Festive dressing done right with department store fashion


  • Style
  • Tuesday, 29 Jan 2019

On him: Monsieur Nicole short sleeve shirt, Feraud pants. On Her: Monica Quen dress, Feraud handbag. Photo: Parkson

Each Lunar New Year, you would probably be facing the problem of picking out the right outfit for get-togethers with friends and family. Dressing up for the occasion is important, but so is keeping to your own personal sense of style.

So, are you planning to go for the traditional or modern look this year? With the varied options you have from department stores, it should not be a problem either way.

Here, we have a roundup of the current festive fashion choices from Parkson and Robinsons that will fit all needs.

Classic Cool

Parkson’s festive campaign for the year is inspired by the lion dance. Fashion offerings from the department store take on a more traditional feel too, with classic designs and colours.

Florals for example, are perfect for the Spring Festival. As are cheerful colours like pink, red and yellow. These will all add a little exuberance to your look and give off an impression of prosperity.

There are also a range of cheongsams and qipaos for those who want to embrace the traditional aspect of the celebration. Each one will help set the mood, as well as confer a sense of elegance.

For accessories, look to statement brooches in classic designs. The bigger they are, the better. But don’t forget your necklaces and earrings. Choose pretty little bags or clutches to complete the look.

The men can have their pick of traditional Chinese tops in different shades instead. These can be paired with a smart pair of pants and sleek shoes for the ultimate East meets West outfit.

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Carven Ong dress, Valentino Rudy handbag.

Modern Appeal

Are you more of a streetwise urbanite? Then the different designs found in Robinsons would be more your cup of tea. For sure, they tick all the right boxes when it comes to current trends.

If you think red is a little too basic, then go for plaids. They offer the same colour, but are definitely a whole lot cooler. Subtle pop deco prints can be a great substitute for florals as well.

Lace is another great fabric, as it comes across as chic – yet is light and comfortable enough. Remember, you need to stay cool during your visits to houses of friends and family.

Embellishments like ruffles and fringes are an easy way to look pretty and fresh. Patterns that give the impression of being hand painted would be the best choice for those looking to bring out their feminine side.

Full-on black is of course, off limits. But neutrals work well enough. So if you are not into bright colours, stick to camel, grey and khakis.

Pastel is another great option for something different and softer for the Lunar New Year.

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