Missy Messy


One of my favorite local children’s labels is Missy Messy, a delightful line of girls’ and boys’ clothes designed by wife-and-husband team, Yuling and Andy, and hand-sewn by Andy’s mother.

My daughter owns two Missy Messy dresses, including a gorgeous, hot pink cheongsam from the company’s 2013 collection. Missy Messy’s wares are impeccably made, I do attest. Their cheongsam collars are cut so that they don’t irritate tender necks, but still hold up regally, just the way a cheongsam should. Their cheongsam pockets are the perfect size regular sized angbao. And best of all, their cheongsams, and many of their other dresses, are designed a-line so they can fit comfortably as tunics as little girls get taller and taller.

Missy Messy launched its 2014 collection at this weekend’s Public Garden and promptly sold out! Yuling and Andy are currently taking pre-orders on their website and promise to deliver all orders placed by December 16 by Chinese New Year. (I have my eye on their Lindy Lace Cheongsam.) And this year, for the first time, their collections includes togs for boys!

(Additional credits: Photographs via Missy Messy.)