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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 Chinese 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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26: 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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More to Love: 

- Still not sure what style of qipao (cheongsam) dress to get? Take a look at our Cheongsam Wedding Dress 101 to learn more here.

- Take our Style Quiz to discover your dream cheongsam

- Shop our modern white qipao dresses.