Our Ultimate Guide to CNY Fashion will have your whole fam sorted, mama. Fur real!
Chinese New Year begins Friday 15 February, mama! Between family reunions at all the best restaurants and school celebrations, it’s time to get your little ones’ CNY finery sorted. From pawsitively pupperific prints and mini cheongsams to houndsome looks for the whole fam (including dads!), we’ve rounded up our fave CNY fashion looks for 2018. With our style guide, your Year of the Dog looks are sure to earn you and the fam a resounding round of appaws (sorry)!
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You’ll find a cute puppy print romper for babies, but otherwise Le Petit Society is going subtle this year with their pastel “Gingko”, “Mandarin” and “Jade” series (we are totally coveting the simple Jade Ladies’ Dress with Sparrow Embroidery!). We also hear if you use the promo code LUNAR10 you’ll get a 10% discount off CNY 2018 collection purchases above $200!
Le Petit Society, www.lepetitsociety.com
Known for their adorable Matching Mommy & Me sets, Baby Pixie is always spot-on with their prints. This year we’re loving their colourful dogs and “Fortune Foxes” prints, though if you’re after something a bit more timeless, the Twinkle Twinkle Fortune Jars dress is oh-so pretty, and perfect for twinning.
Baby Pixie, www.babypixie.com
You won’t find many dog prints here, but this year’s CNY Collection, “Oriental Origami ‘18” features a wide variety of bright and vibrant prints in styles for the whole family, including cool playsuits for mamas, rompers for babies, and matching shirts for boys and their daddies. They’ve even got super-cute matching accessories like hair bows and barrettes.
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. And there’s some exciting news for 2018, too: this year’s collection has expanded to also cater to mamas, tweens and dads!
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. And a round of appaws for their beautiful accessories, including a cute doggie print tote bag.
Little Qipao, available online and at Takashimaya, Isetan (Scotts and nex), OG (Chinatown and Albert), and Tangs ViVo, www.littleqipao.com
Hurry mamas: some of these adorable, reversible dresses and rompers have already started selling out. We love the cute little dog silhouette on the nifty red scalloped background, along with the stylish one-shouldered jacquard dress. And seriously, how brilliant are reversible kids’ clothes?! You get two outfits in one!
Maison Q, available online and at Takshimaya, Motherswork, Robinsons, Privi Kids, Naiise, Keepers, Singapore Zoo, and The Playfair, www.maison-q.com
This boutique homegrown brand offers gorgeous pieces for the whole family, though their selection for mamas is particularly wow-worthy, with fashion-forward pieces like jumpsuits, shoulder cut-outs, and resort-style maxi dresses. (They even do custom pieces for nursing mamas – amazing!) All their fabrics are breathable, soft and kid-friendly. Definitely on the pricier side, but the quality shows!
The Missing Piece, www.iwantthemissingpiece.com
Hands (paws?) down our favourite Year-of-the-Dog-themed prints come from Sea Apple’s chic “WOOF!” collection for CNY 2018, which is filled with pieces for babies and little girls, all in cool cuts made from 100% certified GOTS organic cotton. If dogs aren’t your thang, they’ve got a beautiful range of solids and Liberty prints for girls, boys and babies. Does this Modern Samfu come in mama sizes?!
Sea Apple, www.seaappleshop.com
The adorable Spring ’18 collection may not have much in the way of traditional Chinoiserie, but there are pups aplenty, with super-cute dog-themed outfit options available for kiddos aged 0-16. The above-pictured puppy dress and overalls are our picks of the litter!
Lead image by Chubby Chubby