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The Must-Have Dresses for Every Event on Your Calendar

Who needs a cape when you have a dress?

If you can think of an outfit one step away from PJs in terms of comfort, it is the dress. This ultimate wardrobe superhero blends style, comfort, and functionality effortlessly. It is the lazy girl’s guide to fashion—to look put together with minimal effort. Whether you’re jetting to far-flung shores or strutting to your office in fifty-degree heat, there is a dress for every occasion. 

At Qua, we envision our dresses as modern heroines—minimalist in design yet powerful in impact and versatile in their use. Take, for example, the Flared Maxi Knit Dress. This piece effortlessly transitions from sipping cocktails at an upscale beach resort to clinking champagne glasses at a formal dinner, all with just a quick change of footwear. 

Scroll down to discover this season’s edit of must-have dresses.

1. The Work Dress

Polished, pin-tucked and professional - this is what we imagine Sophia Richie would wear if she were working a 9-to-5. It's serving "Hampton's mom on-duty" realness, striking the perfect balance between professional sophistication and contemporary style. The elevated standing neckline and neck-to-hem pintucks add authority, while the sleek belt and pencil skirt bottom lend sculptural prowess to the ensemble. Pair it with your favourite tinted shades and no-nonsense mules, and you’re ready to run the show.

2. The Evening Dress 

What’s long, lean and luxurious? Hint: It’s also scarlet, sexy and sensational. The Fluted Button-Down Dress merges the ease of a shirt - a one-piece collar, a button-down concealed placket, a darted body and short sleeves—with the elegance of a gown - a flared hem, a stately train, and an eye-catching hue. Style yours with barely-there heels, a black clutch and gold accents and make a memorable entrance.

3. The Day-To-Night Dress

You know those days when you keep pressing the snooze button and wake up in a flurry, with wild hair, swollen eyes, and a day packed with appointments? That’s the day you grab this dress. It effortlessly transitions from school drop-offs to work meetings to a well-deserved dinner, keeping you polished and comfortable all day. The open-back design adds a signature Qua edge to the ensemble. Grab onto your largest tote and throw on a pair of strappy sandals, and you’ll be ready for whatever the day has in store for you.

4. The Travel Dress

Move over PJs—today’s travel outfits are about flaunting your new denim. Whether you’re making awkward eye contact at the airport or doing touristy stuff, the Sculpted Denim Dress is your perfect companion. Relaxed shoulders, immaculate panelling, midi length and deep pockets are all the trappings of an effortlessly chic look. Wear yours with black sunnies and loads of SPF. Add the matching pants if you’re a true fashion girl.

5. The Cocktail Dress

A satin dress for a cocktail party is a no-brainer. But like your personality, Qua’s idea of cocktail dressing is just as unconventional. Enter the Draped Satin Dress - a deconstructed take on the traditional slip dress. This garment has been hand-draped to mimic the effect of a dress hanging by a thread. Note the off-kilter neckline and asymmetrical tie at the back. Whether you’re enjoying starters or inadvertently being a conversation starter yourself, this dress guarantees a fun time. Style with draped clutch, rose gold earrings and metallic leather heels.

6. The Vacation Dress

Some women may argue that the highlight of a vacation is getting dressed every day. Whichever camp you fall into, the Flared Maxi Knit Dress makes dressing up easier than binging on a packet of chips after a late night. Knitted from the softest cotton, it offers the ultimate blend of cool elegance—an elusive combination that's hard to come by. The dress fits like a glove, with a flared bottom that gives you plenty of room to twirl, strut, or just click an obscene amount of photos. Wear yours with gold earrings, oversized black square-framed sunglasses, and strappy sandals.

7. The Casual Dress

The simplest way to level up your casual daywear? Just throw on a dress! Kick it up a notch with the Off-Shoulder Wrap Dress, a delightful spin on the traditional shirt dress. Its charming wrap design adds a modern flair to your ensemble while keeping the effortlessly chic silhouette intact. Pair with Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers to keep up with the casual vibe or style with bedazzled Mary-Jane’s for ladylike sophistication.

8. The Date Night Dress

A perfect date dress should do two things - flatter your figure and provide enough mobility for a quick exit through the back door if needed. The Asymmetrical Snake Dress is your go-to for a date night that promises equal parts style and adventure. The contemporary snake print takes cues from your ex, and the asymmetric hem adds a playful vibe. Pair it with black leather thong sandals and small golden earrings and make heads turn.



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