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10 Online Stores To Shop For New CNY Dresses & Tees Besides Your Usual Cheongsams

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It’ll soon be that time of the year again, with steamboat dinners, lou hei, and reunions with all our relatives and friends. For the ladies who want to keep it lowkey without the usual cheongsam or qipao, but still dress to impress, there are new CNY clothes out there that offer a sleek spin while still giving you festive new year vibes. 

We’ve even found options for those who want to match with their whole fam or SOs. From mahjong couple tees to “Bao Huat” leisurewear sets, here are 9 local online stores to usher in the rabbit year in style.

1. Dear Lyla – Cute bohemian prints

Dear Lyla hana kimono romperHana Kimono Colourblock Romper ($43.90).Image credit: Dear Lyla

Certain fashion trends come and go, but dainty prints will always remain a CNY classic. Be it in a styled romper or mini dress, Dear Lyla’s timeless and festive designs will surely have you feeling and looking sophisticated – perfect if you’re meeting the future in-laws. 

Dear lyla yuko wrap topYuko Kimono Wrap Top ($35.90).Image credit: Dear Lyla

What’s better, Dear Lyla’s clothes are versatile enough to be worn post-CNY, so you don’t have to worry about wearing fancy “CNY clothes” during the off-season!

Dear Lyla website

2. The Tinsel Rack – CNY-themed graphic tees

The Tinsel Rack bao hua shortsBao Huat Shorts ($34.90).Image credit: The Tinsel Rack

No matter the occasion, there will always be a handful of folks who enjoy rocking minimalist fits and streetwear. Luckily, The Tinsel Rack has got that covered with their casual CNY tees. 

The Tinsel Rach CNY graphic teesHuat’s Good Tee ($27.90) and Good Luck Club Tee ($27.90).Image adapted from: The Tinsel Rack, The Tinsel Rack

With their matching leisurewear sets and graphic tees with cute CNY-themed doodles, you can run away from the stress of dressing up while still staying on theme when you meet your family and friends this time around. 

The Tinsel Rack website

3. The Closet Lover – Vintage midis & ruffles dresses

The Closet Lover hallie midi dressHallie Midi Dress ($27.95).Image Credit:  The Closet Lover

These days, wearing clothes that look straight outta grandma’s closet is what seems to be in trend – after all, going vintage has been picking up these past few years. The Closet Lover borrows oldies-but-goldies classics such as long lace midis and pleated dresses to give you that “old soul” look this CNY.

The Closet Lover vintage dressesChantelle Ruffles Maxi Dress ($27.95) and Blair Midi Skirt ($23.45).Image adapted from: The Closet Lover, The Closet Lover

The Closet Lover website

4. Love & Bravery – Modern cheongsam styles

Love & Bravery modern cheongsamYara Floral Textured Sheath Midi Cheongsam ($55).Image credit: Love & Bravery

Trends may come and go, but there will be some who still have a soft spot for the usual traditional Chinese costumes. With Love & Bravery’s CNY catalogue, you’ll find classic cheongsam styles reworked into elegant modern fits, timelessly bringing together old and new.

Love & Bravery modern cheongsam topKendall Flutter Sleeve Cheongsam Top ($42) and Cabele Sparrow Jacquard Shorts ($39.90).Image credit: Love & Bravery

From textured midi dresses to understated jacquard shorts, the collection is effortlessly chic while still retaining certain oriental elements in the designs.

Love & Bravery website

5. Blum & Co – Modern Cheongsam for work

Blum & Co just released a modern Cheongsam collection for office wear. And your wardrobe called us to say you should get in on it.

CNY-clothesThe Blum collection uses a light & airy silk fabric to get you from day to night.Image credit: Blum & Co

TBH, we’re living for these effortlessly polished pieces. They come in classic Singapore motifs such as Merlion and MBS, as well as batik and orchid prints inspired by Peranakan culture. Plus, the vibrant color palette, lace sleeves, and side slit are all you need to go big and bold at the office beyond CNY.

Blum & Co website

6. Anticlockwise – Pineapple print embroidery

Anticlockwise CNY pineapple setPuff Sleeve Top in Pineapple ($35.90) & Pocket Shorts in Pineapple ($34.90).Image credit: Anticlockwise

Bringing a subtle, adorable flair to their pieces, Anticlockwise has adorable and detailed pineapple prints embroidered on their range of white dresses, tops and shorts. Other patterns such as the classic daisy collection are also available. Do note that the collection is selling out fast, though there is a waiting list for those that don’t make a purchase in time.

Anticlockwise CNY family setImage credit: @anticlockwisesg

Though their outfits may lean towards the pricier end, all embroideries are sewn by hand, making it all the more worth it. A little floral print dumpling bag ($20.90) is also available to easily bring along some oranges to bai nian to elders.

Anticlockwise website

7. Dressed In Gabe – Cute festive outfits for the whole family

Dresssed in Gabe CNY family setKids’ clothes are priced at $48.Image credit: @dressedingabe 

Nothing screams enthusiasm for a festive holiday like a family in a full CNY ensemble. The collection from Dressed In Gabe includes adult wear and matching clothes for kids of all ages. 

Toddlers 3 years and below can dress up in rompers, playsuits or baby-collared shirts while those slightly older have dresses and shirts for their sizes too. 

Dressed in Gabe fam tees for CNYImage credit: Dressed In Gabe 

Families looking to celebrate in a more casual fashion can choose to don the Relaxed Fortune Bunny unisex tees ($39 for adults, $35 for kids) and call it a day.

Dressed In Gabe website

8. Love, Bonito – Mummy & me matching sets

Love Bonito mummy and me CNY setsImage adapted from: Love, Bonito, Love, Bonito 

In Singapore’s hot and humid weather, comfort is key. Marrying comfort and style, Love, Bonito’s matching mummy and me sets will still ensure you and the little one look put together for CNY visiting.

There are rompers ($59 for adults, $45 for kids) and jumpsuits ($75 for adults, $39 for kids) in vibrant hues such as lilac and orange. In fact, these clothes can even be used long after CNY is over.

Love Bonito unisex CNY shirtsImage adapted from: Love, Bonito

Couples choosing to go matchy matchy this CNY, can opt for the unisex shirts ($59) in floral prints that come in pink and blue. We say they make for cute pics.

Love, Bonito website

9. Modparade – Matching couple & pet sets

Modparade mahjong couple shirtsOakleigh Shirt – Mahjong ($38.90) and Pawparade Bandana – Mahjong ($17.90).Image adapted from: Modparade, Modparade

You might think that loud graphic prints are hard to match, but not at Modparade

Modparade bunny dressPoppy Dress – Bunnies ($58.90)Image credit: Modparade

The label’s CNY collection this year offers a range of elegantly designed fits from peplum tops to midi dresses, all with CNY motifs such as bunnies, mahjong tiles, and koi fish – all to manifest every bit of luck possible. Plus, there are matching bandanas for your furry friends.

Modparade website

10. MFW Store – Matching tees for you & your SO

MFW Store fortune cat teesFortune Cat Adult Tee ($32.90).Image credit: MFW Store

We all dread that moment when our relatives come to us with the “Getting married yet or not?” questions. Without thinking too far into the future, of course, MFW Store offers you CNY-themed couple tees to help you with your answers. 

MFW Store mahjong teesMahjong Adult Tee ($32.90).Image credit: MFW Store

Whether it’s about how love is “east south north west” or how your one true love might be buying TOTO, perhaps these couple tees can help thwart those burning kaypoh questions.

MFW Store website

Bonus: Refash – Thrifted floral pieces below $20

Refash The Stage Walk dressThe Stage Walk White Floral Ruffled Empire Midi Dress ($15.90).Image credit: Refash

If you’re looking to save the cash for other endeavours this year, look no further than Refash where you can get a stylish outfit for CNY on a budget. As Singapore’s largest online thrift store, you’ll find secondhand pieces from local brands at Refash that are still in tip-top shape.

Refash The Closet Lover dressThe Closet Lover Fern Floral Print Ruffled Midi Dress ($17.90).Image credit: Refash

Think brands such as The Closet Lover, The Stage Walk, and Hervelevetvase. Not only do you get to enjoy prices much lower than the original, but you’ll also be extending the shelf life of these clothes and championing sustainable fashion.

Refash website

Shop for new CNY-themed clothes this year

Whether you’re one to make a grand fashion statement or are just hoping for a simple style put together, dressing up with brand new loot is still a treat. So whether you decide to go with chic fortune cat prints or elegant modern cheongsams, spice up your wardrobes and ring in the Year of the Tiger in style.

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Cover image adapted from: The Tinsel Rack, Love & Bravery, ModparadeOriginally published on 18th January 2022. Last updated by Aditi Kashyap on 11th January 2023.


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