School of frock: GE2015 edition
Now that all the serious stuff of 2015 General Election (GE) is out of the way, let's treat ourselves to a little superficial style showdown, shall we?
Here are the candidates who blazed the campaign trail in their party best... and worst
MS KEVRYN LIM (A- )
NATIONAL SOLIDARITY PARTY (NSP)
Say what you will about her body, I mean, body of work, but any other woman would fade into the background when clad head to toe in neutral tones. Ms Lim, the prettiest politician wannabe from this year's GE, will never have that problem. She of the enviable proportions — tight white mini-dress, anyone? — is working the heck out of those beige skinny pants and matching loafers, tan belt, pale pink collared shirt and that pop of NSP orange on her wrist. She gets my vote in the style stakes.
MS TIN PEI LING (B + )
PEOPLE'S ACTION PARTY (PAP)
She's been glowing, hasn't she? Serene, radiant and, short of having a halo around her head, Ms Tin, who popped a mere five weeks ago, has been floating about, a vision in white, like the angel of MacPherson. Extra credit for looking this good during her confinement period, a time when most new mums resemble rejects from The Walking Dead. Seriously, where's the evidence of sleepless nights and postpartum fatigue?
DR LILY NEO (B+)
Cryogenics? Plastic surgery? Aesthetic treatments? Or just plain good genes? Whatever fountain of youth the perennially chic Dr Neo, who is 62 going on 45, is guzzling from, I think the fastest way she can get people on her side is to share some of that around. Don't just keep the good stuff to yourself!
MS JEANNETTE CHONG-ARULDOSS ( B - )
SINGAPORE PEOPLE'S PARTY
In a sea of monochromatic party colours, her multi-hued floral print shift dress is positively cutting-edge. Wants everyone to know she's a colourful character, I suppose.
MS HE TING RU ( C )
WORKERS' PARTY (WP)
It's all acceptable until you hit the nightmare that's happening below her waist. The skirt needs to go back to the auntie she borrowed it from, and those orthopaedic shoes surely are the Devil's work. No doubt they're comfortable and sensible for walkabouts, but they also make Crocs look like Louboutins.
MS HAN HUI HUI ( F )
Return her CPF? I think the more pressing need is to return the young lady some decent taste in clothes. That, and her appetite. Also, Gen X-ers would like her to stop reminding them of their clueless fashion boo-boos during their awkward adolescence.
WHO WORE IT BETTER?
Twinsies alert! Who rocks the PAP polo tee and helmet hair harder? These two — from the same constituency (Tanjong Pagar GRC) — are such doppelgangers, it’s almost impossible to choose a winner. Let’s just settle for a tie.
MS INDRANEE RAJAH
MS JOAN PEREIRA
MR PRITAM SINGH (WP)
Mr Singh has basically gone from "hmm" in 2011 (left) to "hello there, hottie!" in 2015. Who knew growing out a beard would make such a difference? And this is coming from someone who loathes facial hair with a vengeance.
MR KHUNG WAI YEEN,
SINGAPORE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
Sure, the usual suspects would be popular selfie kings Baey Yam Keng and Teo Ser Luck, or even former celeb Darryl David. But the men in white have nothing on the swagger oozing from this GE newbie. I appreciate the perfect fit of the shirt and trousers, the complementary black accessories and how the red pops against his tan. Bonus points for his adorable (and matching!) arm candy.