How to Dress for Chinese New Year 2023 for Good Luck

The Chinese New Year 2023 of the Water Rabbit, also known as the Lunar New Year, begins on the 22nd of January, 2023.

In Chinese astrology, the Year of the Rabbit is associated with kindness, sensitivity, and creativity. People born in the Year of the Rabbit are said to be intelligent, gentle, and charming. They are also believed to be diplomatic, polite, and well-mannered. The Rabbit is a lucky sign associated with good fortune and abundance. People born in the Year of the Rabbit are thought to be lucky in love and relationships and are often said to have a strong sense of family and community.

Besides the usual preparations, decorations, and food prepared for New Year, those who celebrate this event should wear new clothes. Wearing new clothes on Chinese New Year is a tradition that dates back hundreds of years. In the past, new clothes were a luxury that only wealthy people could afford, so wearing new clothes on Chinese New Year was a way to show off one’s wealth and social status.

Today, wearing new clothes on Chinese New Year is a way to celebrate the new year’s start and symbolize a fresh start and a clean slate. It is also a way to honor one’s ancestors and pay respect to the gods and goddesses believed to bring good fortune and prosperity. In addition, the color of the clothes is considered to have symbolic meaning, with red being the most auspicious color. Red is associated with good luck, happiness, and prosperity and is believed to ward off evil spirits.

If all your clothes aren’t brand new, don’t worry. It is enough to wear at least one new accessory, and the effect will be the same. The unique thing you are wearing will help the New Year prevail over the old one, and all your troubles and disappointments will wither away, and the New Year will be able to bring good health, happiness, and good luck!

Are you looking to add some cultural flair to your wardrobe for the Chinese New Year?

One of our standout pieces is the Chinese Cheongsam Dragon Print Qipao Dress. This elegant and timeless dress features a form-fitting silhouette, intricate embroidery, and a classic mandarin collar. Made of soft and comfortable fabric, it is sure to make you feel like a true Chinese princess.

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For a more modern twist on traditional Chinese clothing, check out our Red Lace Qipao Dress. This dress combines the classic qipao silhouette with a bold red lace fabric, making it the perfect blend of old and new.

No matter your style, we have a Chinese New Year dress that will make you feel confident and beautiful. So why wait? Start the Year of the Rabbit off on the right foot with a stunning new dress.

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Looking for the perfect dress for your little girl to wear during the Chinese New Year celebrations? One of these Chinese New Year dresses for girls is sure to have something that will bring a smile to her face.

In China, women traditionally wear Qipao or a traditional cheongsam dress. The cheongsam is a form-fitting, one-piece dress worn by wrapping the fabric around the body and securing it with buttons or a sash. It typically has a high collar, short sleeves, and a slit at the side or back of the skirt to allow for ease of movement. The cheongsam is often made of silk or other delicate fabrics and is decorated with intricate embroidery, beadwork, or other embellishments.

Also, men wear the Tang suit (唐装 / táng zhuāng), also known as a Tangshan or a Mao suit. The Tang suit originated in the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD) and is characterized by its loose, comfortable fit and straight, wide-cut silhouette. It typically has a mandarin collar, frog buttons, and side slits. The Tang suit is made of lightweight, breathable fabrics, such as cotton or linen, and is often decorated with embroidery or other embellishments. It is a popular choice of clothing for both men and women and is often worn on special occasions, such as weddings, festivals, and business meetings.

How Chinese Zodiac Sign Like to Dress on Chinese New Year

Rat

Chinese Woman in red dress

A woman born in the Year of the Rat will prefer a lace dress on this particular night. She loves being fashionable but likes taking a risk regarding her favorite outfits. That is precisely why she manages to pull it off and look amazing because she dares to create unique combinations.

The Rat chooses a bright red or black for a seductive outfit, which makes her look gorgeous.

Ox

It doesn’t even cross the Oxen’s minds to go shopping specifically for a party outfit. Whatever they find in their wardrobe is good enough for them. They want to feel comfortable and move freely, mainly because they love partying for hours, and rigid clothes wouldn’t help.

Tiger

On the night of the Chinese New Year, Tigers buy themselves luxurious clothes that are elegant, glamorous, and classic fashion.
In the case of Tiger women, they display their generous bosom and their hips.

Rabbit

With New Year on the doorstep, Rabbits are easily recognizable by their distinctive dress. They are those people who choose to wear their country’s traditional clothing instead of fancy clothes from famous brands. Rabbits have beautiful costumes, sometimes inherited from their parents and grandparents, which they proudly wear on holidays.

Dragon

For the Chinese New Year party, the Dragon has the perfect excuse to buy a new pair of shoes, a suit, or expensive jewelry. Well-known brands are his primary target. On holidays, the Dragon researches the latest fashion trends and chooses an outfit to impress.

Snake

The Snake usually prefers a look that’s as natural as can be. With all that said, on special occasions, like Chinese New Year’s Eve, Snakes surprise the others with their impressive outfits, perfectly chosen for the event. On holidays, the Snake dresses elegantly, opting for simple and subtle outfits.

Horse

The woman born in the Year of the Horse is a store’s best client during the holidays. They choose at least one outfit for each event they’ll go to. These Women adore clothes, know about every fashion trend, and can create great outfits that draw attention and admiration from those around them.

Sheep/Goat

Those born in the Year of the Sheep don’t understand the reason there even exists a dress code at some holiday parties, to begin with. To them, clean clothes are good enough to spend the Chinese New Year with. They prefer spending money on other things rather than on a special suit.

Monkey

The celebration of Chinese New Year is a great time to shine for those born during the Year of the Monkey. New Year’s parties are perfect occasions for them to show their sexy clothes, which are tight and of a darker color.

Garnet and gray are their preferred colors. The materials used are leather and velvet.

Rooster

The Rooster isn’t the kind that spends all their money on clothes for New Year, but he also wouldn’t just go to the party in jeans. Those native to this sign are organized and disciplined beings who always have something special in their wardrobe for special occasions.

Those born in the Year of the Rooster prefer classic dresses, which never go out of style.

Dog

People born in the Year of the Dog are the most fickle when picking an outfit for the holidays. If they don’t go out shopping, they are ignorant of the dress they’ll wear on Chinese New Year. Although, if they see a friend wearing something they like way more, they can spend ridiculous amounts of money for a similar outfit.

Pig

Those born in the Year of the Pig wish to be surrounded by friends and family more than they want to wear some fabulous clothes. That’s why natives of this sign are often quite stingy when paying for festive clothes, not even for a fancy party. They prefer classic, traditional, and business outfits to party ones.

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