White Girl Wearing Qipao?

posted 2 years ago in East Asian
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

i’m taiwanese. i think since you’re marrying into a chinese family, it would be more than appropriate and i don’t find it offensive at all. 🙂

you’re not culturally appropriating by any means. also, congrats! what does your fiance think? 

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

You’re participating in a culture with people of that culture. There’s nothing offensive about that. If you were marrying a white guy and wore a qipao because you thought it was cool and ~exotic~, that would be a different story. 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

I think that’s nice, and his family will appreciate it. I’ve seen lots of multicultural weddings where one party wears the traditional clothing of the other party’s culture. Plus, the qipao is very pretty too!

Post # 6
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1494 posts
Bumble bee

NurseKaoru:  If he and his parents are for it then thats all that matters! I say do it. I don’t think you would offend. Do it 🙂

Post # 7
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482 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Maui

I think it’s fine. I’m white and marrying a Japanese man, and we have already taken our formal wedding portraits in traditional kimono.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon

NurseKaoru:  I think that’s awesome! I went to a wedding about two years back where the bride’s family was very Indian, and he wore the traditional outfit for their very traditional ceremony and changed into a suit for the reception.

Also, month twins! What’s your date? I’m on the 22nd.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I think it’s fine. I’m speaking as a white woman marrying a Chinese man. I spoke with him mom about it to make sure that it would be alright and she was very supportive. 

I would hope that his relatives who are travelling in would understand that you are wanting to honour their culture. 

ETA: I’m also changing into a Qipao mid-way through the reception. 

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