Wondering what to wear this Chinese New Year? Dress for success in the Year of the Dragon with these must-have red and gold fashion picks…
Have you decided what to wear this Chinese New Year? Dress for the occasion and attract good fortune and wealth in the Year of the Dragon in reds and golds. Plus, with Valentine’s Day colliding with the Chinese New Year celebrations, we’ve added a couple of pink picks t00! Scroll through for our favourite must-have festive fashion items to incorporate into your CNY outfit.
What To Wear For A Chinese New Year Dinner With Family
Whether it’s a festive feast at your favourite Chinese restaurant or an intimate gathering at home, you can dress up or dress down in this gold jacquard column dress from local brand Sau Lee. Wrap around an elegant cashmere dragon motif scarf from Loro Piana around your shoulders and pair the outfit with a sustainable top handle bag from Charles & Keith and gold floral stud earrings from ASOS. And the Beauty Goddess eyeshadow palette from Florasis? Very festive!
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What To Wear For A Celebratory Date Night
A floral silk dress works for both Chinese New Year celebrations as well as a flirty Valentine’s date night with your partner. We’re keeping the makeup just as rosy with Benefit’s Dandelion Gold blush which resembles dragon scales and matching our butterfly heels with a limited-edition Tory Burch rectangular bag. You can’t forget your favourite fragrance for date night — what’s more romantic than Gucci’s Bloom Ambrosia Di Fiori Eau De Parfum?
What To Wear For A Casual Yet Festive Day Out
We’re all in for dressing up but a casual red outfit looks just as chic! We’re all heart eyes for this Love Bonito top’s covetable asymmetric neckline (giving “cold shoulder” a new meaning!) and the flare jeans with a subtle touch of a dragon. Keep the festive look going with clé de peau’s limited edition red lipstick and Dr. Marten’s limited edition leather loafers. It’s time to rock this red outfit!
What To Wear If You Want A Modern Take On The Traditional Fit
We love to see people don cheongsam during Chinese New Year and if you’re looking for one you can rewear any time of year, this cheongsam-style dress from lechic needs to be in your cart! For some extra flair, style it with John Hardy’s dragon bracelet and shu uemura’s limited edition matte red lippy (we know, we’re suckers for a good dragon design!). Complete the fit with fuss-free press-on nails and the hottest platform heels!
What To Wear To Dress Comfortably But Make A Statement
We hear you if you just want to stay in sweats this festive season but we’d say: do it in the style of the Year of the Dragon! We can’t get over how comfy yet bold this ASOS sweatshirt looks and these red pleated cotton pants (with side and back pockets!) from Emma Wallace are perfect for lounging around all day. If you do step out, freshen up your makeup with NARS’ Lunar New Year quad eyeshadow and throw on a festive phone sling. For those who are really into details, the Paul Smith Year Of The Dragon socks will keep you nice and cosy while staying fierce (the energy we’re going for this year!).
Editor’s Note: All listed prices were correct at the time of publication.
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