14 celeb cheongsam looks we went gaga over this Chinese New Year

Not since In the Mood for Love have we been so inspired to put on a qipao

14 celeb cheongsam looks we went gaga over this Chinese New Year
14 celeb cheongsam looks we went gaga over this Chinese New Year
20 Feb 2018

14 celeb cheongsam looks we went gaga over this Chinese New Year

Red may be the favoured colour for Chinese New Year but this year, the elegant cheongsam seems to take centre stage among celebs, with many channelling oriental chic in qipao-inspired styles. From whimsical dresses to two-piece numbers, here are our favourite cheongsam looks this festive season.

Hong Ling
Hong Ling
20 Feb 2018

Hong Ling

We love everything about Hong Ling’s cheongsam, from the eye-popping turquoise colour, to the curved button line and embroidery. Can you believe her mum got this in Chinatown?

Photo: Hong Ling

Janice Koh
Janice Koh
20 Feb 2018

Janice Koh

With its puffy sleeves, mixed print and cropped top, this modern take on the cheongsam from Ong Shunmugam is a breath of fresh air. Rock this only if you have a flat stomach.

Photo: Instagram/@janiceymkoh

Yasminne Cheng
Yasminne Cheng
20 Feb 2018

Yasminne Cheng

Yasminne is the last person we’d expect don cutesy prints but this Chinese New Year, the Class 95 DJ rocked not one but two whimsical cheongsams from Peter Kor. The one with the rice bowl print gets two thumbs up.

Photo: Instagram/@yasminnecheng

Brooklyn Lim
Brooklyn Lim
20 Feb 2018

Brooklyn Lim

We’re so crushing on this white lace cheongsam-inspired top and tulle skirt from Petite Couture. Can we have this in an adult size please?

Photo: Instagram/@carolelinxiaopei

Tong Bingyu
Tong Bingyu
20 Feb 2018

Tong Bingyu

This shift dress, with its scarf wrapped front, is possibly the funkiest cheongsam we’ve ever seen. Not only is it great for the festive season, but it is also suitable for daily wear.

Photo: Instagram/@tongbingyu

Jean Danker
Jean Danker
20 Feb 2018

Jean Danker

Hot, sexy and body-hugging, this head turner has Jean’s name written all over it.

Photo: Instagram/@jeandanker

Tracy Phillips
Tracy Phillips
20 Feb 2018

Tracy Phillips

Colourful and quirky is her fashion rule of thumb and Tracy doesn't disappoint with this stunning graphic print qipao from Ong Shunmugam, which she styled with this season’s hottest accessory, the statement earring.

Photo: Instagram/@tracyjoyphillips

Janice Koh
Janice Koh
20 Feb 2018

Janice Koh

This pink laced number, also from Ong Shunmugam, gives us In The Mood For Love vibes. 

Photo: Instagram/@janiceymkoh

Alexa Tien, Neia and Nellie Chen
Alexa Tien, Neia and Nellie Chen
20 Feb 2018

Alexa Tien, Neia and Nellie Chen

Squee! Even the littlest members of the celeb brood have jumped on the bandwagon, bedecked in their chinoiserie finest this Chinese New Year. Details like the cute butterfly and sakura motifs on Alexa’s qipao and the ruffle trim on Neia’s keep them from veering into Chinese restaurant waitress territory.

Photo: Instagram/@yvonnelim928, @celinechin315

Tay Ying
Tay Ying
20 Feb 2018

Tay Ying

A dress with pockets is always a plus in our books. And this pretty baby blue number from L’zzie even comes with a removable mandarin collar! Style with sneakers, like Tay Ying, for a fresh and youthful spin.

Photo: Instagram/@tayying_

Tjin Lee
Tjin Lee
20 Feb 2018

Tjin Lee

This blue-and-white custom print qipao, which Tjin designed with Ying The Label, is as exquisite as fine china.

Photo: Instagram/@tjinlee

Hong Ling
Hong Ling
20 Feb 2018

Hong Ling

Hong Ling looks effortlessly chic in this cheongsam-inspired chiffon dress from Love, Bonito. It makes a wearable look for the office as well.

Photo: Hong Ling

Oon Shu An
Oon Shu An
20 Feb 2018

Oon Shu An

The bright blue lining and belt on Shu An’s sultry lace frock takes this dress to a whole new level.

Photo: Instagram/@oonshuan

Jaime Teo
Jaime Teo
20 Feb 2018

Jaime Teo

After last week’s twinning cheongsam look, Jaime turned on the charm once again in this bold striped number with fuchsia knotted buttons, subtly matching her daughter, Renee’s, dress.

Photo: Instagram/@jmeteo

Report a problem