1. Floral Chiffon Shift Cheongsam, $31, from Mabel Dress
This dress is pure perfection! The straight cut of this dress will leave you looking taller and slimmer, while the silver buckles around the collar adds that extra bit of finesse to the overall outfit. The simple print along the hem of the dress is enough to add drama to finish.
2. Festive Flair Cheongsam Dress, $35, from Lily Pirates
This dress puts a modern twist on the traditional cheongsam. Made of lemon-yellow lace, this dress is bound to last beyond the lunar new year. You can wear this dress to work or even a casual get-together with family and friends. The bright yellow colour of this dress also helps you look fresher and younger.
3. Maylene Waterpaint Florals Cheongsam, $42.90, from Intoxiquette
This number features a flared skirt, allowing more freedom for movement and provides extra comfort as you go from house to house this Lunar New Year. The skirt’s high-waisted design also creates the illusion of having longer legs, so take advantage of it and pair this dress with heels to have slender looking gams.
4. Ciera Embroidered Floral Cheongsam, $49, from Love & Bravery
This cheongsam veers to the traditional side of the spectrum, but we love it. We are particularly drawn to this dress because of its colour combination, which features light pink flower petals set in place against a black background. This creates the perfect contrast for the floral design to stand out, so you can dial back on the rest of your accessories.
5. Yuna Embossed Cheongsam, $49, from Love & Bravery
This dress features concealed side pockets, making it the perfect dress for you if you don’t have many things to carry around with you. The drop waist detail, coupled with the soft pastel colour of this dress, creates a simple and feminine look that you can complement with pointy kitten heels and a simple bracelet.
6. Mandarin Collar Fit & Flare Dress, $59.90, from Zalora
The fitted top design creates the illusion of a smaller torso, while the flare skirt is perfect for hiding your belly after all the CNY feasting. The metallic colour of this dress also gives the impression of a more luxurious dress, so you have something to show off to your relatives!
7. Nora Cheongsam, $69.90, from Yacht 21
This printed cheongsam hugs your body at all the right places, accentuating your figure. The slits at the side of the dress creates a subtle sultry look, achieving the perfect balance between femininity and traditionalism without compromising on ease of movement. Pair this outfit with a nude pair of heels and lip colour, and you’ll surely wow the crowd!
8. Cobalt Batik Blouse, $96, from Joli Pretty
This top features a loose cut, allowing for movement and breathability amidst the busy and food-packing season. A unique top featuring traditional batik prints, this top is versatile and can match any skirt or pants you might have. If you’re feeling a little more casual, pair it with jeans or culottes and you’re good to go!
9. Lace Overlay Jumpsuit, $199, from Joli Pretty
This jumpsuit strays away from the conventional cheongsam, but that doesn’t make it any less covetable. Featuring a jumpsuit design with side pockets, it’s convenient and comfortable enough to get you through this hectic season. The asymmetrical top design creates a playful look, which is balanced out by the lace detailing on this outfit. To match the bright red outfit, swipe on some bright red lipstick to complete the look!
10. Peacock Fairy, $258, from The Happy Cheongsam
This piece stands out due to its fabulous design! The intricate peacock embroidery is hand stitched, and looks strikingly bold against the black base colour. Made of silk, this dress will surely make you look like a modern-day Chinese empress!
11. Beatriz Qipao, $359, from BLUM
A simple red silk cheongsam is the easiest and best way to welcome the Lunar New Year. This dress has a slim-fit cutting that will skim your body nicely. The latticework detailing at the chest area also elevates the simplicity of the design and adds visual interest.
12. Bronya Qipao, $389, from BLUM
This two-toned dress creates a lush and fresh look that’s reminiscent of nyonya kebayas. With its lace detailing at the hem and the bow around the waist, this dress is a classically elegant investment piece that you can wear to all your CNY appointments.