Happy Lunar New Year! Feels hard coming back to reality after the whole weekend of feasting, isn’t it?

Here’s sharing my two cheongsam outfits during the Chinese New Year festivities. I have been trying to experiment other designs rather than the tried and tested sleeveless and flare contemporary dresses that are now getting very mainstream.

I went for a full red almost-traditional cut cheongsam dress, thinking that there’s only one period in the year where we could dress up like a humungous red packet (angbao). My motto for the day: GO RED OR GO HOME!


Dress: Lark and Peony “The Princess” in Crimson, with Shippo Accent | Clutch: Dylan’s Candy Bar x LeSportSac Gumball Clutch| Shoes: Lucy Choi London | Lips: Dior Fluid Stick in Artifice

The Princess is made of stretchy fabric, therefore the dress was very fitted on me, and I received queries whether I specially had this dress tailor-made! I wanted to go for a more quirky look and by accident, I realised that the candy prints on my LeSportSac clutch did sort of match with the Shippo prints on the Obi belt!

I contemplated whether to go with pink pumps (and matching pink lipstick), but that pairing didn’t seem to go as well as gold pumps.


For Day 2 of Chinese New Year, I opted for another fitted dress from Lark and Peony. This design, with printed panels at the shoulder and the side, looks more elegant and sophisticated. I was wondering if I should go with the flow and not distort the quiet beauty of this dress.


Dress: The HsihShih from Lark and Peony | Shoes: Zara | Clutch: BCBGMaxAzria | Lips: NARS Jungle Red


This dress (and look) is perfect for formal occasions, such as to the office, or meeting your clients at work (for Lo Hei lunch?). And perhaps, meet the parents too.

I have no guts to match these cheongsam dresses with sneakers or brogues (ala HerWorldPlus) but perhaps I would match this dress with more casual or fun accessories in future. Any suggestion how I could match it? Do share!

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