Looking for the most adorable Cheongsams or Chinoiserie kids’ clothes for Chinese New Year, mama? We’ve rounded up our Top 10 faves in Singapore!
Goodbye reindeer, hello monkeys! Christmas suddenly feels like a distant memory with Chinese New Year now less than a month away, mamas. If you haven’t gotten your outfits sorted yet, we’ve picked our favourite cheongsams and kids’ clothes for little ones to look fab this year, including some fresh new brands making their debut this season. Liberty prints + tulle = does it come in my size?!
Created by a Singaporean mama who picked up sewing during a stint in London, these gorgeous pieces for little girls come in four sizes and feature exclusive prints sourced from London and Japan. We personally can’t get enough of Liberty prints, and love the idea of putting that Western twist on a traditional cheongsam. Plus, what little girl wouldn’t go crazy for a pretty tulle skirt?
Dresses start at $48, www.littleojyo.net
3. Urban Li’l
In addition to cute Milestone stickers, blankets, and other fun items for the home, this new Singapore brand has got a sweet collection of cheongsams and rompers in pretty prints and pastels (we are obsessed with “The Sophie” and so wish it came in Mama sizes!).
Prices from $49, www.urbanlil.com
If ever there’s the perfect time for Mommy & Me fashions, it’s during family-centric Chinese New Year! Howard & Mommy has not only got pretty print dresses for mamas, but a super wide selection of dresses and two-piece separates for both boys and girls, ranging from frilly tulle dresses and satin suits to unisex cotton that can stand up to a hard session at the playground.
Prices from $22, www.howardmommy.com
This is another site with fab options that’ll have the whole fam coordinated! With everything from baby rompers, to boys’ Bermuda shorts, to hip jumpsuits and tops for mamas in absolutely stunning prints with just the right amount of pop, Chubby Chubby can totally be the one-stop shop for mamas short on time!
Prices from $29.90, www.chubbychubby.sg
Each year homegrown brand Elly’s CNY collection is hotly anticipated, and then seems to fly off the shelves. With such gorgeous, colourful prints that coordinate beautifully without feeling too matchy-matchy, it’s little wonder! Elly gives little boys plenty to choose from with shorts, tees, and smart little button-down shirts – even mamas can get in on the action! – but we can’t help but adore their wide range of cheongsams and rompers for both babies and little girls.
Prices from $45, www.ellyloves.com
7. Mixôn Minis
This cool new brand is also specialising in Mommy & Me looks, with bold colours and fabrics that will totally hold up throughout the year (love those sleeveless blouses for mamas paired with high-waisted shorts!).
This brand founded by Spanish mamas produces beautifully detailed little pieces in Singapore-appropriate fabrics like linen and cotton. We’d rarely say this about kids’ clothes but the cheongsams are simply and timelessly elegant!
9. Baby Pixie
What would the Year of the Monkey be without a super-fun monkey print? Baby Pixie also offers a wide range of little girls’ dresses, shirts and shorts for little boys, and even a few Mommy & Me looks.
Prices from $28, www.babypixie.com
10. Petit Treasure
With some really bold Chinois shirts for toddlers and little boys and a nice selection of cheongsams for both toddlers and big girls (ages 1 to 8), Petit Treasure is definitely another collection to keep on speed dial when refreshing the CNY wardrobe, mama!
Prices from $50, www.petittreasure.com
Bonus: Sea Apple
This brand new Singapore label for children 0-6 is seriously chic, mama. We love the simple, elegant “Jade” (above right) in cotton linen, and the gorgeous limited-edition “Sophie” dress (can’t get enough of those Liberty prints!). But really we’d like to order one of each style, please, from the preppy “Peony” to the slightly avant garde (yes, for toddlers!) “Rebecca“.
Prices from $59.90, www.seaappleshop.com
We’d like to wish you a prosperous New Year that is totally bananas (in a good way), mama!