Unique red dresses that will help you stand out for Chinese New Year
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The colour red is traditionally believed to symbolise good luck and good fortune, leaving little to no wonder as to why it’s such a popular colour choice every time Lunar New Year rolls around. You simply can’t go wrong with a solid, stellar red dress for Chinese New Year.
However, we know you all want to fit in but also ‘stand out’ and show off your unique style this holiday season, which is why we have searched high and low for these dresses that have real character: Unique cuts, gorgeous summery patterns and stylish details. Click ahead and find the perfect red dress to rock for those family portraits this year.
If you’re looking for something that veers away from the norm of traditional qipaos without straying too far off style, this red lace dress will surely make the grade. The almost-sheer panel down the front also allows you to show some skin without revealing too much — the perfect in-between for visiting relatives.
For a slightly retro edge, opt for this mini dress with a statement chunky black belt. The neat folded bow and velvet belt gives a throwback to the ‘50s and 60s’ while the pretty blush tulle trim along the hem lends a feminine touch. Pair this dress with sleek, matte black accessories to give it a modern twist.
Can’t decide between a halter neckline or a v-neck tank? Why not have both? If you’re on a conscious budget, look to this minimalistic dress from Pomelo which has a sophisticated layered neckline look. The layers are also completely detachable, for you to mix-and-match with ease.
Carrying the baton forward for the tracksuit trend (we’ve elaborated more on it in detail here), this burgundy-red jersey hooded dress showcases an athleisure take on occasion wear. The sporty details, which includes the contrasting white top-stitching and elastic waist panel, gives this dress a casual and relaxed vibe.
For a classy look that’s not too OTT, look to this a-line tweed dress with pockets (10 points for that alone) and a slightly dropped neckline. The mix of textures and colours, as well as the knitted blue and red web trim register as some of Gucci’s signature details. Throw on a pair of comfortable heels, and you’re off to a head-turning sesh of CNY visiting.
Dress to impress with this asymmetrical red silk dress with bold ruffles running down the neckline and sleeves. Throw on a chunky belt for maximum glam effect and pair with ankle boots for an edgy look.
A casual option that doesn’t look too pared down, this candy-striped dress has a bow detail on one of its straps and two vintage-like yellow buttons down the centre front. Another great option for minimalists, this simple and easy dress will go great with your trove of CNY-ready accessories.
Featuring a strapless design, a mid-length, and a lace up detail at the waist, this dress boasts of plenty of fun. The ditsy bursts of floral pattern is not only striking and eye-catching, but also a fresh alternative to the traditional use of lace. Team this with strappy heels for a flirty look.
Retro and cute, with all the sophistication that comes with a well-tailored fitted dress, this number looks extremely chic for Chinese New Year. We love a good mid-length sleeve on a dress, but more importantly, the gingham print on this piece practically screams ‘spring’. How great is it that you could wear it to the office too, after CNY is all done and dusted?
Pared down, yet still glamorous with the fabrication of red silk, this daring number is a head-turner. We love the unique diagonal strap detail and strategically placed cuts on the neckline and hem. Pair this with a pair of mules (choose from our edit here) and a clutch.