(Closed) Qipao or Cheongsam for sale

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 32
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Buzzing bee

@somethingaquamarine:  Right?! It’s such a great idea not only to blend your cultures by wearing a cultural gown, but also to have a traditional cultural gown with some Western details. I draw a lot of my inspiration from Indian, Chinese, and of course Nigerian weddings. πŸ™‚

 

@NYBubblesBee:  Btw, OP, that cheongsam with the dark red beading is beautiful (I especially like the skirt). 

Post # 33
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Newbee

@DrMrsYu:  I love your dress! Can you please let me know where in HK you got it from? Thx!

Post # 34
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Buzzing bee

@MlleFabuleux:  Nigerian wedding outfits are so beautiful. All those colors! Don’t mean to thread jack, but are you really doing four to six outfits??? I hope someone is feeding you canapés while you change so you don’t starve all evening! 

Post # 35
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

so it turned out that wedding is a friend of a friend’s wedding…. i feel a little embarrased sharing on facebook… her qipao is from here http://barneycheng.com a famous HK designer

@Snowflake1001:  mine is from a buiding in Prince, HK where they have all the wedding stuff, most people in HK know about this building

Post # 36
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Buzzing bee

@somethingaquamarine:  Hahaha, it’ll be my sisters’ duty to ensure I’m well-fed. Besides, it’ll probably be more like 5 because I’ll likely run out of time (I have plenty of time to decide anyway). Most of the Nigerian weddings I’ve been to have a minimum of 3 different outfits. But I adore fashion and shoes (and it’s pretty well-known amongst my family & friends), so my wedding is sure to reflect this with multiple dress and shoe changes. My favorite part is that my bridal party gets to change with me (only once) into the traditional aso ebi (which literally means “family cloth”). πŸ˜€

 

This is largely why I love Chinese and Indian weddings: they also tend to be grand, colorful affairs that involve the entire family on both sides and extend to the greater community! 

Post # 38
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Buzzing bee

@DrMrsYu:  What a small world. πŸ™‚ His designs are so lovely, too. 

Post # 39
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@NYBubblesBee:  I’m having a hard time envisioning white shoes, but I would go for a colour that ties in with the design of your dress. Most bridal qipaos will be red and gold, in which case I would do gold/champagne shoes. 

@MlleFabuleux:  That embroidered/appliqued qipao is seriously the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen. I was thinking of eschewing traditional dress for my wedding (mostly because I want hand embroidery or nothing, and dresses that are fully hand-embroidered start at around $3000 in China). Have you seen In The Mood For Love? That’s my inspiration for evey qipao I’ve ever bought.

I do like the idea of an evening gown that incorporates Chinese influences, like this one, but in a modern silhouette. 

Post # 40
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Buzzing bee

@peonyinparis:  Oh my goodness, that qipao is positively flawless. It reminds me of the amazing gold Givenchy haute couture gown from Fall 2010. I have not seen that movie, but I’m going to need to, for sure. And a hand-embroidered gown sounds amazing (but yeah…insanely expensive). I really like the idea of “culturally-blended” gowns because then you can combine the rich fabrics/colors of traditional clothing with more modern silhouettes (like above). Aren’t you glad that our cultures allow afford us the excuse to wear multiple pretty dresses all in one night (or even 2+)? πŸ™‚

 

@NYBubblesBee:  I found some preowned cheongsam/qipao listings, and maybe they’ll be willing to negotiate the price down (esp. for some of the older listings). That way you can get solid quality without the astronomical prices:

 

 

Post # 41
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@MlleFabuleux:  Haha yes, I love that in order to pay homage to my cultural heritage, I simply must buy multiple wedding dresses…When is your wedding? I bet it’s going to be beautiful, have you started designing or thinking about your ensembles yet?

This was one of the qipaos I was considering, the $3000 one. I love the combination of red and blue hues, and the stylised phoenix. I was originally dreaming of a fully hand-embroidered qipao-influenced evening gown (like Fan Bing Bing’s Cannes gowns), but that came crashing down when I discovered how crazy-expensive hand silk embroidery is.

 

Post # 44
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Buzzing bee

@peonyinparis: I’m sending you a PM so as not to further threadjack. πŸ™‚ 

 

@NYBubblesBee:  Oh good! I hope that you find exactly what you’re looking for and that it all works out. Post photos when you find/buy one. πŸ™‚

Post # 45
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Hi, NYBubblesBee …. just found this. awwww must grab this now plus it’s on SALE ($42.00) and authentic with phoenix red qipao on AsianIdeas.com: AsianIdeas.com… πŸ™‚ Best wishes in advance.. =)

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