Traditional CNY outfits don’t have to be old-fashioned or boring. In fact, there are tons of cute options for little ones. Here’s our pick of the best places to shop for adorable CNY clothing this 2019.
Chinese New Year brings about a flurry of exciting activities for everyone. And holidays are rarely more exciting than when you’re a kid! There’s just so much to do: visiting relatives, stuffing ourselves with delicious goodies, and tucking into delicious home-cooked food.
What better way to celebrate the festivities than to dress up? Nothing beats donning your brand-new CNY outfit before making rounds to visit family and friends. Not sure what to dress the Kiddos in this year? Why not explore some of the more traditional options? Here are 10 of the best places to buy traditional CNY outfits this 2019. We promise you’ll get tons of praise for going the extra mile!
1. Chubby Chubby
Chubby Chubby’s CNY collection 2019 stems from the idea of living together in harmony. Titled Spring Blessings, this collection fuses traditional CNY silhouettes with quirky, modern graphic prints. If your family’s sticking with trusty ol’ red, this adorable Halter Baby Doll Cheongsam will look great on Bub. Junior can also match in the Boy’s Mandarin Shirt of the same design. Not to mention, there are also outfits for Mum and Dad! Dads will look suave in the Daddy’s Mandarin Collar Shirt, while Mums have fun in a more modern Mommy’s V-Neck Playsuit.
2. Maison Q
Maison Q was started by a Mama who loves playing dress up with her kids. And what could be a better occasion to play dress-up than CNY? With reversible onesies, quirky designs, and fun takes on traditional CNY clothing – you’ll be spoilt for choice! Your baby boy will steal the limelight in the Wuyi Baby Boy Onesie, with rainbow motifs on one side and red scallops on the other. Little Princess won’t be left out in the Qunfei Reversible Cheongsam either. Maison Q’s signature red scallop print makes an appearance here too, with an origami-style pig in elegant gold embroidery! Simply turn the garment inside out to reveal an adorable floral print cheongsam as well.
3. Little Qipao
If you prefer simple designs and not-so-quirky motifs, Little Qipao is the perfect store for you. Specialising in traditional CNY clothing, there’s tons of options for every member of the family. This year, match your mini-me in the Spot Me Sleeveless Tent Girl Qipao, which has the same design for Mums. Dad and Junior can match each other in the Kungfu Boy Short Sleeve Shirt too! With so many options available, you’re bound to be the best dressed family at every CNY party this 2019.
4. Miz Apparels
Miz Apparels is a unique store that specialises in matching sets for mums and daughters. Make CNY 2019 extra special by playing matchy-matchy with your Darling. Their Red Colour Ting Ting Cheongsam Dress ticks boxes on being both traditional and cute. You can’t go wrong with red. If you’re feeling adventurous, why not try a Hanbok-inspired cheongsam such as the Floral Hanbok Cheongsam? With a bright blue skirt and yellow top, you’ll definitely steal the show! Unfortunately, Miz Apparels isn’t a one-stop shop, as there aren’t any outfits for boys or Dads.
5. Howard Mommy
There’s nothing cuter than seeing your children match each other in a traditional outfit. Howard Mommy has matching sets not only for parents and children, but also for siblings! The Mandarin Twins Blue Matching Set is beyond adorable – and we love the idea of a similar colour theme for both sons and daughters. If you’re keen on matching as an entire family, look no further than the Blue Mandarin Family Set. We’re sure your adorable outfits will be the talk of every party you visit.
BabyPixie creates whimsical clothes for children. With bright, fun motifs on traditional silhouettes, your kids outfits will embody the best of both worlds. Don the Fortune Foxes in Spring Ladies Cheongsam, while matching the little ones in their Fortune Foxes in Spring Cheongsam Dress and Fortune Foxes in Spring Mandarin Shirt respectively. If you have a newborn, the Fortune Apples Romper Dress will make an adorable CNY outfit too!
7. Charmed on 9th Avenue
Charmed on 9th Avenue aims to stand out from the rest by incorporating fun colours and prints into their designs. Aptly titled The Prettiest Ones, their CNY 2019 collection has something for everyone. Match your little princess in her Mera Flair Dress in Pink. If you’re looking to stay away from the reds and pinks, then try the Jade Shimmer Orient dress instead! There are also tons of choices for Mums, so be sure to snag yourself a cute outfit too!
8. The Elly Store
Mums of boys – listen up! The Elly Store is one of the few stores with tons of CNY outfit options for boys. Dress Bub in this adorable Mandarin-collared Romper, complete with crane motifs. Dad and Junior can match in the Turquoise Ducks on Water Mandarin-collared Shirt too. Don’t forget to shop for yourself! Match Baby in the Ladies Sleeveless Cheongsam (Red Cranes), or go all out with the Ladies Peplum Cheongsam (Blue Lace). The Elly Store is definitely the place to go if you want to get everything at once.
9. Yeo Mama Batik
Traditional doesn’t just have to mean Mandarin collars. If you prefer brighter colours and lots more print, why not opt for a traditional batik outfit this year instead? Match your little mini-me in one of these Little Lola Batik Sundresses. Available in green, blue, and red, the both of you will be sure to standout from every other duo.
10. Le Petit Society
Parents won’t be strangers to Le Petit Society. Known for its charming kids outfits, it’s the perfect place to shop for festive looks too. Say xin nian kuai le in the (Mandarin Orange Series) Ladies Butterfly Sleeves Dress, while Bub matches you in hers. Baby won’t be left out either, with the same design available here. Nursing Mums can also opt for the stylish (Dragon Series) Ladies Crop Top, which is nursing friendly for a quick pump or feed!
Traditional CNY outfits don’t have to be boring or muted. With eight different options to choose from for traditional CNY outfits this 2019, there’s no reason not to go all out! Be it matching sets with the whole family, or Mummy-Daughter dresses, there are just so many combinations to explore. Have fun exploring all the different stores on our list as a family, and rest assured that you’ll definitely be among the best dressed!