Is anyone waiting for my latest Cheongsam post?

I have been about this topic since 2010 and thereafter, so many new cheongsam stores and new designs have sprouted!

Whilst you are too spoilt for choice, do take a look at some of my picks for 2016 Chinese New Year season.

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1. Printed cheongsam mod dress from Mishanfushi (Taobao store) – S$154 

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2. Short sleeve cheongsam dress from Mishanfushi – S$175

Who said you have to look tai-tai or “matrony” in cheongsam? Mishanfushi, a Chinese designer with presence in Taobao/Tmall showcases various modern and contemporary dresses featuring the ubiquitous mandarin collar, coupled with vibrant, playful prints. Such dresses are not common amongst the cheongsam stores that have evolved in Singapore, and you’ll definitely stand out this festive season.

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3. Scuba cheongsam dress with matching crop jacket – S$65

Another gem found on Taobao – a printed cheongsam dress that comes with a matching crop jacket. At the price of S$65, it’s like getting 2 items for the price of one, since you could rock the crop jacket on its own.

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4. Crop cheongsam culotte set from Ong Shunmugam – Price unavailable

This season I am loving such matching crop set! Looks perfectly great and comfortable for house visiting.

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5. A-line dress from Lark & Peony – S$188

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6. Cheongsam top and high waisted skirt ensemble from Lark & Peony – S$288

This year saw many new interesting design launches from Lark & Peony. I like the idea of the A-line dress, which looks perfectly legit for Saturday brunch. The cheongsam-top and high-waisted skirt ensemble is also unique and you could get a lot of mileage from this set – you could pair the top with a pair skinny jeans, and the skirt is of such decent hemline that it is suitable for the office! While many designs are sold out on the website, the store is currently accepting backorder requests.

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7. Yacht 21 matching cheongsam top and printed shorts – S$49.90 for the top and S$55.90 for the shorts

This is the outfit for Day 2 or weekend house visiting where you are chilling at your relatives’ place for steamboat or mahjong. Fitting for the festivity, yet comfortable enough to lounge around .

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8. Zalora Jacquard Mandarin Collar Dress – S$52.90

This is the occasion to Go Red or Go Home! Definitely a valid occasion to be dressed in a sexy red dress with such a playful skirt. Match it with a pair of white sneakers to exude some sporty chic vibes.

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9. Printed Mandarin Collar Cut-out dress from Clover Canyon – S$297

I recall seeing some printed dresses with Mandarin collar from US label Clover Canyon last year but it seems that they did not continue with this design for their latest collection. Nonetheless, you could consider the above off-season piece with interesting cutout details that still relevant this year. Of course, you may need to refrain from the bak kwa and pineapple tarts in order to maintain that beautiful toned waist.

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10. Silk Caftan Dress with Mandarin Collar from Tory Burch – S$792

This breezy piece boasts a lovely vintage floral print with a neat little Mandarin collar. It adds on some resort feel to our traditional festival – and if you are celebrating Chinese New Year by the sea or at a beach resort, this dress would be absolutely brilliant!

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