Let's cut to the chase: Where exactly do the fashion girls get those sweet, whimsical dresses? You know, those flattering frocks with hints of cottagecore, mixed with the flounce and moodiness of Cecille Bahnsen's Spring 2021 Ready-To-Wear collection, as well as the tropical magnificence of Fernando Amorsolo's linen-clad muses? So chic.
You'll definitely find them on luxury racks. However, if you're not too keen on splurging on designer dresses, we suggest that you harvest some goodies from curated ukay-ukays on Instagram.These clothes were handpicked from local ukay-ukays by the shop owners, and resold on their respective Instagram shops as themed collections. If you haven't tried online thrifting yet, now's your chance. Believe us, these shops are gold mines!
Sold? Check out our picks below!
1. Fashion Coolture
The dreses offered by Davao-based thrift shop Fashion Coolture are often trendy, casual pieces. Their hand-picked garments align perfectly with today's biggest dress trends: puff sleeves, square necks, gingham prints, and K-style florals. We want everything!
2. Cotton Candy
If you're into linen, canvas, and cotton blend dresses in solid colors, consider Cotton Candy your top shop. They have an irresistible mix of neutrals and vivid colors for that quintessential summer lookbook. What's not to love?
3. Past Treasures
Dainty picks coming your way! The dresses from Past Treasures will make you look like you're headed to a picnic. Honestly, who doesn't want to look like they're headed to a brunch in the middle of a meadow?
Okay, we can't actually picnic just yet, but at least we can dress the part!
4. We Who Wear
Subtle hues, earth tones, and easy minimalism. Get all that from We Who Wear's collections. Trying to build a capsule wardrobe? Consider copping a few of their versatile, no-frills pieces!
5. Closet Filipina
As their name suggests, Closet Filipina's picks lightly touch on classic Filipiniana colors and cuts. But some pieces are modern takes on traditional hues and patterns, too, and we love them.
6. La Vestida
Because a fashion girl should always have an appetite for prints, we couldn't leave out La Vestida. Here, you'll find a happy mix of stunning prints and effortless neutrals. Their eclectic collections are such treats!