This is part 2 and final instalment of the Chinese New Year 2015 edition. If you have yet to start shopping for your Chinese New Year outfit, there’s still time. You may wish to refer to my previous posts here and here.


Image from Ong Shunmugam Facebook Page.

1. Ong Shunmugam

I believe in Singapore’s landscape, Ong Shunmugam has probably rose the standard of designs for contemporary cheongsam dresses. If you have not seen her past collections, do check out my previous blogposts on her designs.

For Chinese New Year season, Ong Shunmugam has released some signature cheongsams, which are different from her seasonal collection. These signature dresses are stocked in sizes UK 6 to 14, but in limited quantity.


Having seen samples of Ong Shunmugam’s dresses, they are incredibly well-made and elegant. Prices range from S$399 and up. They are able to provide alteration services at their Atelier at Hong Leong Building, so I suggest you pay them a visit to try on and experience the dresses if you are interested.

2. Dustbunny Vintage


If you are in love with vintage dresses, you might be able to find some one-of-its-kind cheongsams or dress with mandarin fashion elements at Dustbunny Vintage! The above two pieces are sold-out, so the best way is to pay a visit at their storefront at Bukit Purmei Road to get the first dibs. Owner Pia has a great sense of fashion – she is the model of the dresses shown above – and will be able to share with you tips on how to accessorise and rock these vintage goodies.

3. Zalora


For the budget-conscious ladies out there, you may consider the exclusive Chinese New Year collection from Zalora, which features affordable mandarin-inspired pieces. The 3 pieces selected from their collection feature a wee mandarin collar, yet add a modern and trendy twist to the traditional cheongsams. Zalora also offers a same-day delivery option so this may be a good option for last minute panic shopping!

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