To go traditional or to go modern with a red cheongsam (Pictures heavy)

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Pick your favourite Cheongsam design
    A : (104 votes)
    47 %
    B : (21 votes)
    9 %
    C : (12 votes)
    5 %
    D : (10 votes)
    4 %
    E : (53 votes)
    24 %
    F : (4 votes)
    2 %
    G : (18 votes)
    8 %
    Combination of various designs -- Explain : (1 votes)
    0 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    As someone who also had to collaborate with their mother over a dress for their wedding, I voted for Option A because 1) you said that the both of you liked it and 2) it was the one that appealed the most to me.

    My second favourite would be option E

    Post # 4
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    300 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I like both A and E !! I think they are both stunning! Good luck deciding! 

    Post # 5
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    1076 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I love C, but I absolutely ADORE F. Especially if it’s for a tea ceremony, why not get something short and cute!?

    Post # 6
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    441 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013 - Garden

    E is just gorgeous!

    Post # 7
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I think B is adorable! I’m thinking of doing a take on a qipao for our rehearsal dinner & I like the tea-length A-line options. But like you said, your white dress is that shape so I could see how you might want to mix it up. My second favorite is E. 🙂

    Post # 8
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    3394 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I like A and B. The others kind of remind me of the costumes worn during Chinese New Year performances. I’m all about adding modern touches to the traditional qipao. In my opinion, the traditional silver/gold embroidery only looks good when you splurge for hand-embroidery – and I was quoted around $3K-$4K for a knee-length qipao with hand embroidery. So unless that’s an option, I would personally go for an evening/cocktail dress that has nods to Chinese elements. One of my girlfriends ordered hers from this store, not sure if they ship beyond China but you can check it out for some ideas of what’s possible.

     http://shop33600775.taobao.com/shop/view_shop-03ed81112cfb8fd3d478f171b582bde3.htm

    Post # 10
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    5087 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I love E! Such a lovely dress.

    Post # 11
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    367 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    A and E. Soooo beautiful!

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @Cynderbug:  

    Yeah, the embroidery on the dress I wanted was beautiful (a lot like the embroidered dresses Fan Bing Bing wore, but shorter) but I’m not sure I’m culturally-sensitive to the extent of investing several thousand bucks in it.

    I haven’t even tried clothes shopping locally…I’m a pretty standard  US4-6 but in Singapore (even moreso than in China) I feel like a giant. I can’t believe how teeny Singaporean girls are! Does not compute with the amount of sugary, deep-fried hawker food and drinks they all seem to consume on a daily basis.

    Post # 13
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    30313 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I love the idea of a nontraditional cheongsam!  Though I’m biased cuz I had one too. 🙂

    That being said, I love A & E equally.  Just depends what you’re looking for! 😀

    Here was my cheongsam in case you’re interested!

    Post # 14
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    11300 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Oh my god, A. Pretty please!

    Post # 15
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    1301 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I picked A but E was a close second.

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