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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.
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I ordered the dress on 7/7 and received it earlier than expected on 7/23. It is such beautiful material that feels substantial and stretches slightly to hug. Furthermore, I had questions about sizing and the customer service is above and beyond with their promptness. Maybe this will be helpful, I am 5'4" with measurements 37.5" X 29.5" X 40.5" and ordered a 2XL. It is slightly big in the waist and hits right at my ankles, which are both to be expected. Also, I ordered the accompanying tie for my fiancé and he loves it. Just to let people know that the qipao pattern and tie pattern are different if you were looking for exactly matching patterns. The dress is wine red and gold. The tie is red, gold, and black. Overall, love the dress, love the company, love the mission.
The dress came in perfect condition and fit so well! I wasn’t thinking of getting a qipao for my wedding but changed my mind last minute. I didn’t know the custom dress had to be order weeks ahead (totally my fault) and they directed me to the standard size dresses they had. I was blown away by the material and how pretty it was when it arrived. I can’t wait to wear it for my wedding in August!
I was a bit concerned at first ordering a standard-sized dress from the US to Australia, two months out before my tea ceremony. I took the risk anyway and did not regret. The EMD team were very helpful - I am in between sizes so I gave the team my measurements and they responded within half a day to my queries. I ordered the Melinda dress received it within a week! The fit was almost perfect - I took the dress to a tailor to get bust and waist taken in a little. The great thing about this dress is the stretchy material so I felt quite comfortable kneeling and moving around wearing it from morning to night; lace details on the dress is stunning. for girls who are pear-shaped and worried that they won’t look good in a qipao, give the Melinda dress a try 😃
Being Chinese American, I had wanted a Qi Pao since I was a little girl. I am so excited to wear my first Qi Pao for my wedding tea ceremony! Everything about this dress is perfect—the color, the lace detailing, and the fit. I was debating between buying the dress in a standard size or pay extra for custom sizing, and I'm so glad that I went with custom! The dress fits perfectly and I am so excited to wear it in a few months.
I ordered this dress in a pinch and was not sure of what I would be receiving. The quality of the material was fantastic. The stitch work was very high quality. The team had reached out to me to make sure that my sizes were correct and when the dress arrived it fit like a glove. I am so happy with the qipao that I received. I wore this for my bachelorette dinner and felt like a princess.
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