From traditional to modern cheongsam styles, here is how 6 brides styled their Chinese cheongsam (qipao) for their wedding. Get inspired for your own Chinese wedding dress!
#1. Red & Gold Qipao
Cory wore a red and gold lace cheongsam dress for her wedding reception. Red and gold are both popular and lucky colors to wear when celebrating your Chinese heritage at your wedding. Her traditional cheongsam wedding dress has two side slits, allowing for greater flexibility when it comes to kneeling during the tea ceremony, or dancing the first dance!
#2. Pink Floral Lace Qipao
Erica chose the modern route and selected a pink cheongsam wedding dress. The A-line silhouette is a popular choice for those who want to be comfortable as well as stylish on their wedding day. For those who are having weddings in the summer, an open back cheongsam could be a fun idea to stay cool and make an eye-catching statement.
#3. Modern White Qipao
For her Chinese wedding dress, Julia chose a floral sheath cheongsam with a side slit. The side slit helps her move around the dancefloor more easily while the stretch fabric also allows for greater comfort and flexibility. Plus that sheer mesh back and side panel had everyone turning their heads.
#4. Red Mermaid Qipao
Ella chose to go with red for her cheongsam wedding dress. The pankou knots on her cheongsam are a nod to the pankou knots traditionally used on qipaos as buttons. Her dress adds a modern flair with its mermaid silhouette and soft red lace.
#5. Red Qipao with Keyhole
Laura created her own custom cheongsam dress for her wedding that allowed her to add her own style to the dress. She added a keyhole in the front, which is perfect for those who are not used to wearing a mandarin collar to create some breathing room.
#6. Traditional Qun Kwa
Miranda chose a traditional Chinese wedding dress called a qun kwa. It’s a two-piece dress featuring a jacket and a long skirt. She accessorized the ornate qun kwa dress with our Ruby hairpins.
Which Chinese qipao style is your favorite? Take a look at our Style Guide here to see more styles for your Chinese wedding dress.