This green and gold embroidered cheongsam is the sort you’d bust out of your closet for a special event or occasion – family dinners, to the theatre, a party.
Let this black cheongsam be your little black dress; it’s minimalist but modern, simple and safe for all occasions. There’s also something faintly Indian about this piece; maybe it’s the peacock feather-like needlework.
A bright, bold English summer dress – a style popularised in the ’50s and ’60s – made for brunch mornings on the weekends, or a playful movie date.
The blue patterned samfu is the ideal lounging uniform – loose-fit, relaxed and soft. Otherwise, mix and match: The top could easily be paired with jeans or a skirt, and the bottom looks like something you’d find on the racks at Monki.
A more traditional take on the cheongsam: The olive green one-piece is ankle-grazing and long-sleeved, patterned with flowers and finished with white threading.
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