh

    1. Shanice Foh
    2. beyon13@yahoo.com
    3. Singapore
    4. I love the white and silver ,Outfit Number 3: Mignon Short One-Shoulder Jersey.
    The gathering and the stone-encrusted band sophisticatedly define my neck and collar bone.
    I will tie my long hair up princess style plus a pair of nice earrings .
    I also will pair it with a nude colour heels for a longer legs effect .

  • Belle

    Hi. Can check with you when will the giveaway results be announced? :)

    • roseannetangrs (author)

      sorry there’s a bit of a hold-up with announcing the winners of the XIXILI giveaway and Dress Sense giveaway. The winners have been contacted but if they do not reply by the end of this week, I’ll have to re-calculate. Plus, I’m liaising with the companies involved and they are taking a while to reply as well. So, bear with me! I’ll get the results out as soon as I can. Just waiting, really. xoxo

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  • Ajayi IniOluwa

    I like dress number four. The flower details are sooo awesome, and the colour? Ah! J’adore!!

  • Ajayi IniOluwa

    I love two dresses: number 1 and 4. I’m a sucker for lavender dresses, and the intricate details on the hips would help accentuate my curves.. Number 4 is soo beautiful..The colour, the floral detailings, the cut, the length…aaaah! I could go on and on…#J’adore :D
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