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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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Melinda Dress | Wine Red Lace Qipao
Beyond thrilled with this qipao and the level of customer service from EMD! I originally ordered a standard size on 06/02/21, but due to my height (5'8") the team recommended I upgrade to a custom size qipao, and I'm so glad they did - otherwise, it would have hit me right at calf-length instead. Sole was extremely communicative and transparent and after going back and forth with me over email correspondence on all the questions I had (and I had plenty), I placed the order for the upgrade on 06/20/21. The dress arrived way ahead of schedule 1 month later on 07/23/21. The dress is super well-made; my future MIL took one glance at it and gave a swift, approving nod and that speaks volumes for me already. Can't wait to wear this for my wedding!! Thank you so much, EMD!
East Meets Dress made it easy for me to find and order my Chinese dress. I didn’t want anything too traditional, but they have all the options from traditional to modernized look which was very helpful in finding what I was looking for. Their website is easy to navigate and provided all the info I need. The team from East Meets Dress is also responsive when I had questions. I was hesitant in ordering a made to order dress, so I end up ordering the standard size Melinda dress. It ended up meeting all of my expectation. Its super comfortable and I only need to make some minor alteration to it. I would say the overall experience I had from East Meets Dress went beyond my expectation.
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!
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