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New Year, New Dragon: What to Wear in 2024, the Year of the Wood Dragon

Red Chinese New Year poster for year of the dragon

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In Chinese astrology, each year is associated with a specific zodiac sign and element that is believed to have associated fortunate colours that impact an individual's prosperity and luck for the year.

The Chinese lunisolar calendar determines that 2024 is the Year of the Wood (element) Dragon (animal zodiac sign), beginning 10th Feb, 2024.

Wear Gold, Yellow and Blue for good fortune in 2024, says Associate Professor Xiaohuan Zhao of the University of Sydney

"For individuals born in the Year of the Dragon, gold is the auspicious colour of the year. Gold represents success, wealth, and honor, and is believed to possess potent positive energy. It symbolizes the sun and metal, and in Chinese culture is associated with royalty, nobility, and affluence, making it an extremely favourable colour for Dragons."

"In addition to gold, yellow is considered an auspicious Earth colour, symbolizing wealth, stability, and solidity in Chinese astrology. Incorporating yellow elements in clothing, accessories, or home decorations is claimed to enhance luck for everyone in 2024. Utilising yellow in attire or decor can strengthen connections and promote wealth, particularly for those embarking on business ventures or advancing their careers".

"Finally, blue is an auspicious colour for Water, representing youth, freshness, vitality and wisdom. Dragon individuals can choose to wear blue clothes and accessories or use blue decorations in their homes to enhance their personal aura and luck in 2024. Blue is considered a vibrant, energetic colour and one of the auspicious colours for anyone born in the year of the Dragon," says AP Zhao.

Whichever of the colours your prefer, Mandorle have you covered with beautiful dresses and scarves in gold, yellow and blue. Come celebrate the lunar new year with us in style!

Wishing everyone a joyous, prosperous and auspicious Year of the Dragon!

Love Mandorle

Excerpt of colour content by Associate Professor Xiaohuan Zhao for the University of Sydney, reposted with permission. The full original article can be found, here:



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