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An Asian-inspired wedding dress with a modern twist. This wine red cheongsam dress is made for the iconic woman who wants to push the boundaries of fashion of a traditional Chinese wedding dress.
This dress is made to your custom measurements. We'll provide instructions after you place an order. Our custom-size dresses take up to 16 weeks to make and deliver. For a faster option, check out our Red Marilyn Dress–Ships Now version.
This dress is named after Marilyn Monroe, an iconic American actress, model, and singer during the 1950s and 1960s. She shaped popular culture and attitudes towards beauty and sexuality.
The dress is really beautiful!! I was a little overwhelmed with the custom-sizing option (totally my bad), so went with M. I have a pear-shaped body (narrow shoulder, small waist, wide hip. I'm also particularly flat-chested). The dress fit perfectly for my hip, and I had the waist tailored in. The upper body is a bit loose, and my seamstress couldn't really touch it due to the decorative elements. It's still really gorgeous, although I wish I had gone for the custom-size option for a better fit on my top half.
Thank you, EMD!
If I wanted to show off my bump a little more I could have gotten a small. The medium was a perfect choice on being loose enough around my torso and stomach.
Well made dress that is pretty and surprisingly warm.
Im so happy with my order! The dress is such good quality and I love the deep wine red color. Ive always felt like I didn’t look in the traditional “Chinese red” color so Im thankful I had an alternative option.
Submitting my measurements was thankfully pretty straightforward. I didn’t have a professional tailor but I had my mom help me. The dress fits perfectly; my body is tricky because I’m wide in my shoulders, small in my chest and wide in my waist. Thus, I usually have to size up based on the waist but it always leaves my top looking weird. Just as a small note, if I had tried on a sample beforehand, I may have asked for the slit to be placed slightly higher than the standard 40 cm because the slit falls in this weird position near my knees when I’d rather it land in the middle of my thigh. But this is a minor detail. Also, I would suggest adding 2-3 more cm (at least) for the collar! Otherwise, you might feel like it’s pressing against your neck. But this boils down to personal preference as well, I just really hate the feeling of something pressing against my neck.
Overall, Im in love with my dress and I can’t wait to wear it on my wedding day! 7 more months!
Ordered an XS size - for reference I am 164cm and 53kg. The dress was even more pretty in person and has a gorgeous wine red colour. The thick material is great at creating a smooth skirt, and it is stretchy enough to be very figure flattering. Thank you team!
The dress is gorgeous in person with mesh side panels and lovely embroidery. I was looking for a last minute wedding dress (less than 2 weeks), and East Meets Dress responded promptly to help me find what was in stock. The dress, alas was too large, and I decided to return it (vs tailor it) and get a custom measured one for a future occasion - but I wish I had discovered East Meets Dress in time to order a custom fitting dress. If you have time to go custom fitting - do!
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