An afternoon tea (or brunch) is a great way to hang out with friends or family. If you’re wondering what to wear for high tea in Singapore – it’s almost always smart casual wear. Whether it’s a posh one or not, you can’t go wrong with a nice dress teamed with some lovely jewellery and shoes. Now where is that champagne?
What to wear for high tea in Singapore
There are few weekend activities more enjoyable than gathering your friends together for a festive brunch or afternoon tea. At White Ginger there’s an abundance of show-stopping outfits perfect for special occasion dressing – from head-turning jumpsuits to striking maxi dresses. We’re also loving the new classic leather sliders. Look no further for maximum-impact style.
The White Ginger label comes straight from the manufacturer to you – so, with no wholesale middle man, the prices are as fabulous as the designs! You can also shop with a conscience knowing your purchase helps to support the Bali Life Foundation, a wonderful charity empowering disadvantaged women in Indonesia.
With deliveries arriving weekly, there’s always something new to discover!
Talk of Town
Talk of Town is the perfect one-stop-shop for your brunch and high tea fashion needs. With exclusive ladies apparel brands from California to Paris and demi-fine jewellery from Canada, you’ll be spoilt for choice here. Pair your new dress with a statement handbag – there’s a great range to choose from in neutral tones and bright hues that are all designed in-house.
Designed and made in Greece, cult brand Lace the Label draws inspiration from the free-spirited Mediterranean lifestyle. The collection features signature luxurious embroidery, English lace, ethereal prints and feminine silhouettes.
Elevate your look and add a touch of class with simple yet elegant hoop earrings by Canadian jewellery brand, Fervor Montréal. While you’re browsing, take a moment to experience the Sparking Studio – Singapore’s first permanent jewellery studio! Think elegant, ultra-fine silver and gold pieces that will complement every outfit and last the test of time. And you can add a precious gem for that extra sparkle!
#02-145 Tanglin Mall | talkoftownsg.com
Jewellery for afternoon tea
Dress up your smart casual wear with Forbidden Hill’s contemporary designed jewellery inspired by regional motifs, from orchid and lotus flowers to Peranakan tiles. Designed locally, these stunning pieces are crafted by artisan jewellers in the region and feature interchangeable silks or gemstones. Precious metals combined with so many different colours means you’ll find something to match any outfit.
Prices: Gemstone Earrings from $150, Silk Cuffs from $165, Silk Bangles from $190 and Cufflinks from $135. Explore the full range online.
Lustre specialises in affordable jewellery handcrafted by artisans around the world. Integral to the designs is the ability for them to be worn singly or with pieces you already own. The Gumdrop range has been so popular, and now the latest collection, Their Uncaged Collection is now here! Why Uncaged? The collection explores the push and pull between a desire to be embraced and to be free. There are limited numbers per collection; so keep an eye on social media!
Shop online or by appointment. Prices from $35.
More ideas for nice dresses and smart casual wear
- Gingko Leaf Wire Choker Necklace, Green Onyx Teardrop Earrings, Ring Stack (Naked Green Onyx, Naked Aqua Blue, Naked Prasiolite), Single Line Labradorite Cuff, all from Lustre Jewellery
- Lotus Silk Bangle in Emerald from Forbidden Hill; Black Strap Cross Leather Slippers from Fly Flot
- Orange Frill Short Dress from White Ginger
- Hue Silk Bangle in Lava Orange from Forbidden Hill; Limited Edition Vermillion Stingray Cuff; Single Line White Agate Cuff, Solitude Shanti in Moonstone Oval Ring, Mother of Pearl Studs, Moonstone and Ruby Necklace, from Lustre Jewellery
- Gia Maxi Dress from White Ginger
- Shinrin Gingko Leaf Flower Earrings, Shanti Oval Solitude Ring in Black Onyx, Black Stingray Leather with Gemstone Cuff, Coffee Stingray Leather with Rose Quartz Cuff, Bamboo Cuff in Moonstone, Bamboo Cuff in Black Onyx, all from Lustre Jewellery
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