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Pretty cheongsams with a modern twist for women (and girls) of all shapes and sizes

Modern cheongsams of all sizes for ladies and girls. PHOTO: Lazada
Modern cheongsams of all sizes for ladies and girls. PHOTO: Lazada

The year of the Rabbit is upon us and this year, we can finally gather with all of our family and loved ones with no guest restrictions. 2023 is the best year to embrace our Chinese traditions: Tuck into traditional CNY dishes, carry on with the CNY hamper gifting tradition, and dress up in traditional clothes like the elegant qipao, also known as the cheongsam.

The interest in cheongsam was revived when Maggie Cheung arrested our attention as she strutted effortlessly in them in the movie, "In the Mood for Love" (2001), set in 1962 Hong Kong. Scene after scene, she made us (males and females alike) lust after her, and her cheongsams, as she glided across the screen in one tight-fitting traditional qipao after another. Never will we see cheongsam the same again! Inspired by the tall and lithe screen siren, some of us may have attempted to wear a cheongsam only to look more like the service staff in a Chinese restaurant. Alas, mortals like us are not typically blessed with the star’s height and figure to carry off the traditional straight-cut cheongsam.

Well, now you can! Liven up your 2023 CNY by donning traditional attire with a modern twist. Think mandarin collars that do not choke your neck, frog buttons without the fuss, sleeves that allow your arms to move freely, roomier cuts, and A-line skirts – all-round flattering designs for the modern lady who refuses to be encumbered by restrictive attire. What’s more, we also found sizes from 2XS to 4XL – designs for every woman, including your mini-me! Believe it or not, prices start from a little over ten dollars!

Now, that's a fabulous start to the lunar new year. Happy cheongsam shopping, ladies!

The modern cheongsam

Personalized Color Matching Floral Cheongsam Dress, S$17.17 (was S$18.10)

Personalized Color Matching Floral Cheongsam Dress. PHOTO: Lazada
Personalized Color Matching Floral Cheongsam Dress. PHOTO: Lazada

Cheongsam Cotton Hemp Splicing Vest Dress, S$43.14 (was S$51.65)

Cheongsam Cotton Hemp Splicing Vest Dress. PHOTO: Lazada
Cheongsam Cotton Hemp Splicing Vest Dress. PHOTO: Lazada

Cheongsam Korean style dress, S$24.42 (was S$32.08)

Cheongsam Korean style dress. PHOTO: Lazada
Cheongsam Korean style dress. PHOTO: Lazada

Korean style modern cheongsam dress, plus size A-line, S$23.55 (was S$47.10)

Korean style modern cheongsam dress, plus size A-line. PHOTO: Lazada
Korean style modern cheongsam dress, plus size A-line. PHOTO: Lazada

Short-Sleeved Chinese-Style Cheongsam, S$11.88 (was S$14.40)

Short-Sleeved Chinese-Style Cheongsam. PHOTO: Lazada
Short-Sleeved Chinese-Style Cheongsam. PHOTO: Lazada

Cheongsam Dress Short-Sleeved Mid-Length Skirt, S$24.51 (was S$49.02)

Cheongsam Dress Short-Sleeved Mid-Length Skirt. PHOTO: Lazada
Cheongsam Dress Short-Sleeved Mid-Length Skirt. PHOTO: Lazada

CNY Cheongsam/qipao, dress, loose, plus/large size, S$17.25 (was S$29.99)

CNY Cheongsam/qipao, dress, loose, plus/large size. PHOTO: Lazada
CNY Cheongsam/qipao, dress, loose, plus/large size. PHOTO: Lazada

Retro cheongsam slim fit fishtail short-sleeved mid-length dress, S$57.30 (was S$114.60)

Retro cheongsam slim fit fishtail short-sleeved mid-length dress. PHOTO: Lazada
Retro cheongsam slim fit fishtail short-sleeved mid-length dress. PHOTO: Lazada

Loose Buckle Cheongsam Modern Qipao Retro, S$24.20 (was S$41.37)

Loose Buckle Cheongsam Modern Qipao Retro. PHOTO: Lazada
Loose Buckle Cheongsam Modern Qipao Retro. PHOTO: Lazada

Cute Design Modern Style Cheongsam, from S$24.90 (was S$69.90)

Cute Design Modern Style Cheongsam. PHOTO: Shopee
Cute Design Modern Style Cheongsam. PHOTO: Shopee

Joso Improved Cheongsam Autumn Retro, S$26.65 (was S$45.05)

Joso Improved Cheongsam Autumn Retro. PHOTO: Lazada
Joso Improved Cheongsam Autumn Retro. PHOTO: Lazada

For the fabulously plus-sized

Art Improvement Cotton and Linen Buckle Collar Short Sleeve Robe, S$12.13 (was S$13.70)

Art Improvement Cotton and Linen Buckle Collar Short Sleeve Robe. PHOTO: Lazada
Art Improvement Cotton and Linen Buckle Collar Short Sleeve Robe. PHOTO: Lazada

Short-sleeved western style print loose plus size, S$67.14 (S$134.28)

Short-sleeved western style print loose plus size. PHOTO: Lazada
Short-sleeved western style print loose plus size. PHOTO: Lazada

STANLEY Coco Ins M-4XL Cheongsam A-Line Dress, S$22.51 (was S$42.97)

STANLEY Coco Ins M-4XL Cheongsam A-Line Dress. PHOTO: Lazada
STANLEY Coco Ins M-4XL Cheongsam A-Line Dress. PHOTO: Lazada

For your mini-me

Children's short-sleeved suit Chinese style ancient costume, S$16.97 (was S$33.94)

Children's short-sleeved suit Chinese style ancient costume. PHOTO: Lazada
Children's short-sleeved suit Chinese style ancient costume. PHOTO: Lazada

Lzzie Brush Strokes Detachable Collar Cheongsam, S$79

Lzzie Brush Strokes Detachable Collar Cheongsam. PHOTO: Zalora
Lzzie Brush Strokes Detachable Collar Cheongsam. PHOTO: Zalora

CNY Kids Cheongsam, 2-7 years old, S$11.90

CNY Kids Cheongsam, 2-7 years old. PHOTO: Lazada
CNY Kids Cheongsam, 2-7 years old. PHOTO: Lazada
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