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5 CNY Outfits that Even Your Asian Mother Will Approve

For this article, Crunch is collaborating with the masterminds behind BASH Clothing, Cecilia and Maxine. We reached out to these superstars because they are incredibly passionate about what they do, and they share our aspirations to create an empowering community together with their #BashGirlsDoItBetter movement.

In line with their newest Chinese New Year collection launch, they share with us some tips on outfits you can wear that even your Asian mom would approve.

1. MIDI-LENGTH Self Tied Floral Dress

What is CNY without floral dresses?! We picked this one to be top of the list because it is such an easy piece to pull off with the self-tied design. You can adjust the fit by wrapping it around your body and if your food baby pops (after all that feasting), simply loosen it up and you are safe! The A-line silhouette is also universally flattering and is the perfect silhouette for every body type.

Pro-Tip: For more petite girls, wear a pair of simple strapped heels or sandals with this dress to elongate your legs and to avoid looking fuller.

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2. Plain Ruffles Dress

When in doubt, always remember “Less is More”! Florals are pretty but you may find it harder to re-wear them because of how recognizable the prints are. Hence, we picked this plain dress with soft romantic ruffles that instantly adds a feminine touch to the outfit. Since it is CNY, we also think it is time to get out of your comfort zone and try a brighter color. A mustard yellow shade like this one is on-trend as it is just so chic and refreshing.

Pro-Tip: Since the dress is plain, feel free to accessorize yourself with statement jewelries to make the dress pop even more!

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3. Off Shoulder Top Paired With an A-Line Skirt

Speaking from a personal experience, we are always battling between the scorching hot weather and naggings from our mother when it comes to dressing up for CNY. (Please let us we are not the only one!) Fret not, because you are most likely going to get a nod with this sweet and graceful ensemble. We picked this pastel shade off shoulder top covered in dainty floral prints and matched it with a midi-length for a good girl look. We love a simple A-Line skirt like this one because you can easily re-wear it for work and other formal occasions!

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4. Graphic T-Shirt & Statement Skirt

Yes, we are wearing T-Shirts this CNY! This look is for the days you are going for house-visits with family and you want to look decent without going too over the top. We paired a cute graphic T-Shirt with a quirky phrase that is both effortlessly chic and comfortable. Since we have a casual white tee for the upper body, we chose this pleated layered skirt in a not-so-ordinary shade of blue to complement the casual top.

Pro-Tip: Add on a belt to enhance your silhouette further.

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5. Red Jumpsuit

As much as we think red is cliché for CNY, it is almost mandatory to get us into the festive mood. Hence, we just had to pick this red floral jumpsuit for a fun and carefree look that will do you good in the sweltering heat. If you find the color red a little too intimidating, you could opt for something that is covered in floral prints like this one above. Besides that, we love jumpsuits because it makes life easier since you do not have to think of what to pair it with and it is also perfect for clumsy girls who can’t sit still.

Pro-Tip: Not every hue of red is for you so look for a shade that compliments your skin tone. Avoid bright red at all cost if you are on the tanner side.

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BONUS: Knee Length Floral Dress

This last one is a no-brainer especially for petite girls. Keep your dresses slightly above the knee and go with a pair of nude shoes so you can look a few inches taller! You may also want to look out for a dress with details that cinches in your waist to give your figure more definition and to avoid looking too “shapeless”.

Pro-Tip: Turn this look street-chic by pairing it with white basic sneakers and a bag pack!

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Which is your favourite look? Comment down below!

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