Chinese New Year is the perfect time to wear traditional outfits. But instead of a standard cheongsam or shirt with Chinese knot buttons, opt for pieces with modern prints or one or two traditional elements.
Fashion stylist Jenine Oh, 28, says traditional cheongsams typically have cap sleeves which look unflattering on most women. "Modern cheongsams come with longer sleeves or are sleeveless. This is usually more flattering for the figure."