Goodbye 2020, hello 2021! Now, it’s time to bring on the Year of the Ox and dress to impress this Chinese New Year at all the events, school celebrations, house visits, and family gatherings.
Whether you’re after classic silhouettes or not-so-traditional designs, we’ve got you covered with a wide selection of cheongsams, shirts, rompers, and more that you can get for your babies, daughters, and sons.
Keep scrolling to discover the 21 places you can shop for adorable Chinese New Year outfits for your precious little ones. Psst… There’s even matchy-matchy sets that you can get for some #twinning fun with your bubs this Lunar New Year.
1. Love Bonito
All you mommies probably head over to the leading local fashion brand for all your new year outfits already, and this Lunar New Year, you can snag their kidswear too!
Yes, that’s right – there’s a variety of children’s apparel in the brand’s contemporary collection this Chinese New Year. Think color, texture, and pretty prints that aren’t your typical traditional designs for the kids.
Shop Love Bonito’s Lunar New Year collection here.
2. Maison Q
Inspired by one of the founder’s favourite children’s book, Maison Q’s What The Ox Heard collection is just simply adorable, if you ask us.
Not only is the festive collection filled with fun and cheerful prints, but it also features the brand’s own set of curious characters – the goofy Fantastic Mr. Ox, the monochromatic yet lovable Pandamania, the cheeky Lucky Cat, and the elegant Flirtatious Peacock.
Maison Q’s sizes typically run from six months to seven years but this time round, bigger sizes from eight to 12 years are also included in the collection. Adult outfits are also available, so you can definitely play matchy-matchy with your tots this year.
Oh, did we mention that all the design are reversible? That’s like having two outfits in one!
3. Le Petit Society
This Lunar New Year, Le Petit Society’s Blossoms of Hope mega collection combines classic elements with a modern touch and comprises a few series: Ox (trust a brand like Le Petit Society to make the ox look good by mixing motifs of it with foliage and spring blooms), Floral, Chinese Motif, Lion Dance, and Mandarin Orange.
What’s more, you can also complete your child’s outfit with reusable masks in festive prints! Like Maison Q, there’s adult designs available as well so you can twin with your kids.
Plus, Le Petit Society is also currently running a CNY promotion where you can get 50% off each CNY reusable mask when you spend above S$180 on Le Petit Society’s Blossoms of Hope collection. Use promo code ‘GXFC‘ to enjoy this limited-time offer.
Shop Le Petit Society here.
4. The Missing Piece
2021 may have kicked off on a sober note but we reckon it’s definitely time to bloom just like The Missing Piece’s Chinese New Year collection, which is named – you’ve guessed it, ‘Time to Bloom’ – as it draws inspiration from springtime and fresh beginnings.
There are family sets as well as individual pieces that you can covet, all in prints that do not immediately scream “Chinese New Year” at first glance but are definitely vibrant and cheerful enough for the festivities.
Shop The Missing Piece here.
5. Chubby Chubby
You will love Chubby Chubby’s New Beginnings collection if bold, abstract, and fun prints are what you’re after. Expect vivid colours of navy, orange, and sunshine yellow from the homegrown, made-in-Singapore brand, as well as rainbow sparkles, dancers, and geometric butterfly motifs.
Oh, and get this: Everything in the collection comes in eco-friendly bamboo fabrics to ensure all-day comfort, which is great for little ones with sensitive skin.
Shop Chubby Chubby here.
For the first time, Elly released not one, but two collections that will take you on a journey around the world to celebrate things in places we had seen before the world’s borders closed.
Drawing inspiration from across Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas, you will find an assortment of designs in the One World, One Family mega collection incorporating influences from these regions, weaving in oriental motifs and even some subtle touches of Disney as well.
There are prints from this side of the world, inspired by the Japanese philosophy behind kintsugi (which translates to ‘golden joinery’) and the dancheong, a type of Korean traditional painting on wooden architecture using five basic colours – red, blue, yellow, black, and white. We’re in love with the paisley and jungle forest prints too!
Shop Elly here. To view the kids collection in person, you can also visit Elly’s flagship store at 501 Bukit Timah Road, #02-31/33, Cluny Court, Singapore 259760.
Want to dress your mini-me in something lavish for the family dinner on the first day of the new year? You’ll surely earn major style points with this beaded organza frock by Krinou.
Shop Krinou on SocietyA.
8. YeoMama Batik
This homegrown brand is well-loved for its batik prints, and we’re seriously swooning over the super adorable batik cheongsams they’ve made for little girls! There’s even cheeky designs in some of the outfits, like the Little Emma dress (pictured, right) that comes with a giant bow at the back!
Psst… The boys aren’t left out, so don’t worry. In fact, there’s a wide range of batik shirts to choose from.
Shop YeoMama Batik here.
Inspired by traditional Chinese folk art, Oeteo’s Jianzhi (剪紙) capsule collection showcases the tradition of paper cutting which is often seen at auspicious occasions to portray symbols of luck and happiness.
Designed tastefully with our Asian heritage in mind, there are elements of spring, nostalgic sweets, and snacks weaves into this collection. Just check out the Little Gentleman Set (now at only S$30), which lets you dress him up in the swagger crew neck tee with faux vest and matching wide leg shorts.
Another collection from Oeteo you can consider is the newest Sayang Sayang collection, which takes inspiration from the endearing stories of yesteryear and the beautifully rich Peranakan heritage. The limited-edition collection features charming Peranakan tile prints on the brand’s signature 100% cotton fabric.
Got a bubba in tow? Grab the Easyeo three-piece romper set (S$45.90), which is designed with an ultra-stretchy elasticated waistband that allows you to dress your tot with ease, without fumbling with snaps, buttons, and zips ever again.
10. Minor Miracles
If getting the whole family in co-ordinated outfits is your thing, you won’t want to miss the gorgeous illustrated pieces from Minor Miracles. Featuring one-of-a-kind print patterns for women, men, and ladies, you’ll definitely be able to step up your family getup this year to look as one.
Shop Minor Miracles here.
Like classic silhouettes like babydoll and smocked dresses instead? Then check out Piccolini where every piece is just oh-so-precious as the brand engages only skilled artisans to laboriously hand finish each piece with care from start to end.
That’s also the reason why the brand’s collection is always kept small and only limited quantities are produced. With such timeless beauty and craftsmanship, you can certainly pass down a Piccolini piece for generations or hold on to it as a beautiful childhood keepsake.
12. Charmed on 9th Avenue
Mommies who love to play the #twinning game will surely appreciate Charmed on 9th Avenue’s latest Chinese New Year collection, where one-of-a-kind prints in bold designs are blended with the brand’s signature matching festive outfits for moms and kids.
Like a few other brands we’ve featured here, there’s even matching protective face masks to boot! Do note that these in-house designs are manufactured in limited quantities only so don’t wait too long to do your shopping!
Shop Charmed on 9th Avenue here.
13. PocketPig Diary
Made for those who appreciate the understated and simple, PocketPig Diary’s Chinese New Year collection features everything from cute tangerine motifs to delicate florals. All the pieces are made with Korean cottonvill fabric and topped with handmade knotted buttons to give it an oriental touch – how thoughtful!
There are mother-daughter twinning looks available, as well as matching mandarin collar shirts for boys and cheongsam dresses for girls. What’s more, you can also get cute-looking traditional sling bags for your little one to keep all the ang baos she’ll be receiving this year!
Shop PocketPig Diary here.
14. Sea Apple
This homegrown children’s clothing brand has turned the most luscious fabrics into cool, stylish pieces for the kids this Lunar New Year, and we’re loving it! There are dresses, cheongsams and modern samfus for the girls and plenty of mandarin shirts for the boys.
Mommies, don’t worry: there’s even an array of ravishing lace cheongsams if you want to twin with your little princesses. Baby sizes (girls only) start from six months, while kid sizes go from 12 months to 12 years.
Shop Sea Apple here.
For chic, minimalist, and versatile styles that will last beyond the Lunar New Year, you definitely can’t go wrong with Melon’s selection of kidswear. Take your pick from a variety of one-pieces and separates, including a velvet midi skirt (now at only S$36) in the most decadent green shade.
What’s more, there’s currently a Spring Clean Sale-on-Sale over at Melon’s official website where you can get additional discounts of up to 20% when you spend a certain amount at the e-store.
16. Little Kooma
Looking for cosy and stylish CNY outfits for your little ones? Then you’ll want to shop at Little Kooma, where you can find a wide range of trendy, Korean-inspired children’s wear for infants all the way to pre-teens and teenagers – perfect for parents who are huge K-drama fans.
Plus, Little Kooma is currently running a sale over at the website where you can get close to 50% off on selected apparel. This ultra-adorable cheongsam romper for example retailed for S$23.90, but is now going for S$18.90 – that’s over 20% off.
17. Peas and Plums
What do we love about Peas and Plums? Let’s count the ways. Number one, the brand’s designs and prints are all kept very minimalistic, perfect for those who prefer to keep things simple.
Number two, all clothes are made of natural fibres like cotton and Tencel, which makes means they’re the perfect choice for all the house-visiting your mini-mes will be doing this Chinese New Year.
Shop Peas and Plums here.
18. Luna & Moon
Singapore clothing label, Luna & Moon is all about comfortable and classic kidswear with a modern twist that looks and feels great in our humid weather. Bright colours and floral prints aside, you’ll also find twinning sets for siblings here – how adorable!
Shop Luna & Moon here.
19. Little Qipao
Those who prefer to take the traditional route during Chinese New Year will surely love Little Qipao because this online boutique stocks cheongsams all year round.
The brand uses beautiful patterns and bold colours to create rompers, dresses, kung fu tops, and mandarin collar shirts for girls and boys. There’s even something for grown-ups too, so everyone in the family can play matchy-matchy during the festive season.
Shop Little Qipao here.
Fayth is probably one of the local homegrown fashion brands that you shop at for fun, feminine, and flattering pieces that are appropriate for work and play. Now, you can shop here for your little ones too with an array of kid outfits for both boys and girls.
Expect jungle prints in pastel hues, as well as adorable dresses in solid mint, maroon, peach, and dusty blue shades. Nobody asked, but we’re totally crushing on this precious Vista Set (S$39.90) for kids – super duper cute!
Shop Fayth here.
Prefer not to splurge too much this Chinese New Year? Don’t worry, we got you covered with affordable options from Shopee. There’s the red short-sleeved dress that’s only going for S$15.90, while the flirty pink cheongsam dress retails for only S$25 and even comes with a matching sling bag!
Plus, we heard there are discounts and cashbacks available currently, so you’ll definitely be getting the most bang for your buck.
Complete your bub’s Chinese New Year outfit with a pair of Chinese traditional embroidered shoes (S$10.78). Just major cuteness overload, if you ask us!