Things have been pretty slow with the cheongsam collections. There have not been a lot of launches from the online stores over the past couple of months. So far, there was Lark & Peony which launched a few cheongsam tops earlier in April. Finally, yesterday, Joli Pretty launched a full collection consisting of dresses, jumpsuit and a couple of tops.
Blue seems to be the favorite color for this S/S 17 launch; what with it being so predominantly featured. The dresses and jumpsuits are priced below S$180, and the tops are below S$100. The designs aren’t exactly outstanding but if you are looking for modern and reasonably priced cheongsams, they make presentable work wear.
Another boutique I am featuring here is Sissae, a brand which I haven’t showcased its cheongsams for quite some time. Sissae is known for its chic looking dresses, and it has started to offer simpler designs in linen or cotton fabrics. Overall, the prints and embroideries make the cheongsams look rather elegant and classy; but I find the workmanship doesn’t match up to it.
Finally, we have Shanghai Tang, which has focused on the classic straight-cut cheongsams for the S/S 17 collection. I had featured most of them previously, and here are a few of the newer designs.
Other than the Dragon scale print dress shown in the lowest picture, the other two will set you back a tidy sum of S$2997 and S$3755 for the one on top and in the middle respectively. The brand justified the price tags by labelling them as limited edition. But they are still not one of a kind; and there would be at least a few women having the same dress. If I’m going to pay this amount for a dress, it has better be unique.