(Closed) Show me your qipaos!

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

i ordered mine already but won’t receive it until august 18th, so i dont’ have a photo to show you yet.

mine is not red, even though i do agree that brides should wear red qipao, but i didn’t want to pay almost $300 to wear my qipao only once (if it’s red). i ordered a full-length qipao but will alter it into a short qipao after the wedding.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I haven’t decide which cut (halter vs. traditional), but I know I’m going with the red, plum blossom fabric (second pic). Here are pics from when I went tried the seamstress’s samples.

By The Way @tingting, we’re date twins! I’m also in SoCal, but O.C.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

@bruintx, OMG, so rare to see a date twin for this date! did you go to UCLA (from your “BRUINtx”)

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Here’s my qipao. I agree that red is the traditional color for brides but I don’t look good in red and red isn’t my wedding color anyway. I opted for a traditional look ‘cuz that’s the main reason I wanted to wear qiapo as my reception dress in the first place. As long as the fabric is of high quality, the qipao would look good.

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Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Mine is red because my Future Mother-In-Law got it for me. I’ll take a pic in it tomorrow and upload! I think it might be the same one as the second one that bruintx posted. Beautiful qipaos ladies!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

it’s an ivory color with red (but not bright red) peonies all over the dress. i personally do like red (thus the red peonies), i just didn’t find a red fabric that i like.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@TingTing, yup, I’m a UCLA alumna. =) Can I ask which seamstress you’re using? How much does he/she charge? The one I was recommended charges $280, but I think her price has gone up since my visit and it might now be $310.

@baybejen, you can definitely go outside of the expected, red qipao! One friend wore an orange, high-collar qipao, and another wore a sky blue, halter-cut qipao.

 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

@bruintx, i also got my BA from UCLA 😉

i think we are using the same seamstress, it’s the Brocade Apparel (Ge Ge Qi Pao) in Temple City (on Las Tunas Dr.). I ordered mine about 2 weeks ago and it was $280.

i also went to the one in Rowland Heights (Vinshop), their prices are either $180 to $200 for non-silk and $280 for silk. Broacde Apparel uses only silk, thus, they are charging the same price. but Helen from Brocade Apparel is way nicer and professional, i feel that Helen will make sure i get all the necessary alterations (included in the price) i need, but not so sure about Vinshop since the guy seems less “sincere”.

hope this helps!

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Thanks for the info, TingTing! Yes, it was Ge Ge Qi Pao that I was planning to use. We should have gotten together and found a third bride to get Helen’s 3-for-$450 deal!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

These are so pretty. There are no qipaos in my wedding, but I had to comment that I love the halter cut on bruintx.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I haven’t decided if I’m going to wear one or not at my wedding, but I know it’ll be red for sure and halter style! 🙂

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I don’t have pictures yet, but my qipao was red and traditionally cut(with short, cap sleeves).  It was my mother’s qipao when she got engaged and married, so it meant a lot to my mother and myself.  I wore it for part of the reception, but switched between that and my Western style wedding gown!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I said a few weeks ago that I would post pics of my qipao and forgot! Here it is:

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