CNY cheongsams at the stores

Lately, the brick and mortar stores like Blum and Gorgeous Gorgeous have launched their initial collection of CNY cheongsams. I am not sure why,  but the Japanese theme seems to be the trend for the coming festive season. The nippon  floral prints are everywhere!

So far, I must say many of the Blum dresses look rather gorgeous. Like this elegant cheongsam with Japanese floral prints and a pleated purple skirt. Typical of Blum, they have to add on an ugly belt which is really redundant, even the necklace too.
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Floral prints are very popular for cheongsams and we see them in shades of orange and red.
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The cheongsam below is not just about Nippon prints, but is inspired by the kimono. I thought it’s a rather interesting fusion of both designs. But I don’t know why the designer has to include the fabric buttons on the chest. It’s like he/she is trying to make known to everybody that this is a cheongsam. The mandarin collar is already an indication. The buttons just make the dress look busy.
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Another view of the dress.
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A stunning straight-cut fiting cheongsam. Notice the arm-hole design, which is different from the usual curve.
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The same dress is paired with a chinoiserie cap-sleeved cardi.
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A beautiful piece from Blum, which has no Nippon influence. Yes, this is the typical cheongsam design, but I like the seductive see-through fabric on the decolletage and the pretty orchid prints that don’t cover the entire dress.
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Separately, Hana has not showcase anything that is a standout either. This is another of their matronly looking cheongsam.
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I have started to see appearance of cheongsams in other boutiques, including Miz Apparels, from whom I have received photo-shots of new designs. I will be sharing them in my next post.

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2 thoughts on “CNY cheongsams at the stores

  1. Call me a traditionalist, but I still like the last Hana one, no matter how matronly looking it is 😛 Well, maybe not so much the print, but more so the cut and form.

    • Hi Vincent,
      Yes, you are definitely a traditionalist. I used to be one, but have embraced the modern form after I realize how convenient it is to have side pockets in dresses.

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