Don’t bacon the heat, stay cool in these well-designed cheongsams, dress shirts and more this CNY
Chinese New Year begins Tuesday, 5 February, mama! Between family reunions at all the best restaurants and school celebrations, it’s time to get your little ones’ CNY finery sorted. Ditch any boaring, fast fashion styles and instead look to sowper cute prints and designs from local brands in our list of top CNY fashion looks for 2019.
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This one’s for mamas who love a traditional look! Blum celebrates Chinese New Year 2019 with a new collection of their popular qipao, inspired by Singapore’s national flower, the Vanda Miss Joaquim, and Peranakan-style batik. The collection of 35 looks is filled with eye-catching 3D print effects, a bright and bold combination of colours and luxurious fabrics, including silk cotton, organza, satin, jacquard and lace.
The Nyonya Colours Chinese New Year 2019 Qipao Collection is available at Blum & Co’s stores in 100 AM Mall, Raffles City, Hitachi Tower, Novena Square and Thomson Plaza.
This boutique homegrown brand offers gorgeous looks for the whole family, though their selection for mamas is particularly wow-worthy, with fashion-forward pieces like rompers, shoulder-baring styles, modern cheongsams and and maxi dresses. (They even do custom pieces for special events – amazing!) Sizes go up to UK Size 16, and all their fabrics are breathable, soft and kid-friendly. On the pricier side, but the quality shows!
Chubby Chubby is known for their fun, quirky graphic prints that make their range well loved by children and the young at heart (anywhere that has coordinated looks for the whole fam gets high marks from us!). Every purchase of minimum $50 spent online at The Chubby Haus will entitle you to their specially-designed red packets! Limited quantities available.
Available at The Chubby Haus at Dempsey Hill, Tangs At Tang Plaza, Tangs At Vivocity and Liliewoods Social I12 Katong,
Chubby Chubby, www.chubbychubby.sg
Elly is a stalwart on our annual Cheongsam list, and with good reason – their prints are always playful and oh-so adorable on babies and kids. They’re big on clothes that are classic, chic and fun, yet comfortable enough for kids to run and play in. Plus we love the matching designs for older siblings, mamas, dads, and even grandparents!
The Elly Store, #02-29 Cluny Court, 501 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259760
Tel: (+65) 6466 8718, www.theellystore.com
The biggest stockist of CNY family fashions in Singapore, Little Qipao can kit out the whole fam in coordinating prints and colours. We particularly like their matching dresses for mamas and daughters, along with some cool pastels for papas. Props for the usage of fun colours and fanciful designs, away from the usual Traditional Chinese outfits!
We’re so excited for Luna and Moon’s first Spring Lunar New Year collection! Titled “Oriental Spring” the range is inspired by bright colours, floral and traditional prints. Sizes range from 6 months to 10 years old, so there’s definitely a piece for every kiddo. Sibling twinning sets are also available!
Image via Kai Lian of Trouve Photography
Hands (hooves?) down the most stylish pieces are coming from Sea Apple’s chic This Was Once An Orchard collection for CNY 2019 (you had us at palm print!), which is filled with pieces for babies, little girls and boys, all in cool cuts made from 100% certified GOTS organic cotton.
The adorable Spring ’19 collection may not have much in the way of traditional Chinoiserie, but there are piggies aplenty, with super-cute pig-themed outfit options available for kiddos aged 0-16. The above-pictured pig-print tee and onesie are our picks of the bunch!
Lead image via Seed Heritage