6 Ways To Dress Like Royalty On Your Birthday

Nope, your birthday suit does not count


If you haven’t noticed, this August is particularly special for us here at ELLE.sg because we're celebrating our 1st anniversary!

That’s right — we’ve been bringing you the best of fashion, beauty and lifestyle news and tips, seven days a week for a whole year now! So, it’s understandable that we’re steeped in the birthday mood, and we want you to join us. 

To start, no celebration is complete without a birthday outfit that makes you feel like a queen, even if it's just for a day. The key is to go high-shine and high-drama with statement embellishments and luxe fabrics. We’ve picked out our essentials to make up the perfect birthday party outfit — keep reading to find out what they are!

1. A tiara

Come on, it’s your birthday. It’s your right to feel and look like royalty.

Shop these: (from left) Gold-plated topaz headband, US$675 (approx. S$904.30), by Miu MiuMetal flower leaf hair crown, $21.74, by River Island, and Lotus tiara, US$68 (approx. S$91.10), by Free People.

2. Dancing shoes

Party till dawn in comfort with sensible yet fun kicks.

Shop these: (from left) Embellished metallic leather sandals, $2,480, by GucciLace-up leather-trimmed brocade ballet flats, US$842 (approx. S$1,128.02), by Miu Miu, and Metallic leather ankle boots, $189, by Mango.

3. A bold jacket

Find a piece that keeps you warm and turns head at the same time.

Shop these: (from left) Sequinned tulle jacket, US$2,140 (approx. S$2,866.95), by Emilio PucciFringed bomber jacket, $6,340, by Saint Laurent, and Appliquéd metallic textured-leather bomber jacket, US$3,568 (approx. S$4,804.13), by Gucci.

4. A party dress

A dress that swishes and twirls as you walk will let everyone know that it’s your day.

Shop these: (from left) Floral Vine embroidered tulle mini dress, $575, by Self-PortraitTulle dress, $69.90, by Zaraand Ruffled crepe mini dress, USD$278 (approx. S$372.43), by MSGM.

5. Subtle jewellery

Because you want to accessorise, yet not let anything else steal the show from your crown.

Shop these: (from left) Sphere earrings, $32.61, by Cheap Monday, Intrecciato ring, $480, by Bottega Veneta, and Knot necklace, $14.90, by H&M.

6. A carry-it all clutch

Even birthday girls need something to hold all their essentials.

Shop these: Round clasp clutch, $63.90, by TopshopBow clutch bag, $32.61, by ASOS, Jean Rad glittered acrylic box clutch, US$1,579 (approx. S$2,115.37), by Edie Parker.

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