Say goodbye to the Year of the Ox and sashay into the Year of the Tiger with a spiffy, head-turning cheongsam.
Here, we’ve curated some of the best labels to check out, with styles that run from edgy and modern to sweet, glam and casual chic.
Where to Buy Gorgeous Cheongsams in Singapore
This up-and-coming label has been gaining a lot of buzz for its stylish take on traditional cheongsams. Designed for wear during special occasions like CNY and weddings, it incorporates edgy elements like structured sleeves and cut-outs, as well as Japanese influences like obi belts.
Using carefully selected fabrics sourced from Singapore, the U.S, Japan, Korea and other parts of Asia, Joli Pretty aims to update the cheongsam to suit contemporary tastes. Expect trend elements like puff sleeves, peplum and tulip skirts.
Love & Bravery
With an eye towards delivering quality and wearability at pocket-friendly prices, this womenswear label’s designs are all about effortless style. Many of its cheongsam designs are versatile and causally chic so you can wear them as part of your everyday get-up.
Look trendy without breaking the bank. Cheongsams here come in a wide range of colours (from neutrals and pastels to striking shades) and often merge mandarin collars and buttons with jumpsuits, fit-and-flare dresses and mermaid cuts.
The Missing Piece
Specialising in modernised cheongsam designs and coordinated options for families, this brand’s apparel are high on comfort and practicality. The clothes are made from breathable and durable fabrics – great for our hot weather – and can be easily dressed up or down depending on occasion.
Lark & Peony
It aims to revive women’s love for the cheongsam with designs that offer comfort, contemporary styles and fine touches. Each piece is crafted from beautifully printed fabric, with flattering cuts that accentuate your figure.
Yeo Mama Batik
Using authentic handmade batik, each piece of clothing is handmade from start to finish by batik artisans in Indonesia. Besides the eye-catching prints, the brand also prides itself on its designs that flatter all body shapes from skinny to curvy.
The Happy Cheongsam
Puts its own spin on the traditional cheongsam by incorporating eye-popping prints, fresh colours and new elements like drop waists and ruffle hems. All designs are handmade in limited runs, so you can be sure what you have is pretty exclusive.
Plenty of fun and quirky cheongsams and tops here to choose from here. Think cute prints in cheery colours, or lace and floral embellishments. Mummies who want to step out with their mini-me in tow will be stoked at the number of twinning sets available here.