With less than a month to Chinese New Year, are you looking forward to the new year goodies and festive cheer? Another prominent highlight is clothes shopping, of course. Usher in new beginnings with all things new, and out with the old and dreary! CNY is every girl’s heaven-sent excuse for some much-needed retail therapy (oh 2020, you were a snore). Haven’t seen your relatives in ages and want to show them your best self? Well, CNY’s your big chance. Dazzle in traditional wear- Cheongsam, to celebrate the year of the Ox.
Here’s a list of local CNY Cheongsam online stores where you might be able to get a perfect fit for 2021’s CNY. Go go, #supportlocal and look snazzy while you are at it.
1. Pao Pao: Oriental Cheongsam with a modern silhouette
Gotta love the asymmetrical hemline of this playful piece,JÜ 橘.
This new kid on the block, Pao Pao Label, is debuting with four designs this Chinese New Year. Designed and made locally in Singapore, these Cheongsams are crafted in small quantities. Now you no longer have to worry about wearing the same outfit as your cousins by accident #awkward. It’s not only stylish but also also super functional. All their Cheongsams are sewn with pockets so that one can swiftly keep those red packets, or use them as storage space if you’re the one distributing them!
2. The Missing Piece: Uber-chic Cheongsam with cape and cut-outs
The world’s your runway in this striking red piece, the Cape Cut Out Cheongsam in Red.
Think all Cheongsams look prude and boring? Think again! As their name suggests, The Missing Piece’s signature look is clothing with tastefully designed “missing pieces”. In this case, the designers have styled cut-outs on both the sides of the qipao, a type of body–hugging dress from the Manchu era, giving it a modern and refreshing twist. The brand has evolved over the years and has expanded its range of offerings to include swimwear as well as mother and daughter coordinated outfits. Play dress up with your girl on CNY; with those twinning dresses, your relatives will be able to identify her from the crowd of boisterous kids across the room.
3. Qi Qing Qipao: Versatile Qipaos for parties and board rooms
Show them who’s the #femboss with this polished piece, Luxury Glam 肩上彩装 in black and white.
Looking for something more classic? Check out Qi Qing Qipao which is currently selling on The Label SG. Infusing modern fabrics with traditional craftsmanship, you’ll get a flattering fit with this piece that you can wear for any occasion, not just CNY. The dress above exudes both elegance and poise; Throw over a blazer and you’ll be ready for any board meeting.
4. Zalora – A variety of Cheongsams for every-body
Grace the gathering in this demure piece, Angelique Boutique’s Short Lace Cheongsam.
Zalora has always been a go-to for shopping for any occasion, including CNY. From designer brands, to house brands and local indie stores, Zalora has it all. Browse through different styles of Cheongsams and lunar new year themed clothing all on one app. As a CardsPal user, you also get access to a one-time 10% off + 5% cashback with the promo code. Find the promo code and link here. Time to chalk up some style points while saving up.
5. YeoMama Batik: Fusion Fun Cheongsam
Show up and strut a pose in this one, the Mingzhu Batik Cheongsam dress in blue pixels.
Wanna stand out from the crowd? These statement pieces are definitely for you if you love not-so-subtle details. YeoMama Batik, another local brand, has won the hearts of many Batik lovers due to that whimsical, retro aesthetics. Aside from Batik–inspired casual wear, you can also indulge yourself in their activewear, Ninja, which allows you to sweat in style.
With so many local designers putting a creative spin on the traditional Cheongsam, we are truly spoilt for choice! On a mission to find the prettiest Cheongsam of all? Here’s a summary of some others we found:
Who are your favourite Cheongsam crafters in Singapore? Let us know in the comment box below!
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