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12 ways to avoid wearing red this CNY
by Chrystal Chan

With every Chinese New Year we celebrate, the one thing most of us have to contend with when it comes to what to wear for two days (or more) of festive celebrations is the tradition of wearing red. The redder the better, says customs and age-old superstitions; but what if going red gives us headaches everytime we see ourselves in the mirror?

Luckily, while red is highly preferred, other jolly shades are generally acceptable as well - just as long as it isn't black - so we've picked out 12 outfits that will please your elders and distant relatives, without having to don the crimson shade.

And, just in case you get a disapproving glance your way, we've got a handy excuse for each one. You can thank us later.

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Wah ......, this is really Ang Kong Kong.

Same color as the sofa. :cool:
Posted by bigstick on Sat, 19 Jan 2013 at 00:48 AM
Wear red on the 1st day of cny will 'Huat arh'!
Posted by hfourhappy on Fri, 18 Jan 2013 at 22:41 PM

Yes, although my si siong very conservative, he is very open with attire :D:D
Posted by maipenrai on Fri, 18 Jan 2013 at 16:30 PM

Like what your si siong always say. Wear too much liao.;):D
Posted by goondoon on Fri, 18 Jan 2013 at 16:09 PM

Ok lor, wear red inside lor!
Posted by maipenrai on Fri, 18 Jan 2013 at 16:05 PM

Ah mai,

The thread is advising us to avoid wearing red leh. YOu tell us about how stingy you are, not willing to spend $ on yourself.
Totally, different leh. :D

Maybe, you should start your own thread with the title of "should Maipenrai continue to be stingy or Do you think i can bring my $ to hell"?:D
Posted by goondoon on Fri, 18 Jan 2013 at 15:32 PM
I don't even buy new shirts or pants for the NY now! Same for shoes and erh underwear too :D

Just wear as normal and celebrate being a year younger :rolleyes:;)
Posted by maipenrai on Fri, 18 Jan 2013 at 15:01 PM
I've seen people wearing black on CNY 1st day, no big deal for some families.
Posted by SimonSez on Fri, 18 Jan 2013 at 13:59 PM


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