[Review] Celebrate CNY with Sea Apple cheongsam dress

Thursday, February 04, 2016


I may be biased, but doesn't K look extra sweet in that soft pastel pink cheongsam dress? Styled with a generous box pleated skirt, the Lotus is definitely gonna win her smiles from the elders during this Chinese New Year. 

The Lotus is one of the 8 children's dresses in the debut cheongsam collection of Sea Apple shop. Su Mei, founder and designer of Sea Apple shop, is one Singaporean mom who has an eye for fine details. Her Chinese New Year 2016 collection - Indoor Garden - is certainly an affirmation to that. With sweet-sounding names like Emma, Peony, and Sophie, Sea Apple's cheongsams are simple yet with a classic design, and made with natural fabric that is so comfortable even for everyday wear.  
"What we focus a lot more on is pattern design, colour and the story or feel behind each of our collection. ... we get it wrong a lot. Many of our designs are discarded before we settle on one. Every iteration leads us down new paths."

100% linen cheongsam; fully lined in matching 100% cotton voile
Cap sleeves, pink piping detail on waist with a concealed zipper on back
Pink fabric shank button details on chest and short mandarin collar

The choice of fabric is so important especially when it comes to children's wear. Sea Apple sources for better quality fabric as they believe in ensuring quality, design and comfort for its little customers. I took these photos close to midday, but K still looked very comfortable in her Lotus cheongsam after the photoshoot. That could only be because the Lotus is made with an inner lining of 100% cotton voile which is a light-weight, semi-sheer fabric that is breathable. The outer fabric is linen, which is known to form wrinkles easily, but it conducts heat very well. It also resists wear and tear much better than many other fabrics, so the garment lasts longer. 

What else made me fall in love with this online shop?

Its name! 

I was drawn to the name when I first heard it. Sea Apple (Syzygium grande) - a simple yet sturdy tree that thrives along the coastlines of Southeast Asia. And just like the clothes from Sea Apple shop, this tree shows beauty with its fluffy white flowers arranged in clusters with showy stamens.  


Photo credit: Habitatnews

The chic and clean look on Sea Apple's website also makes the online shopping experience a pleasant one. 

Sea Apple shop website
Sizing 
The current sizing available is: 6-12 m | 1-2 y | 2-4 y | 4-6 y. 
K is 92 cm tall and wears size 2-4y. I'm definitely looking forward to bigger size range so that both sisters can wear matchy clothes together.

Chinese New Year discount
Sea Apple offers free shipping locally, and if you wish to return the item (for whatever reason), they are happy to exchange or refund (refer to the Return Policy for more details). And just for you, Sea Apple is offering a $10  off all orders discount till 7 Feb. Just code "Mary10" upon checkout! 

Sea Apple website: http://seaappleshop.com/
Sea Apple Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/seaappleshop/
Sea Apple Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/seaappleshop/

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