(SPOT.ph) Running out of outfits for the whirlwind of parties/reunions/events? There's a wonderful crop of homegrown brands to rescue you from those I-don't-have-anything-to-wear moments! With just a few clicks, you can order online (no need to endure carmageddon) and support local brands. Here are 10 fab dresses for every occasion this holiday season—and beyond.
Here are dresses you can order online, if you haven't decided what to wear to your holiday parties:
Reunions galore: Faye Wrap Dress in Yellow Dots (P1,950) from Revival The Label
When you need a pretty dress that's family reunion-safe but also fun to wear for get-togethers with the girls, count on Revival The Label. The Faye Wrap Dress in Yellow Dots from the holiday collection is a ruffled play on their bestselling Madi wrap dress, and cinches the waist while camouflaging the food baby.
Easy-breezy brunch: Attaya Midi Dress (P3,500) from Anika
If you gravitate toward unfussy, laid-back luxe pieces, Anika is for you. Slip on this piece, style the adjustable straps any way you please, and this linen and crinkled pinstripe cotton dress will take you from brunch with the ladies to a sunset barbecue with sophisticated ease. This dress comes in White with Ochre and Salmon, or in the uber chic Cocoa with Rust.
Garden party: Amihan (P5,200) from Hinhin
Hate crowds but love playing dress up? Style blogger-turned-entrepreneur Tricia Gosingtian gets you—her dreamy brand Hinhin is especially made for unapologetically feminine, small talk-averse girls who prefer to make a statement with their style. From floral babydolls to drop-waist dresses and ruffled ribbon-tie frocks, Hinhin's nostalgic, quirky-sweet pieces are just the thing for the rare occasions you chose to attend. This striped, ruffly dress from the new holiday collection is just what you need for your next gathering in a garden setting!
Ethical chic: Esme Dress (P2,495) from Studio 17
Looking for something chill and cute for your gift exchange or carnival hang? This dress from Studio 17 fits the bill in proudly sustainable style. Their classic-cut pieces are made from natural, breathable fabrics and are produced in really small runs to prevent wastage. Bonus: You probably won't be bumping into too many lookalikes! And while you’re at it, you might want to check out their Isla Jumpsuit, too.)
Hostess with the mostest: Chiclana Floral Print One-Shoulder Tiered Hem Maxi Dress (P3,890) from Seek The Uniq
Whether you're attending a dinner party or are hosting one, you're sure to shine in Seek The Uniq's statement pieces. Make an entrance in their one-shoulder maxi dress from The Party Edit collection. The online-shopping fun does not stop there: you can also buy pretty gifts for your friends or tableware to dress up your holiday spread!
Feeling auspicious: Clementine Dress (P2,250) by Pearl Clothing
Greet the new year in auspicious style with this glam polka-dot dress by Pearl Clothing. Whether you have a food baby or an actual baby, Pearl Clothing offers thoughtful details like breathable silhouettes for expanding tummies and easy access breastfeeding panels (this dress has hidden zippers in the front flap!). No wonder it's beloved by fashionistas and fashionable mamas alike.
Coffee to cocktails: Kikyo (P2,700) from Label Manila
When there's no time to change from your breakfast meeting to pre-dinner drinkies, just add bling to Label Manila's kimono-inspired maxi dress, which is available in black and chambray. This brand serves up classics with a twist, as you can see in their pieces’ clever silhouettes and architectural details. Best of all, Label offers a wide range of sizes—perfect for every fashion lover.
Party animal: Rhesa Dress (P2,100) from Ilaya Couture
From beach-worthy lounge kimonos and work-safe wrap dresses to glam gowns, Ilaya Couture has been solving women's dressing dilemmas since 2004. Need something for your next girls' night out? Look fierce in their Rhesa Dress in animal print, which is available in small to 3x).
Print party: Silvia Floral Long Dress (P3,550) from That's Chic by Two Chic!
For delightful prints as cheery as the season, check out That's Chic by Two Chic! It’s a ready-to-wear spin-off of boho luxe line Two Chic by sisters TC Alvarez-Sibal and Ana Alvarez-Laygo. The brand is all about “everyday dressing made fun,” which is exactly what you get with this floral number. It’s a piece that’s universally flattering!
Available online and at Frankie General Store in SM Aura Premier.
Jetset wardrobe: Brazil Top (P3,000) and Brazil Pants (P3,250) from Unif0rm
Technically this isn't a dress, but this chic set of monochromatic coordinates by Unif0rm makes the perfect travel OOTD. Best worn together for maximum impact, these pieces from the holiday collection can also be worn separately for more fashion mileage—and less pieces to pack! You can pre-order this December while supplies last, and it ships out on January 6—but if you can't wait, browse the site for other party-worthy picks.
Pierra Calasanz-Labrador is a former magazine editor turned freelance writer, stylist, and author of two poetry books (The Heartbreak Diaries and Dear Universe). A staunch advocate of pretty, Filipino finds, follow her local treasure hunt on Instagram.