Project Wardrobe Revamp: it’s the no-brainer dress

So what’s a girl to do when she needs to rush out and she’s got absolutely no idea what to wear? Well, go put on that no-brainer dress already! Well, at least that’s what I do. I love dresses. They’re feminine, they’re pretty, and best of all, they’re no-brainers. I’ve got a few no-brainer dresses that require no ironing and so it’s just slip on, accessorize and I’m ready to go! Here, I’ll show you just a few that I wear to work on some days along with three specific reasons on why I’m so fond of dresses.

Reason 1: “matchless”
I don’t need to think too hard about what to coordinate with my dress. Oh come on, how wrong can a dress get even without accessories? And it’s always good to know that my limited number of bags and pairs of shoes will always go well with all my dresses.

Reason 2: “ageless”
I think dresses make me look younger. At least that’s what I’ve observed when others wear dresses – like an ex-colleague who look at least 5 years younger after she switched from wearing corporate suits to dresses. Like how I was once mistaken for being a tertiary student by a taxi driver.

Reason 3: “stressless”
Because it’s a no-brainer, I never have stresses over my dresses. It’s just one piece of garment to slip in and out and did I tell you how much easier a dress is when I have to visit the ladies?

Over to you
Okay, your turn now. Do you like wearing dresses? Is there a specific color or design you like or dislike? Like how I would never wear a yellow sundress for example?


  1. Lee Ying says:

    Why don’t you like black dress? Thot it’s a must have?

  2. Hazel says:

    Hi Sesame ?
    I love dresses too!
    5 days out of a week, I will be in a dress. Dresses are more flattering for my body. Unlike pants, I forget how chunky my thighs are when hidden under a dress.

  3. sos says:

    I love dresses. They are great for airing in this hot weather. Also, I love them because you look pretty and they are no brainers. No thinking of if this goes with this or anything. Just iron and put it on and you re ready!

  4. Sesame says:

    Er…well, I didn’t say I don’t like black dress but it’s not a color I usually wear.

  5. Sesame says:

    5 days? Ah, I usually will wear about 3 days max. But definitely agree that dresses are more flattering. ?

  6. Sesame says:

    Yeah, more airing…I particularly like those that require no ironing. ?

  7. fee says:

    i love dresses too! and for about the same reasons as you. ?

    my fave are wrap dresses and shirt dresses cos i’m breastfeeding and need easy access to the “milks”. i love them slightly on the long side (on or just above knees) cos my legs aren’t exactly my best assets. i love fitted dresses that just skim the top and gradually flare out at the bottom. i will never wear butt hugging dresses or anything that is too frilly or sweet, or in a very heavy fabric. or leopard prints – too boomz for me!

  8. EcoBeauty says:

    I love dresses, always have. Recently, been experimenting with maxidresses. Hubby previously said I might be too short/petite for long dresses. But when he saw me wearing one for the first time, he liked it a lot, haha, and been encouraging me to buy more.

    Anyway, only problem I have with dresses is that sometimes they make me look TOO young as they emphasize my tiny frame. Of course, as the next vain woman, I usually don’t mind — but sometimes I need to look older than my age to be taken more seriously.
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  9. Jyoan says:

    Oh yes, I like dresses too! So easy to just pull on when one is tired, and still look good.
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  10. Sesame says:

    I’ve yet to wear shirt dresses but I also prefer my dresses slightly above the knee…not too short cos my thighs are not that gorgeous too. And yes, no body hugging dresses too!

  11. Sesame says:

    Oh maxidresses! I wanted to write something on the topic recently but gave up. I also share the same sentiments as you before you started wearing. Hey, post a pic! I wore it many years ago and pair with boots, I kinda like the combi then.

  12. Sesame says:

    Yes, we can’t go wrong with dresses. ?

  13. Annie says:

    nice dresses… i love dresses as well, not that i’m feminine but they’re quick, and they usually look good by themselves.

  14. JackieA says:

    I love dresses too! And have recently added many to my wardrobe! Being plus sized, dresses are not that easy to find….fit and cut is so important. However, plus size dresses are also not at all cheap but because I love them so much, I do not mind the splurge. The brightest color I have is red so far!

  15. amira says:

    I Love dresses – they make me feel feminine, especially with some heels ?
    They come with wide range of colors and designs so if you have a few with different features then they’re really useful as no-brainer outfits, plus they suit me more as I wear hijab – I wear the maxi ones, and if they are sleeveless or with short sleeves then a short cardigan makes them perfect !! thanks for sharing your ideas – I love your blog ?

  16. Sesame says:

    I think of it easy to wear, good to look at. ?

  17. Sesame says:

    Agree…if you find something that works well for you, it’s worth splurging.

  18. Sesame says:

    Ah, another one who wears maxi! I haven’t worn them for the longest time…not sure if I can wear them well enough.

    And thanks for loving and visiting my blog. ?

  19. Lanie says:

    i think simplicity is today’s theme.. I used to be “tomboyish” when I was young, lately, however, I find it easier to wear a dress due to the reasons cited above , “airy”, no/less ironing, easy to wear and flattering.. I am big boned and tall for a Filipina (5’10” in height) , so I also have to wear dresses that drape up to my knees (no I dont have nice legs)…
    my daughter loves dresses since she was born, you will never catch her wearing pants (unless she have to play in the playground or the sand)… I reckon she is my inspiration for wearing dresses.. and skirts
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  20. Sesame says:

    Sweet that your daughter inspires you to wear dresses. And I think dresses do make one feel better also ya? I don’t wear pants. I only wear shorts and jeans. Somehow pants don’t look good on me.

  21. Audris Tan May Ching says:

    Tuesday’s dress looks superb on you! As I buy more and more clothes online, I’ve been switching to dresses as the fit tends to be more flattering/forgiving than pants and even slim skirts, that require more precise measurements (preferably tried on in person)

  22. Sesame says:

    Thank you! It’s true…online shopping for dresses can’t go too wrong.

  23. Marilyn says:

    I notice you’ve a thing for wedges and chunky heels!

    I like dresses, more so than jeans and trousers. They’re versatile, more comfy and generally easier to don. The ones I wear tend to be simple in cutting, usually empire style and slightly low cut (suits my ample bust-line and hides my tums and bums), in solid colours or floral. Linen (if i can get them) and cotton are always a staple for me, not chiffon, satin and many of the more exp looking fabrics. I hardly wear anything with short-sleeves or without, but i’m trying to slowly wean myself off my longsleeves, haha! and i’m finding it a challenge !

  24. Sesame says:

    I love empire dresses but because I’m short, they do make me look fatter. I generally prefer short sleeves over long sleeves but either way, I’m good as long as the style works for me. And yes, I love wedges and chunky heels because they’re easy to walk with. ?

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