How To Dress For Lunar New Year

We don’t know about you but Rotaro HQ are super excited for Lunar New Year on the 12th Feb. A festival that celebrates the new lunar cycle and fresh starts, it’s something we’re ready to embrace. So, whether you’re celebrating Chinese New Year, Spring Festival, Seollal or Tết - to name a few - Rotaro is here to help you bring in the new year in style. 


The scarlet hue symbolises happiness, passion and luck and is quintessential to Chinese New Year. If it’s your zodiac year, then it’s also your lucky colour so if we were you, we’d take a head-to-toe approach and rinse the chance of good fortune to the max. Otherwise, use accessories to inject just a touch of luck into your edit.

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Spring Festival takes the classic “florals for spring? Groundbreaking” meme to new levels. With coloured blooms having different meanings across Asia, the chance to manifest what you want from the new year through your outfit is here. Opt for yellow apricot flowers that symbolise wealth or pink peach blossoms that are thought to bring love, joy and happiness.

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Also known as a qipao, cheongsams have been part of traditional Chinese dressing since the 1920s! So if tradition is your thing, Lunar New Year is the perfect opportunity to don one and luckily, Reformation has a modern take on the classic silhouette.

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So with that, we hope The Year of the Ox brings you prosperity and wellness.

Happy New Year!


Written by: Joanna Standley