Huat or Not: What local stars wore for Chinese New Year

The most ‘huat’ celeb OOTDs this year

Fann Wong, Christopher Lee and Zed
Fann Wong, Christopher Lee and Zed
23 Feb 2018

Fann Wong, Christopher Lee and Zed

Fann looked fabulous in an intricate cheongsam by Duchess and Co, while Zed Zed rocked a traditional gold outfit. Though Christopher didn't get the oriental chic dress code memo, he completed their triple huat family attire with a standard red tee. 

Huat or not? Three times the luck for this family! 

Photo: Instagram/@fannaiaiwong

Desmond Tan
Desmond Tan
23 Feb 2018

Desmond Tan

Desmond stepped out in Prada this Chinese New Year. Count on him to work a busy print and the intriguing silhouette of high waist pleated pants.

Huat or not? Haut and hawt!

Photo: Instagram/@thedesmondtan

Julie Tan
Julie Tan
23 Feb 2018

Julie Tan

Looking all levels of gorgeous in a dusty pink ruffle dress, Julie, together with her mum and her dogs Tinklebell and Sir Waffles the Mighty, wished everyone a happy “woof” year.  

Huat or not? Huat, with special thanks to Tinkerbell’s pup-size cheongsam.

Photo: Instagram/@julietancxq

Jeanette Aw
Jeanette Aw
23 Feb 2018

Jeanette Aw

Jeanette wore a medallion yellow top from Our Second Nature and cooling white shorts, looking as radiant as the sunlight beaming down on her. 

Huat or not? Huat, especially as yellow stands for the emperor’s colour. Looks like Jeanette’s going to have a prosperous year ahead. 

Photo: Instagram/@jeanetteaw

Carrie Wong
Carrie Wong
23 Feb 2018

Carrie Wong

Day 1 swag,” Carrie captioned. Decked out in Pomelo and Charles & Keith, Carrie sure looked the part of the cool girl.

Huat or not? Huat’s a girl to do when she’s so ?

Photo: Instagram/@carriewst

Zoe Tay
Zoe Tay
23 Feb 2018

Zoe Tay

Rosy-cheeked Zoe wore a simple pink sweater and white full skirt and looked as fresh as spring.

Huat or not? Huat, of course!

Photo: Instagram/@zoetay10

Jeffrey Xu and Felicia Chin
Jeffrey Xu and Felicia Chin
23 Feb 2018

Jeffrey Xu and Felicia Chin

How bright and cheery do Jeffrey and Felicia look in their saffron blazer and red floral wrap dress at the Chinese New Year countdown show?  We need to find out how to get our hands on that dress.

Huat or not? Huat, especially with giant Agogo and Ameimei in tow.

Photo: Instagram/@jeffrey_xu

Bonnie Loo
Bonnie Loo
23 Feb 2018

Bonnie Loo

When red is just not your colour, look to Bonnie, the queen of fulfilling the bare minimum in wearing red for Chinese New Year. Cue the crimson heart on her tee on Day 1 and the mismatched red sock she wore on Day 2.

Huat or not? Not totally huat because wearing dark colours for Chinese New Year is a no-no, but at least Bonnie found ways to inject bits of red while staying stylish.

Photo: Instagram/@bonnieloo94

Alfred Sim, Kewei Tay and their son Momo
Alfred Sim, Kewei Tay and their son Momo
23 Feb 2018

Alfred Sim, Kewei Tay and their son Momo

Kewei’s red jumpsuit looks as comfortable as it is chic while Alfred opted for a traditional Chinese style top. The real star is Momo the pineapple though. He’s even wearing 3D puppy socks to celebrate the Year of the Dog.

Huat or not? At least Kewei and Momo make up for Alfred’s lack of huat. The mother-son huatness should be enough usher in lots o' luck. 

Photo: Instagram/@alfredo, @taykewei

Apple Hong
Apple Hong
23 Feb 2018

Apple Hong

While Apple looked ready to party in her pink eyelet dress and patent red heels, we can’t help preferring this photo of her posing in a more casual red outfit with her dog Dorby. He’s 91 years old (in dog years) but sure looks good for his age.

Huat or not? Huat, ah! We like.

Photo: Instagram/@applehong

Ben Yeo
Ben Yeo
23 Feb 2018

Ben Yeo

This is us on day 4 of Chinese New Year when we’ve run out of cheongsams but still want to show our CNY spirit. Random baggy red T-shirt to the rescue. 

Huat or not? Err it’s a little naff – sorry, Ben – but it gets the job done.

Photo: Instagram/@the_celebrityagency

Cheryl Wee
Cheryl Wee
23 Feb 2018

Cheryl Wee

Cheryl bedazzled in the red soiree dress from Emma and Kei with ruche detailing that perfectly framed her bump.

Huat or not? Oh so huat with that lucky bump.

Photo: Instagram/@weecheryl

Chen Tian Wen
Chen Tian Wen
23 Feb 2018

Chen Tian Wen

We love how Tian Wen paired his traditional Chinese get-up with metallic kicks -- but the real icing on the cake here is his dramatic pose.

Huat or not? Huat to the max. We can almost hear a gong in the background.

Photo: Instagram/@chantianwen

Hayley Woo
Hayley Woo
23 Feb 2018

Hayley Woo

How charming and whimsical is Hayley’s puppy sweater from Paul and Shark? She kept things low-key this year with cropped wide leg pants and no jewellery, though she did swipe on a matching red lippie.

Huat or not? Of course it is, in the year of the dog.

Photo: Instagram/@hayleywoojiayi

Yvonne Lim
Yvonne Lim
23 Feb 2018

Yvonne Lim

“After numerous attempts,” Yvonne wrote. “Believe me we really tried hard.” Don’t worry Yvonne, tons of parents can relate. Nevermind the rascals as long as mama looks fabulous.

Huat or not? We’ll say it’s huat because every family deserves a lucky break after the headache that comes with forcing little humans to cooperate for a photo.

Photo: Instagram/@yvonnelim928

Shane Pow and Kimberly Wang
Shane Pow and Kimberly Wang
23 Feb 2018

Shane Pow and Kimberly Wang

The lovebirds exhibited their Chinese New Year style in their own ways without matching. Although we do notice that Kimberly’s floral camisole dress sort of goes with the flower appliques on Shane’s jeans. Sweet subtleties.

Huat or not? Not bad but maybe Shane could have gone for a red top instead of a faded pink one. What can we say, we’re still suckers for couples matching.

Photo: Instagram/@shanepowxp

Hong Ling
Hong Ling
23 Feb 2018

Hong Ling

Burberry shades on, cheongsam off. By Day 3, Hong Ling said bye-bye to her cheongsams, slipping into a red sporty pullover and flouncy black skirt with a chocker necklace that emanated her usual edgy style.

Huat or not? Black isn’t appropriate for Chinese New Year, but the red top puts some huat back in the outfit.

Photo: Instagram/@honglingg_

Huang Biren
Huang Biren
23 Feb 2018

Huang Biren

More into prints than solids? Biren’s on the same page with her printed shirt dress. We can’t make out what the amorphous red shapes are but they fulfilled the red requirement. Plus, she looks good and happy in it, which is what really matters anyway.

Huat or not? Huat as a flower blossoming in spring.

Photo: Instagram/@huangbiren

Jade Seah
Jade Seah
23 Feb 2018

Jade Seah

Jade strolled into the holidays in this frilly peephole blouse from Pomelo, tempering the femininity with ripped jeans and leopard pointed loafers.

Huat or not? Huat! 

Photo: Instagram/@jadeseah

James Seah
James Seah
23 Feb 2018

James Seah

“He wish you Valentine’s Day, I wish you Huat Ah!” James captioned this amusingly corny comparison between him and Eddie Peng. We give him points for creativity, and for making us laugh.

Huat or not? It’s huat, but is it Eddie Peng-level hot? Probs not.

Photo: Instagram/@jamesseah

Jamie Yeo
Jamie Yeo
23 Feb 2018

Jamie Yeo

Aw, well of course we had to include the Chinese New Year edition of this matching mother-daughter pair. Their shoulder cutaway dresses are both from Nulka. 

Huat or not? It’s double huat for this duo.

Photo: Instagram/@iamjamieyeo

Jean Danker
Jean Danker
23 Feb 2018

Jean Danker

Jean posted this the day before going back to work, captioning, “Back to jeans tomorrow yay!” We’re glad she shared a last glimpse of this exquisite cheongsam before packing it away.

Huat or not? Huat and gorgeous! Someone was ready for her close-up.

Photo: Instagram/@jeandanker

Eelyn Kok
Eelyn Kok
23 Feb 2018

Eelyn Kok

Eelyn probably spun around more than a few times in this sweet dress. The sangria red hue and lacy hem keep it from being too basic.

Huat or not? This slightly darker, still auspicious shade is a nice alternative to the usual bright CNY red.

Photo: Instagram/@eelynkok

Sora Ma
Sora Ma
23 Feb 2018

Sora Ma

This food baby-friendly red frock is totally up our alley. It’s also the ideal dress to show off Sora’s slender legs.

Huat or not? Huat and leggy.

Photo: Instagram/@soramayx

JJ Lin
JJ Lin
23 Feb 2018

JJ Lin

JJ looking fly in a red track jacket is to be expected, so we’ll be honest and say we mostly included this pic for his beyond adorable dog. Don’t you just want to reach through the screen to pet it?

Huat or not? You bet.

Photo: Instagram/@jj_lin

Kelly Poon
Kelly Poon
23 Feb 2018

Kelly Poon

It can be tough to pull off head-to-toe red, but Kelly was committed. She tucked her choker cut-out top into wide cropped pants and drove the point home with glittery red loafers.

Huat or not? Huat like fire.

Photo: Instagram/@kellypanjiali

Lin Peifen
Lin Peifen
23 Feb 2018

Lin Peifen

Not the most outfit-coordinated family photo, but the cuteness of Peifen’s dog-printed shirt overrides that.

Huat or not? At least Peifen's enthusiasm for the Year of the Dog makes up for her husband's less than auspicious black tee. 

Photo: Instagram/@limpeifen

Shaun Chen
Shaun Chen
23 Feb 2018

Shaun Chen

Dressed in red plaid, Shaun looked like a proud papa with his two munchkins in their matching cheongsams.

Huat or not? Well to be honest no one’s ever gone gaga over plaid, but it’s a safe option. Little ladies still stole the show from their parents though.

Photo: Instagram/@shaunchenhongyu

You Yi
You Yi
23 Feb 2018

You Yi

You Yi wore a red outfit from Laichan with matching tassle earrings. It looks elegant and structured and all but the thick fabric gives us pause. Practically speaking, you’d want something that wouldn’t make you boil in sweat whilst eating hot pot.

Huat or not? Huat and HOT, like literally. Not steamboat friendly but style-wise it’s on point.

Instagram/@you_yi

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