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Melinda Dress - Cheongsam - East Meets Dress
Melinda Dress - Cheongsam - East Meets Dress
Melinda Dress - Cheongsam - East Meets Dress
Melinda Dress - Cheongsam - East Meets Dress
Melinda Dress - Cheongsam - East Meets Dress
Melinda Dress | Wine Red Lace Qipao
Melinda Dress | Wine Red Lace Qipao

Melinda Dress | Wine Red Lace Qipao

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A blend of red and gold lace paired with intricate pankou knots, this dress will naturally add a dash of elegance to your tea ceremony and make you feel like you're wearing a custom qipao (cheongsam) worth a billion dollars without costing you a fortune.

This dress comes in a standard size with the option to upgrade to a custom size.

This dress is named after Melinda Gates, an American philanthropist and a former general manager at Microsoft. She co-founded the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with her husband Bill Gates, the world's largest private charitable organization.

              Product Details
              • •  Red and gold lace, lining underneath
              • •  130cm in length, sheath silhouette
              • •  Capped sleeves
              • •  Slit on both sides
              • •  Full coverage, zipper back
              • •  Mandarin collar
              Size Chart
                Bust (cm) Waist (cm) Hips (cm)
              S 84 64 88
              M 86 68 92
              L 90 72 96
              XL 94 76 100
              2XL 98 80 104
              3XL 102 84 108
              4XL 106 88 112


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              Customer Reviews

              Based on 39 reviews
              Julia Bu

              Beautiful dress - craftsmanship looks amazing. I was deciding between cheaper dresses from Amazon or splurging on East Meets Dress and I am happy I did the splurge. Cannot wait for the event to wear it!

              Customer service was excellent. Follow up email after purchase to confirm size and if custom sizing or alternate sizing is needed. Prompt replies. Tracking for when order ships and does ship faster than promised. Overall excellent experience and would recommend.

              Jennifer Tom
              Beautiful quality and fit

              I am beyond happy with the the Melinda Dress! Even though it is not bespoke, it fit me absolutely perfectly and the quality is beautiful! I usually have issues with dresses being too long on me but it definitely wasn’t the case! Would recommend East Meets Dress!

              Highly Recommend!

              This dress is super beautiful when you see it in person! The material itself is high quality and so well made. I was looking for a type of red that wasn't too bright and the Melinda dress has the perfect shade of a deeper red. I felt very classy and elegant while wearing this for my tea ceremony! Overall fit was great and I feel the size chart was accurate. I'm usually size 8-10 for regular dresses (athletic body type with a fuller chest) and a 2XL fit well for me for the most part. It was just a little loose on me around the waist area but having extra room was helpful when kneeling down/getting up/sitting. The material is also a bit stretchy too! Family and friends also adored the dress and I recommended them East Meets Dress to check out all their beautiful selections and styles for qipaos for their own weddings :)

              Overall service is fantastic. I actually decided super last minute to pick a nicer dress (was about to just wear a simple red dress from Amazon!) and sooo glad that I went with East Meets Dress. They assured me throughout prompt email communications on the status and shipping date of my dress. I received the dress one week before my tea ceremony!

              Justina Lau

              When I first discovered East Meets Dress, I had my eye on it and was committed to having it as my tea ceremony dress. When we started to add up all the costs, I decided I needed to budget where I could so I decided to go with another place. That dress didn't make it to my house and was "lost." I took it as a sign that East Meets Dress was meant to be for me. So, I went ahead and booked the Melinda Dress and I loved every moment with them. They checked in my size and recommended a larger size. I was a little nervous, but when it arrived and I put it on, I automatically fell so hard in love with it. The material was heavy-duty. The lace work was in gold and shined in the sunlight. The color isn't bright red, but a nice subtle, fall-y red. It wrapped around my body like it was altered and fitted just for me without having to get it actually fitted. Everyone at the wedding adored it and now I have a long line of people waiting to borrow it from me. The hair pieces I received were in perfect condition, but they are fragile as one of my butterfly pieces did fall off when we placed it in my hair. Everyone also loved my husband's dragon tie that works well with the Melinda dress. They kept asking where I got it, and of course, I had to tell them, EAST MEETS DRESS! Don't go anywhere else!

              Bonus points: The elders approved of it! They had a lot of doubts!

              Jenny Q
              Amazing Dress!!

              I initially was only going to wear my white wedding dress for my reception, but at the last minute, decided to order a cheongsam. Due to the limited time I had (1 .5 months), my only option was to order from the standard size cheongsams, and the Melinda one was my favorite! Based off their measurements, I initially ordered the size XL with expedited shipping. It came so quick, I want to say within the week after I ordered the dress! (I live in SoCal so could also be why it arrived extremely quickly) However, the XL size was definitely too big for me, haha. For reference, I'm more pear-shaped, generally wear size S for tops and and M/L (size 6-8) for bottoms. I knew the top was going to be loose, but the material has some good stretch to it, so the whole dress was a little looser than I would have liked.

              I debated between just tailoring the dress as-is, or whether I should even attempt to exchange it given the lack of time I had before my wedding. I decided to message customer service and they were SO sweet and SO helpful! They let me exchange it and even sent the new dress via expedited shipping also! The L size dress also came within a week and it fit WAY better! Given the fact that this wasn't a bespoke, custom measured dress, the dress actually fit REALLY well! I only had to get the top part taken in a little at the alterations shop, which was short and simple for the seamstress to do.

              At my wedding, I got SOOO many compliments on this dress! Like, literally more compliments on this dress than my white wedding dress LOL! And my husband loved it too ;) I felt so beautiful in this dress, and it was ridiculously comfortable! I am so glad I bought this gorgeous dress through EMD. The quality of the dress was top-notch, and the customer service is stellar. I cannot recommend this company and their dresses enough! Thank you EMD for everything!

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