Comfortable yet chic: Local fashion labels describe their perfect WFH look

The people behind local fashion labels think that there is a balance to be found between being comfortable and chic. Pictured here from left to right are Vincent Siow, Alia Bastamam, Fern Chua, Zairin Azman and Emylia Anwar.

While there are those who prioritise comfort when working from home during this movement control order (MCO), others still prefer a dressier appearance. Here, we ask some of the people behind local fashion labels about what they think a work-from-home (WFH) outfit should look like.

Vestio Bespoke

“Working from home does not mean you have to dress like you stop trying. Loungewear can be comfortable and stylish, with a splash of decadence. My personal favourite is the bespoke silk dressing gown with velvet trimmings.” – Vincent Siow

Alia B.

“My Thalia robe dress beats being in pyjamas all day long. It’s breezy, silky and perfect for lounging in. And who says we shouldn’t still look great at home – it helps to keep things normal while we’re under MCO.” – Alia Bastamam


“Iron-less and wrinkle-free head scarves are the way to go if you need to do a quick video conference catch up. Also, a loose floral top is your best pick for a presentable look, even from home.” – Zairin Azman


“I believe in mood enhancement dressing. When you practice wearing items that speak to you on a personal level, it can really help boost positivity. Just find a compromise between getting ultra dressy and being comfortable when working from home, ” – Emylia Anwar

Fern Batik

“The Front Twist Kaftan is one of our favourite looks. It embodies what our label truly is – versatile and comfortable with an elegant simplicity. The look is perfect for dressed-up occasions or just to dress down at home.” – Fern Chua

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