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Get all the things you could possibly want in a wedding gown thanks to this modern luxe Chinese wedding dress. Featuring gold floral embroidery which pops against the vibrant red. The mermaid silhouette is enhanced with a stunning train and slit to show off your legs as well as a keyhole for extra breathability.
Made to your custom measurements. This dress can also be customized in terms of color, sleeve length, back, and train.
This dress is named after Maxine Hong Kingston - award winning author and Professor Emerita at the University of California, Berkeley. Her works, “The Woman Warrior” and “China Men” have received several awards for her contributions to Chinese American literature.
Couldn’t have found anyone better to order qipao’s from.
And they have a responsive customer service team
When I got engaged and was thinking about wedding dresses, I knew I wanted to get a dress that highlighted both my Taiwanese background and my American upbringing and was concerned I wouldn’t be able to find a dress that captured what I wanted...until I found East Meets Dress. I was able to attend their popup in San Francisco earlier this year so it really helped with figuring out which dress I wanted.
I ended up getting the Maxine dress and asked if they could make a custom removable tulle overskirt (similar to the Mindy train) so I could have two wedding looks. They were receptive to doing the customization and listed concerns I didn’t think of with this customization (they hadn’t done anything like this before, the different materials may look weird together, etc.), showing they really cared about customer satisfaction and the quality of their work. I trusted that they would be able to achieve my vision and they did not disappoint! I received update photos as they were finishing up the skirt and it looked so beautiful and cohesive I actually asked for photos of the dress without the skirt to double-check it was indeed detachable.
The dress and skirt, long with other accessories I purchased from EMD arrived in a nicely packaged box. The dress is a little tight (which I chalk up to quarantine weight gain) but is otherwise perfect.
East Meets Dress were a delight to work with from the beginning. I would normally never order clothes over the internet let alone a wedding dress, but with the range of beautiful options available, I took the risk. I'm so glad I did!
I ordered the Maxine Dress late 2019 and it took some time to get my measurements to send away, but through it all the East Meets Dress team were patient and checked up on me. I then decided to order four Anna dresses during the Chinese New Year sale for my bridesmaids. They all arrived together (despite COVID) earlier than I expected.
The Maxine dress is unbelievable...both dresses actually look better in person than in the photo (when does this ever happen?). The 3D embroidery and the quality of the sewing was beyond what I could have imagined. The Anna dresses have such a beautiful velvet which feels and looks luxurious...and fit my bridesmaids so well (all of which are different shapes and sizes).
Even when I noticed that one of the Anna dresses lacked the beading on the collar, the girls at EMD sent me another one straight away. It arrived in Australia within a few weeks, and they even let me keep the one without beading!
I would recommend EMD to anyone, and especially those of us who live internationally. It is so difficult to find quality and lovingly made cheongsams over the internet, but EMD goes above and beyond.
To Jenn, Vivian and Sole, I hope you know that there is a community of women (and men!) who are so grateful to you. You have allowed us to incorporate our precious culture and heritage into our special day so beautifully! We will keep championing your little business and hope to see you have international renown (and franchises) soon ;)
Amidst the pandemic there was comfort and security through East Meets Dress!
•from beginning to end, quick replies to multiple questions regarding everything from sizing, recommendations for how to style hair, accessories to match, care / cleaning of dress
•ability to customize! Allowed to add special embroidery unique to our story; followed up to ensure mock up was to my liking
•perfect fit of dress
•dress is stunning to look at 😍😍😍😍😍
•personable customer service
•timely arrival of dress & crown 👑
Ordered Maxine Bespoke & Phoenix Hairpiece
I bought a custom-sized qi pao for myself and couldn't recommend EMD enough! The staff is very responsive over email and their website's chat. My qi pao fit perfectly with the measurements I gave them, no alterations needed. I also ordered their sample dress kit before buying, which was great for deciding which design was best for me. They also threw in an additional sample for free for me because my original picks weren't available at the time I ordered.
My future husband ordered one of their standard sized jacket and is very happy with what he got. The staff was also very helpful in helping us get the right size. However, my fiance is a tall, slim white male and their largest standard size fits him, though the sleeves are a little short. He is a US size large, but he had to order a 4XL. I feel like it might be hard for some men to find the right size of jacket with EMD because the sizing runs pretty small-probably great for Asian men. However, they do have custom sizing options for some of their jackets as well.
Overall we are super happy with our purchases, and can't wait to wear our outfits on our wedding day!
We were tired of browsing sketchy sites with no customer support so we started EMD.
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