A New Kind of Dress Up

You may think New Year festivities are over but we are here to tell you that you still have to ring in the Year of the Dog! While you’re getting all your other preparations sorted for Chinese New Year, don’t forget to add mandarin-collar shirts and cheongsams for your little ones to the list. From the traditional to the quirky and the comfy to the trendy, we bring you a range of stores to meet your needs to find the perfect kids Chinese New Year outfits for your precious ones.



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Mazzario by Mimi is a Singaporean cheongsam brand, which offers both ready-made and made-to-measure cheongsams for children. Check out either of its outlets at Wheelock Place and Raffles Place. It also caters to adults so mommas you better get ready for some serious twinning.



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Baby Pixie

Get your kids in on the Chinese New Year action by dressing them the part. Check out the boys mandarin-collar shirt collection with names like Lucky Pineapple and Sea Life in Harmony. Little girls can choose from either traditional floral-print cheongsams or modern-day ones with prints of birds and pandas. You can also add everyday tops, dresses and shirts to your cart while you’re browsing their online store.



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Little Qipao

You know you’re in good hands when you realize the store you’re visiting is known for stocking traditional Chinese apparel throughout the year. Little Qipao’s collections are inspired by Chinese designs and carry a range of rompers, dresses and cheongsams for girls 1-14 years and Mandarin collared shirts to make young boys between 2-10 years look dapper!



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Joli Pretty

Another online store that takes little girls’ cheongsams very seriously is Jolie Pretty. Every piece of fabric is hand picked and all the dresses are handmade with soft cotton lining which is gentle on kids’ delicate skin. The dresses even come with pockets that will come in really handy when those ang baos start piling up. You can place your order via email, indicating your choice and sizes.



The Missing Piece

Even though the traditional silk cheongsams are beautiful to look at, they may not be the ideal outfit when it comes to little kids. This is where The Missing Piece comes in. A small, homegrown business, the store provides quality and comfortable modern-day cheongsams made of breathable fabric ideal for balmy climates. Each piece is lovingly tailored and The Missing Piece prides itself on shying away from mass production.



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Chateau de Sable

This French label with its chic and well-constructed designs is another one that has taken the cheongsam and put a modern spin on it. Come Chinese New Year pop around for a visit to check out the bright red dresses and mandarin-collar shirts. There are even some CNY inspired rompers for newborns. Visit one of their many outlets across the island or shop online if you’re strapped for time.



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Petit Treasure

The name says it all. Started by 2 mommies, Petit Treasure is all about offering collections which are designed and stitched in-house from 100% high quality cottons sourced carefully. This Chinese New Year opt for one of their cheongsams which are all about bright colours, fun prints and cool detailing. Check out their latest looks on their website or at one of their stockists including Kidwswalk Great World City, Kidsworld Tanglin Mall and Bumwear Marina Square.



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Maison Q

Needless to say during this festive time, there will be many lunches, teas and dinners to attend with family and friends and it might get pretty tricky keeping the little ones’ outfits clean throughout. This is where Maison Q’s reversible collection strikes a chord with parents. It’s 2-in-1-look has us won over doesn’t it? Check out its CNY 2018 range online before stocks run out!





This has been the go to store in Singapore for over 60 years so of course it’s gonna carry whatever you need including kid’s cheongsams. Check out the ones by Kurt Woods made from 1005 European cotton. Not only will your little girls look the part but they will do so at their own comfort. Visit one of their outlets either at Paragon, Centrepoint or Causeway Point.