Modern qipaos in Singapore for Chinese New Year 2019
Image adapted from: MGP Label, MGP Label, Lovet
Some might say that the only time cheongsams are relevant is during the Chinese New Year period, where all the florals and red clothing make an appearance - but that’s not entirely true. This year, get yourself a stylish modern cheongsam, and you can wear it throughout the year for any occasion, whether for work or a date.
Instead of travelling to Chinatown and spending hours browsing in person, you can shop for this year’s modern CNY OOTD at our local blogshops and get it delivered straight to your doorstep in just a few clicks.
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LeChic has no shortage of pretty midi cheongsam dresses, like the Femme Chinoise Midi Dress ($33.90). With soft pastel colours and a festively-floral design, get these dresses in burgundy red, dusty pink, jade floral or white floral.
Alternatively, consider their cheongsam-style rompers that come with traditional collars and lace details. The Thread of the Orient Embroidered Romper ($33.90) is both practical and stylish, and is easy to move around in during the hectic time of house visits and running around after your young kids.
Thread of the Orient Embroidered Romper (Burgundy Red)
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2. The Closet Lover
Sleeves, spaghetti straps, and cold-shoulder sleeves - The Closet Lover has every sort of cutting you could think of. The Delfina Floral Printed Cold Shoulder Dress ($39.90) will let you show off your toned shoulders, while the Kamila Skater Qipao ($40.90) combines both the traditional mandarin collar and skater skirt. Make sure that you do a twirl for that gorgeous #OOTD!
Left: Germana Printed Qipao ($42.90) Right: Ainsley Floral Printed Dropwaist Dress ($42.90)
Image credit: @theclosetlover
If you’re looking for cheongsams with a slim, body-hugging fit , Carrislabella is the right place to start. Their designs vary in necklines and slit styles, so you can pick based on the amount of skin you’re comfortable showing off.
Unlike the usual cheongsams with slits that may cut higher, the Pink Floral Side Slit Cheongsam Dress ($35), has two strips of fabric that hold the slit together. This way, you won’t accidentally reveal too much. There’s also the Embroidered Lace Cheongsam Dress ($32) with a peek-a-boo neckline, with feminine white lace detailing joining the mandarin collar to the bodice.
Shine in this Porcelain Slit Cheongsam Dress ($27) with patterns that resemble what you see on fine china. If you’re not pantang, get the Classic Black Cheongsam Dress ($32) for an understated look, with Chinese knot buttons along the neckline.
Shi Jia Cheongsam Dress
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SuperGurl will be right up the alley of those girls who love clothes with bright prints. The Shi Jia Cheongsam Dress ($39.90) is like a piece of art come to life, with floral prints that look as though they’ve been painstakingly painted on by brush.
Candice Removable Collar Lace Dress
Image credit: Supergurl
Alternatively, opt the Candice Removable Collar Lace Dress ($9.90), that is currently on sale (U.P. $35.90). If you’d rather not don a mandarin collar on normal days, good news - the one on this dress is detachable, so you can wear this look on date night too.
5. MGP Label
Do away with the usual cheongsams this year and opt for the ones at MGP The Label. The Porcelain Floral Cheongsam ($42) has a fitting top that comes with festive floral designs while the pleated skater-skirt will keep you comfortable.
Hana Jacquard Cheongsam in Yellow ($41)
Image credit: MGP Label
6. Love & Bravery
Go #GirlBoss style this year with a Love & Bravery jumpsuit that retains all the elegance a cheongsam would have. The detachable collar on the Celinna Flutter Sleeve Jumpsuit ($45) in Grey, Pink, and White allows for greater versatility. If you’re looking for a similar style without sleeves, the Adrie Contrast Button Cheongsam Jumpsuit ($45) may be just what you need.
Celinna Flutter Sleeve Jumpsuit w/ detachable collar and Adrie Contrast Button Cheongsam Jumpsuit
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The Jenay Batik Print Flutter Sleeve Cheongsam ($48), available in blue and white, has been highly popular for good reason. It’s got a vibrant tropical print and the flutter sleeves add a feminine touch.
Jenay Batik Print Flutter Sleeve Cheongsam
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Grab an Aurelia Oriental Embroidery Mesh Romper ($36.90) from Lovet, a perfect blend of casual and chic. The dainty lace embroidery at the top adds texture to the simple outfit.
If dresses are more your thing, consider the Estelle Mandarin Collar Layered Dress ($34.90), with a flowy skirt ending perfectly by your knees.
Estelle Mandarin Collar Layered Dress (Left: Lilac Grey, Right: Wine)
Image credit: Lovet
The Huan Zhu Mandarin Embroidery Fit-N-Flare Cheongsam ($43.90) from NeonMello has a floral top with a keyhole neckline, that pairs with a flared skirt that is simple and flattering.
Other flared cheongsams on NeonMello include the Huat Fleura Panel Mandarin Dress ($43.90), with patterns diagonally across one shoulder and along the hemline.
Huat Fleura Panel Mandarin Dress (Left: Magenta/Blush, Right: Navy Blue)
Image credit: NeonMello.
Gorgeous florals are what you’d find at Fayth. Contrasting colours of navy and red come together in the Chinois Jacquard Cheongsam ($47.90) that your relatives are sure to be admired. Talk about being a walking piece of art!
Chinois Jacquard Cheongsam
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Another floral option with more muted colours would be the Asie Jacquard Cheongsam ($49.90) that has a flowy skirt. The looser fit of the dress means that you don’t have to worry about food babies or anything unwanted revealed this year!
Asie Jacquard Cheongsam
Image credit: Fayth
To ombre-lovers out there, the Genie in a Bottle Cheongsam Dress ($38) in Ocean from Lilypirates will be perfect for you. The darker blue shades focused on the centre of the cheongsam will give a slimming effect right where you need it after bingeing on too much bak kwa.
Genie in a Bottle Cheongsam Dress (Ocean)
Image credit: Lilypirates
Their fresh-looking Order of the Phoenix Cheongsam Dress in Jade ($35) features two embroidered phoenixes near the collar, giving the simple dress special detail. Or opt for the Picture Perfect Cheongsam Dress ($52), which has a triangular slit down the front instead of the usual side-slit.
Get your CNY 2019 cheongsam online in Singapore
Chinese New Year can be an endless list of to-dos for some, with angbaos, food and many different outfits to coordinate. Cut away the stress by ordering the perfect cheongsam online that can be used again throughout the year.
Regardless of how much you eat or how perfect of an outfit you put together for the day, we wish you a great holiday and for much prosperity ahead for the new year!