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30 Gorgeous Details for a Qipao (Cheongsam) Wedding Dress

If you're getting married and planning to have a tea ceremony at your wedding, a popular choice for your wedding attire is a qipao (also known as a cheongsam). A qipao is a popular traditional Chinese wedding dress, especially for those who are looking to celebrate their or their fiance's Chinese heritage.

We love a good qipao wedding dress that blends both the traditions of Chinese culture with your own personality and style. Nowadays, there are so many beautiful ways to modernize a qipao or cheongsam for your wedding so we rounded up our 30 favorite details that add a bit of extra sparkle to your wedding dress. 

1. Play around with fancy pankou knots for your qipao wedding dress

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2. Create that feminine touch with gold embroidery on your tulle skirt

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3. Add some jade or pearl buttons to your qipao 

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4. Stand out with a gold peacock on your qipao

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5. Stand up straighter with a romantic high collar for your qipao

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6. Surprise them with a sheer lace train for your mermaid qipao

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7. Go all out with a lacy scalloped open back for your qipao dress

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8. Show off your figure with side mesh panels on your modern qipao dress

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9. This gorgeous slit lets you walk and dance the night away in your qipao

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10. This polka-dot mesh keeps the wedding dress interesting

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11. We love a good red and gold brocade—a traditional fabric for the qipao. 

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12. Add a bit of sparkle to your lace qipao dress with specks of gold

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13. Make a grand exit at your wedding with this stunning train on this cheongsam dress

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14. Finish off your qipao cape with crystal bead trim 

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15. Weave gold thread into your qipao for that Chinese empress look

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16. These romantic sleeves are a perfect look for your wedding

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17. We love a good nude back look for your Chinese wedding dress 

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18. Line your sleeves with gold beads for that extra oomph for your wedding

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19. We're a fan of this open collar on this modern qipao

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20. No zipper, no problem for this qipao back

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 21. Adorn your sleeves with the traditional pankou knots

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22. This elaborate mandarin collar definitely will steal the show

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23. Choose a cherry blossom embroidery for that extra romantic look for your qipao

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24. Change up the top of your qipao look with a curved trim 

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25. Sometimes the best details are the ones not there. 

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Try a scalloped trim for your qipao or cheongsam for that subtle touch

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27. Keep it fresh with a beautiful lace open back for your cheongsam wedding dress

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28. Choose a chinoiserie fabric for your qipao for that East meets West look 

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29. Add pearls as buttons for your qipao back 

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30. Adorn your mandarin collar with crystal beads for that extra sparkle

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What is your favorite detail to add on your qipao wedding dress? Still not sure what style of qipao (cheongsam) dress to get? Take a look at our Cheongsam Wedding Dress 101 to learn more here.