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11 Online Stores To Shop For New CNY Dresses & Tees Besides Your Usual Cheongsams

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It’ll soon be that time of the year again, with steamboat dinners, lou hei, and reunions with all our relatives and friends. For the ladies who want to keep it lowkey without the usual cheongsam or qipao, but still dress to impress, there are new CNY clothes out there that offer a sleek spin while still giving you festive new year vibes. 

We’ve even found options for those who want to match with their whole fam or SOs. From mahjong couple tees to “Bao Huat” leisurewear sets, here are local online stores to usher in the dragon year in style.


1. Le Petit Society – Vibrant, colourful prints for adults & kids



Image adapted from: @lepetitsociety via Instagram, Le Petit Society via Facebook

There’s nothing wrong with wanting to go loud and colourful during CNY – it is the festive season, after all. And happy occasions should be marked with vibrancy and lots of pretty family photos. Le Petit Society has a CNY collection that will guarantee all of that with its wide selection of shirts, dresses, playsuits, and tops.


Image adapted from: @lepetitsociety via Instagram

Each design comes in sizes ranging from toddlers to adults. Parents will squeal in delight upon seeing the cute baby rompers (from $48) and bubble dresses (from $62) featuring floral prints, lace, and tulles. 

Shop from Le Petit Society.


2. The Tinsel Rack – CNY-themed graphic tees



Personali-Tees in various designs ($27.90).

Image adapted from: The Tinsel Rack

No matter the occasion, there will always be a handful of folks who enjoy rocking minimalist fits and streetwear. Luckily, The Tinsel Rack has got that covered with their casual CNY tees. 

With their matching leisurewear sets and graphic tees with cute CNY-themed doodles, you can run away from the stress of dressing up while still staying on theme when you meet your family and friends this time around. 

Shop from The Tinsel Rack.


3. The Closet Lover – Vintage-style midis



Midi dresses from $59.90.
Image adapted from: The Closet Lover

These days, wearing clothes that look straight outta grandma’s closet is what seems to be in trend – after all, going vintage has been picking up these past few years. The Closet Lover borrows oldies-but-goldies classics such as long lace midis and pleated dresses to give you that “old soul” look this CNY.

Shop from The Closet Lover.


4. Love & Bravery – Modern cheongsam styles



Image adapted from: Love & Bravery, @loveandbravery via Instagram

Trends may come and go, but there will be some who still have a soft spot for the usual traditional Chinese costumes. With Love & Bravery’s CNY catalogue, you’ll find classic cheongsam styles reworked into elegant modern fits, timelessly bringing together old and new.

From textured midi dresses (from $49.90) to understated knitted cheongsam tops (from $38), the collection is effortlessly chic while still retaining certain oriental elements in the designs.

Shop from Love & Bravery.


5. Blum & Co – Modern Cheongsam for work


Blum & Co just released a modern Cheongsam collection for office wear. And your wardrobe called us to say you should get in on it.


The Blum collection uses a light & airy silk fabric to get you from day to night.

Image adapted from: Blum & Co

TBH, we’re living for these effortlessly polished pieces. They come in classic Singapore motifs such as Merlion and MBS, as well as batik and orchid prints inspired by Peranakan culture. Plus, the vibrant colour palette, lace sleeves, and side slit are all you need to go big and bold at the office beyond CNY.

Shop from Blum & Co.


6. Dear Lyla – Cute bohemian prints



Hana Kimono  Wrap Top ($37.90).
Image credit: Dear Lyla

Certain fashion trends come and go, but dainty prints will always remain a CNY classic. Be it in a styled romper or mini dress, Dear Lyla’s timeless and festive designs will surely have you feeling and looking sophisticated – perfect if you’re meeting the future in-laws. 

What’s better, Dear Lyla’s clothes are versatile enough to be worn post-CNY, so you don’t have to worry about wearing fancy “CNY clothes” during the off-season!

Shop from Dear Lyla.


7. Anticlockwise – Pastels & easy-to-wear designs



Square Neck Flowy Dress ($47.90) and Thick Strap Swing Top ($35.90).
Image adapted from: Anticlockwise

Bringing a subtle, adorable flair to their pieces, Anticlockwise has adorable Year of the Dragon prints on their range of dresses and tops. Do note that the collection is selling out fast, though there is a waiting list for those that don’t make a purchase in time.


Image credit: Anticlockwise

A cute mini bag ($15.90) is also available to easily bring along some oranges to bai nian to elders.

Shop from Anticlockwise.


8. Dressed In Gabe – Cute festive outfits for the whole family


Kids’ clothes are priced from $35.
Image credit: Dressedingabe via Facebook

Nothing screams enthusiasm for a festive holiday like a family in a full CNY ensemble. The collection from Dressed In Gabe includes adult wear and matching clothes for kids of all ages. 

Toddlers 3 years and below can dress up in rompers, playsuits or baby-collared shirts while those slightly older have dresses and shirts for their sizes too. 

Families looking to celebrate in a more casual fashion can choose to don the Mahjong Dragon Pong unisex tees ($39 for adults, $35 for kids) and call it a day.

Shop from Dressed In Gabe.


9. Love, Bonito – Mummy & me matching sets



Image adapted from: Love, Bonito via Facebook, @lovebonito via Instagram

In Singapore’s hot and humid weather, comfort is key. Marrying comfort and style, Love, Bonito’s matching mummy and me sets will still ensure you and the little one look put together for CNY visiting. We’re not excluding multiple generations, either.

In fact, these clothes can even be used long after CNY is over. We say they make for very cute pics.

Shop from Love, Bonito.


10. Modparade – Matching couple & pet sets



CNY-themed prints even for Pet Capes ($20.90).
Image adapted from: @modparade via Instagram

You might think that loud graphic prints are hard to match, but not at Modparade

The label’s CNY collection this year offers a range of elegantly designed fits from peplum tops to midi dresses, all with CNY motifs to manifest every bit of luck possible. Plus, there are matching collars for your furry friends.

Shop from Modparade.


11. MFW Store – Matching tees for you & your SO



Fortune Cat Adult Tee and Mahjong Adult Tee at $19.90.

Image adapted from: MFW Store

We all dread that moment when our relatives come to us with the “Getting married yet or not?” questions. Without thinking too far into the future, of course, MFW Store offers you CNY-themed couple tees to help you with your answers. 

Whether it’s about how love is “east south north west” or how your one true love might be buying TOTO, perhaps these couple tees can help thwart those burning kaypoh questions. Psst… you can also enjoy 15% off past CNY collections by quoting <CNY15>.

Shop from MFW Store.


Bonus: Refash – Thrifted floral pieces below $20



Green floral skate dress ($9.90) and Floral Print Romper ($9.90).
Image adapted from: Refash

If you’re looking to save the cash for other endeavours this year, look no further than Refash where you can get a stylish outfit for CNY on a budget. As Singapore’s largest online thrift store, you’ll find secondhand pieces from local brands at Refash that are still in tip-top shape.

Think brands such as The Closet Lover, The Stage Walk, and Hervelvetvase. Not only do you get to enjoy prices much lower than the original, but you’ll also be extending the shelf life of these clothes and championing sustainable fashion.

Shop from Refash.


Shop for new CNY-themed clothes this year

Whether you’re one to make a grand fashion statement or are just hoping for a simple style put together, dressing up with brand new loot is still a treat. So whether you decide to go with chic fortune cat prints or elegant modern cheongsams, spice up your wardrobes and ring in the Year of the Dragon in style.

Get ready for Chinese New Year with our other guides:


Cover image adapted from: The Tinsel Rack, @modparade & @loveandbravery via Instagram
Originally published on 18th January 2022. Last updated by Aditi Kashyap on 26th January 2024.

Stephanie Anne Long

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