Last minute shopping: Affordable cheongsams to buy for Chinese New Year


With Chinese Lunar New Year just around the corner, many of us are making plans to celebrate this auspicious festival.

Across the country, there will be hundreds of events to go to, thousands of people to meet, and millions of memories to be made. That being said, considering it’s going to be a big one, I think we should glam it up a bit, don’t you?

We’ve gathered some of the trendiest, dresses, jumpsuits and cheongsam for children and women that are also reasonably priced so you can save money too, this New Year.


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Mandarin Collar Tulip-Hem Dress SGD39.90

This classy mandarin collar tulip dress is beautifully crafted from fine red polyester. Paired stunningly with golden earrings to complement both yourself and the dress.

The delicate black detail laid across the chest is that of a stem and leaves reaching from the underarm on the right side to the centre, beneath the collar.

The dress fits regularly and swoops from a high waistline into two pleated tulip hems, taking shape over the thighs and the centre sitting slightly off, much like that of a flower.

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Lace Panel Mandarin Collar Shift Dress - SGD34.90

Sticking with the theme of red, the slightly more conservative but just as drop-dead gorgeous is the lace panel mandarin collar shift dress. It’s constructed with a straight hem across the bottom of the dress and the shoulders are covered in a beautiful lace that peeks over the upper arm.

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Megane Red Romance Felicia Embroidery Lace Cheongsam Blue - was SGD63.90 NOW SGD44.73

There are many factors in what makes a dress complement the owner. From colour, shape and size to even style, that is why we are going to diverse our suggestions.

Starting with this floral embroidered cheongsam, the pattern is carried across the body with only a slick black waistband dividing. Two symmetrical floral prints embroidered on the front, leaves the wearer beaming with luck.

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Little Kooma Baby Girl Voile splicing CNY Cheongsam Dress - SGD35

If you plan on bringing your newborn out, look no further; this adorable little cheongsam dress is the perfect outfit for any newborn. The cute bowtie and the subtle pink blue and white theme bring an overload of cuteness.

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Little Kooma Chiffon Cheongsam dress White Top and Blue, White and Orange Skirt - SGD40

This multi-coloured cheongsam suits any child under the age of three. The bright colours suit the theme of a lunar New Year while also being quite playful with the addition of a flowing skirt.

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Little Kooma Girls CNY Splicing Voile Embroidered Cheongsam Dress - SGD45.90

Another must-have traditional girls’ cheongsam dress for the Chinese New Year occasion.

This sweet design is crafted with a modern print over the waist with a pattern of a koi between two floral patterns. The sleeves are tinted blue, pairing softly with the pink skirt.

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Pomelo Floral Surplice Wrap Dress in Red - SGD44

The traditional yet bold kimono styled wrapped dress is a glamorous way to catch an eye.

Specs of white are scattered across the background while in the foreground, there are floral plants along with the tinted blue lining surrounding each detail, leaving the dress looking authentic and timeless.

The dress can be tied across the front approximately just above the waist with a string, frayed at the end for hints of details.

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Bove by Spring Maternity Alda Woven Sleeveless Cheongsam Lace Top Fuchsia - was SGD49.90 NOW SGD32.44

Just because you’re pregnant, it doesn’t mean you should have to miss out on dressing in a Cheongsam and feeling glamorous.

The sleeveless lace is fastened together at the dignified mandarin collar with a Chinese frog button. The top is designed to grasp and emphasise every step of your pregnancy.

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Frog Knot Keyhole Sleeveless Top in Red - SGD24

Sometimes, less is more - simplicity speaks louder than complication with this sleeveless top in red.

The traditional rich red makes this a timeless hit that will always be a viable go-to option when choosing an outfit.

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Pomelo Cami Frog Button Jumpsuit in Red - SGD39

Take a step in a different direction if you want to modernise your outfit this New Year.

Sticking with the theme of red, this jumpsuit features a frog fastener which is a common feature amongst traditional wears.

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