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How To Match Your Cheongsam With Your Bag

January 23, 2020

Hi all, Chinese New year is just a few days away and I’ve been worrying about what I’m going to wear and started planning my outfit already! I’m sure all of you face this problem and if you’re deciding to go traditional and wear a Cheongsam this year (like I did last year) then this is the article for you!


I’m going to be writing about how to pair a Cheongsam with a bag, because lets face it the Cheongsam isn’t the easiest outfit to match a bag with. If you watched Crazy Rich Asians and were inspired to go local this year-not to worry, we are here to help.


There are a lot of things to take into consideration first, but the colour and style of the Cheongsam you are going to wear is the most important.


You can go traditional and have floral designs on your Cheongsam in bright red or maybe you want to keep it fresh and put a modern twist to a classic like the Cheongsam shown below. It’s all up to you but we recommend that you pick something you are comfortable in since you’ll be doing a lot of visiting and not to mention SNACKING!



 A classic look your relatives will love.

 Or maybe a modern touch to a timeless classic 



1.Floral and bright clutch.


  • If you’re wearing something plain and cute in a light pastel colour then I would recommend pairing it with a bright and floral centre piece clutch to contrast with your Cheongsam. If you’re being adventurous and want to wear black (be prepared for old relatives commenting on your choice) then this would work as well.



2. Cheongsam Clutch


  • This is a unique shaped clutch that is bound to be a conversation starter when you visit your friends and relatives, even perfect for your Tuan Yuan Fan if you plan on going out to a restaurant.

  • It is traditional and cute at the same time, you can’t go wrong!

  • Best paired with a Cheongsam in similar colour with plain design.



3.Minimal Design Crossbody Bag


  • This is a classic bag that I would bring out on a normal day as well, it is versatile and so easy to match and not to mention PERFECT FOR STORING ANG PAOS!

  • Do be sure to choose a bag that matches the colour of your Cheongsam

  • Best paired with a Cheongsam that is brightly coloured and patterned



4.Transparent Box Clutch


  • This is a design that I have seen recently and many youngsters like to bring it out as well. It can really elevate your outfit to the next level as you can see when Constance Lau wore it at the red carpet premiere of Crazy Rich Asians.


  • Not to worry your outfit does not have to be as flamboyant as that but the clutch is best paired with a long bright dress (wear red to get extra Ang Pao from Ah ma)


That’s all for today and I hope that all of you have a better idea of which bag to bring out when wearing a Cheongsam. Not to mention if you cant find a suitable bag on the market, why not create your own one! From the design to its material the choice is yours.


If you want to BYOB (build your own bag) you can check out our website here for more details and contact us here.


Wishing everyone a very Happy Chinese New Year and Xin Nian Kuai Le from all of us at Honest Crafters. Hope you all get to eat a lot of Bak Kwa and collect a lot of Ang Paos!

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