Here's What You Should Be Wearing To The Tatler Ball 2018


October 18, 2018 | BY Cheryl Chan


Yes, the theme for the annual Tatler Ball has finally been revealed, and this year the word on everyone's lips is "Maximalism"

When it comes to parties, we can definitely say we at Singapore Tatler know exactly how to throw one, especially when it comes to our biggest soirée of the year: the annual Tatler Ball. The perfect party has to have all the right elements, from picking the venue, menu, playlist and most importantly, dress code.

This year, we will embrace the more is more ethos with our theme, maximalism. After all, what isn’t more Tatler than going big or going home? While we always try to have fun with an unconventional dress code, the Tatler Ball is still a formal black tie event. This means a floor-length gown or dress pants for ladies (No cocktail attire, short frocks, denim and definitely no shorts! Offenders you know who you are.) 

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In collaboration with Net-a-porter, we've picked out four different eveningwear looks that are perfect for the theme, no matter your style. Now all that’s left to do is to add to cart.

1. Colour Chameleon

Sequins, colours and prints—is there anything you won’t wear? If you consider yourself a daring fashionista, buck normal conventions and trade your ball gown in for a sequined two-piece number like this asymmetrical corset and matching high waisted flared pants from Halpern. And if you dare to go bolder, pair it with a playful of-the-moment Prada clutch, a pair of oversized earrings from Closer by Wwake and an 18-karat rose gold ring from Piaget. And the final ingredient to the ensemble? A pair of pair of multicolored crystal-embellished heels from Sophia Webster.


2. Party Perfection

If your motto is bigger is better when it comes to ball gowns, then this voluminous showstopper from Alex Perry is exactly what the doctor ordered. With its seamed bodice and nipped-in waist, the dress adds just the right amount of sexiness when contrasted with the fullness of the skirt. Play up the feminine features of the gown by picking fun and girlish accessories like a pair of quirky butterfly heels from Sophia Webster and multi-stone ring from Delfina Delettrez. Take your look one step further by going for one of the season's most striking colour combination—red and pink. This stylish fringe evening bag from Hillier Bartley is a nice take on the evening clutch and these crystal clip-on earrings from Oscar de la Renta will give your ensemble the glam quotient it needs.

3. Her Dark Materials

You only wear black? We got you. Do a monochromatic look with varying textures and shapes for drama. The strong shoulders and ostrich feather detail of this '80s inspired Magda Butrym dress make for an extremely striking silhouette. While the dress might be considered a little short for a formal dress code, we recommend you layer a sheer black maxi skirt for slight peekaboo effect. Pair it with dramatic accessories like this studded Gucci collar, shimmery chandelier earrings from Isabel Marant, the Toi & Moi ring from De Grisogono, a crystal embellished clutch from Christopher Kane and finish up the look with a pair of sleek heeled sandals from Alexandre Vauthier for a visually dynamic look.


4. Gold Member

While we might not have the Oscars, imagine the Tatler Ball as your own personal awards show with this glittering head-to-toe gold look. (Psst, you might actually get on the best dressed list—that's a worthy enough award!) Gold is regal, and you should treat yourself like the royalty you are with this elegant Galvan paillette-embellished metallic gown. Complement your gown with Jimmy Choo's latest iteration of their "Candy" clutch and a pair of scalloped leather heels from Prada. For jewellery, Chloé's 'Femininities' necklace is a great accessory and can be worn as is or looped twice as a choker. Lastly, for fans of the night sky, Oscar de la Renta's gold-toned earrings resemble the constellations and are tipped with delicate little crystals and stars. Wear your hair slicked back to show these babies off.

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