Dress up for CNY: 3 stylish ways you can impress this festive season

Chinese New Year is the season to show off some new threads when you visit family and friends. But dressing up does not mean you have to go for a loud red outfit. The Straits Times lays out three stylish ways you can dress to impress this festive season

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."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 18, 2019, with the headline 'Dress up for CNY'. Print Edition | Subscribe