Favourite Online Store Drops for CNY 2019
Chinese New Year is almost upon us, which means it’s time to start shopping! Whether you feel like going traditional and donning a cheongsam, or modern with a chic jumpsuit, there’s definitely something for everyone this New Year.
And though we’d all love to add everything to our checkout carts, we know we don’t have enough Hong Bao for that just yet! So we’ve rounded up our top picks from our favourite online stores. All you’ve got to do is click “shop” and you can thank us later!
The Closet Lover
Derla Embroidered Top & Culottes
A little oriental character fused into a modern silhouette makes this two-piece a must-have! The floral embroidery takes on a modern design as well, so you don’t have to worry about looking old-fashioned. And it’s lightweight material keeps you cool throughout the day! We’d style this as a crisp and fresh ensemble by wearing it with white heels and a white box bag.
Sola Ruffled Top & Venni Pants
If you wanna wear the signature red CNY shade want to avoid looking like a walking Hong Bao, this will be for you! Although the top is just a white blouse, this piece has little dainty details — like the ruffled sleeves and patterned cut-out panels — which make it an eye-catcher.
Pairing it with this red pant is perfect, because it’s bold by itself but doesn’t overpower the blouse. It adds on to the elegance too with its straight cut silhouette. It honestly strikes the perfect balance.
Shital Floral Printed Jumpsuit
The Closet Lover has definitely taken a couple of cultural cues with this collection, and we’re not complaining! We love the bold print on this piece which adds fun to this jumpsuit. It also flatters tall figures the most, so tall gals, this has to be your pick. We’d encourage you to play with the mixed print trend by trying to match it with bags, shoes or accessories which have an animal print splashed across it — like the surprisingly versatile snakeskin print. Otherwise, match it with coral, the Pantone colour of the year!
Willow V-Neck Flare Dress
We love the versatility that this A-line dress offers, with a removable sash that can easily accentuate your waist or help your CNY food baby. And with an open neck, this dress is just screaming to be worn with a stunning statement necklace. Plus it has pockets which we l-o-v-e. Radiate some easy breezy vibes and wear this with slip-ons or mules!
Marsha Cheongsam Shift Dress
Accentuate your long legs with this little yellow shift! It also features a mandarin collar for a touch of those Cheong Sam vibes. The complimenting boxy sleeves and earthy yellow hue make the dress perfect for flaunting statement earrings with a touch of gold, like these ones from SkinnyDressed.
Miyo Kimono Romper
The Miyo Kimono Romper dress comes in a vibrant red hue that’s perfect for CNY. It’s sweet and playful with an open v-neck to show off your collarbone, so be sure to wear a necklace too! While the dress is nice enough by itself, tying a little bow at the side with the sash will make for a sweet addition. Like the Marsha Cheongsam Shift dress, you’ll want to show off your legs so a pair of pink heels would be a great tonal pairing with this piece!
Love & Bravery
Celine Floral Wrap Maxi Dress
Flowers always go hand-in-hand with CNY and this wrap dress is no exception. It’s a real stunner that could even pass off as outerwear. The dress has a simple yet flattering cut that adds flow and a trendy lavender hue which exudes effortless elegance. Let the dress stand out and wear minimal accessories or pair with a cute basket bag which we’re loving this season!
Adrie Contrast Button Cheongsam Jumpsuit
It’s quirky, feminine and elegant — what more could we ask for? We love how this sleek cut jumpsuit blends modern and traditional design with the three bold red frog buttons and mandarin collar. This jumpsuit is also extremely form-flattering, and helps to elongate your silhouette no matter your body shape! For even more height, throw on a simple pair of strappy heels and you’re good to go!
Dellysa Floral Embroidery Cheongsam
We love the retro style of this Cheongsam, with its embroidered and dainty floral pattern that reminds us of the ’70s. It comes in a traditional cut as well that hugs your figure oh-so-slightly to accentuate your curves. Since it’s already a printed piece, go with a nude pair of heels, or if you’re looking for a modern way to play up this retro dress–a pair of sneakers!
The Willow Label
Colleen Pocket Linen Dress
Another minimalist chic approach to the season! This ashy blue dress features two mini front pockets and a removable sash that adds shape to the flowy, straight cut silhouette. Since it has more of a casual vibe, you could do away with wearing heels and instead wear this with sneakers or slides!
Eva Pin Tuck Top Poppy
Play with the SS’19 puffed sleeves trend with this bold piece! This gorgeous blue top with contrasting red flowers gives off an almost nostalgic air that we’re loving this season. The Eva Pin dress also gathers at the waist, giving you shape and comfort all in one piece. For a relaxed look, you could pair it with flared jeans, simple gold jewellery and sneakers — like Andrea did! But if you’re feeling bold this CNY, take a cue from the mixed print trend and throw on a simple polka dot or striped accessory for that extra oomph!
Belle Printed Maxi Dark Dress
The Belle Printed Maxi Dark slip dress features abstract shapes and colours with earthy undertones–a colour we’re seeing a lot this season. The side slit on this piece also allows you to show a little leg, while also lending you that easy-breezy vibe that’s both comfortable and cute. Wear yours with beige heels to keep it neutral and minimal, or with a pair of straw sandals for a playful daytime look.
Dressing up for the new year is always fun, but at the same time, finding something that you’ll love can be overwhelming with the hundreds of options we have at our fingertips. So we hope that we’ve made the process easier for you, in one way or another! May you have a wonderful Chinese New Year, filled with goodies and new, fashionable outfits.
Lots of love,