Chinese New Year is just round the corner and the ever-intense dilemma between looking good and stuffing ourselves is back to haunt us. The struggle between staying true to our diets and aromatic ‘bak kwa’ is tough, but let’s be honest – Chinese New Year and its goodies only come around once a year, so why hold back? Read on to uncover tips and outfits to hide the prosperous belly, result of all the feasting!
1. Draw Attention Away from the Waist
Left to right: Asymmetric hem slip dress, Topshop #01-72, $59.90; Cold shoulder dress, H&M #01-18, $44.95; Shirt dress with stand-up collar, Pull & Bear #01-28A, $45.90
While eating away happily during the New Year, the last thing we want is for the world to see our protruding tummy. Take attention away from your waist by drawing eyes to other parts of your outfit. An eye-catching drop waist asymmetric hem, a sexy cold shoulder dress or a casual chic shirt-dress would do the trick for a fuss-free celebration.
2. Wear Loose, Flowy Pieces
Left to right: Car mini dress, Zara #01-28, $69.90; Puff-sleeved crêpe dress, H&M #01-18, $94.95; Printed shirt dress, Bershka #01-58, $69.90
Loose, flowy dresses are a no-brainer when it comes to hiding the 50 pineapple tarts you’ve had. Level up and add some personality to your outfit with fun, colourful prints to stand out this Chinese New Year!
3. Puffs and Ruffles to Hide the Food Baby
Left to right: Blouse with embroidery, H&M #01-18, $94.95; One shoulder ruffle midi skater dress, Topshop #01-72, $116; Sheer cherry print ruffle top, Forever 21 #01-71, $19.90
Hide your food baby under those puffs and ruffles! Keeping it three dimensional – and we don’t mean your food baby, these details will certainly elevate your outfit and make heads turn.
Up your Chinese New Year game this year with the above tips and you (and your stomach) are all set! Whether it’s splurging on goodies at the TANGS Chinese New Year Fair or shopping for New Year clothes, be rewarded when you shop at VivoCity. Redeem a stylish red packet organizer which you can pair your outfits with when you spend a minimum of $200! Find out more about what we have in store for you here.