Post # 1
I’ve been going back and forth on wearing a traditional Chinese dress for part of my reception. I kind of want to incorporate some of my heritage in the wedding.. But as you can see from the pics below, these dresses are not very forgiving for when you seriously want to EAT! 🙂
I’m curious – Which dress would you choose, Bees?? The pricing for all the dresses seem to be in the same range. Sorry for the blurry pics!
Dress 1: Colored flower embroidery
Dress 2: Gold flowers
Dress 3: Plain red dress with lace sleeves/accents
Dress 4: Gold dragons
Post # 3
The red and gold brocades look especially pretty. However, I think it would be more appropriate if you could find one that has phoenixes instead of dragons embroidered on it. (Dragons usually represent the groom)
Post # 4
I voted for the gold flowers, but I’m sure it’s because I’m biased (I have a green qipao with gold embroidery). You’re right about not being able to seriously eat though, maybe spanx would help? These dresses are pretty unforgiving.
Post # 5
I vote for the gold flowers! 🙂
Post # 6
Thanks for the input, girls!
@Anise: Oooh, good point. Didn’t think of that!
Post # 7
I like the gold dragons or flowers!
Post # 8
Gold flowers! And from what I’ve been told, you won’t really be eating much anyway. I was told to snack well before the wedding since I’ll be too busy talking to guests, etc to really eat during the reception.
Post # 9
I like the gold flowers as well:)
Post # 10
I like the gold dragons 🙂
Post # 11
@romantical: I like the gold flowers best. It’s unfortunate that the dresses are so form-fitting (a.k.a. not so comfortable!), though I agree with a previous poster who said you may not have time to eat a lot during the reception anyway. (I’m assuming I won’t be eating much due to timing and nerves … I usually can’t eat anything if I’m anxious, and I’m sure I’ll be pretty anxious if I’m the center of attention for an entire evening! Haha.)
Post # 12
@Pinkmoon: Thanks! I agree!
@MariContrary: Good point, lovely. I’d probably be used to minimal eating anyway for all of April to prepare for the dress! Thanks for the input!
@little_d: Thanks, girl! I like that one too
@Holly77: I love the extra thick band of gold by the collar on the dragon dress… Sigh, decisions decisions. But thank you for your input!
@angelinthesnowxo: You and me both, darling.! I’m not sure how I feel about being center of attention. I’ve had that once before with a sweet 16, and even that was nerve rattling!
Post # 13
@angelinthesnowxo: I always thought qipao were comfortable to wear, but YMMV.
@romantical: Where are you located? If your town has a large ethnically Chinese population you might be able to get something custom made for not very much. Usually the stores that make tailored qipao have all kinds of different brocades to choose from.
Post # 14
@Anise: NYC’s Chinatown is only a hop and a skip away.. I just avoid it like the plague because I don’t speak Chinese very well..! I might take my mother, who’s awesome at negotiating prices too haha
Post # 15
I love Dress #2 but i’m convinced that a phoenix Chinese dress would be most ideal for the wedding, it’s considered auspicious in the Chinese culture. I stumbled upon this on asianideas.com and hmn.. it even seems perfect for the wedding reception pictures. 😉 P.S. It’s on SALE, too, and authentic from China. 🙂
Red Phoenix Dress-AsianIdeas