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weather: sunny
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I just ordered a dress online for userinfoHusband Guy's cousin's wedding. I was starting to panic because "I have nothing to wear". =\

It's a short-sleeved, knee length qi-pao. I love qi-pao styles. I love the Mandarin collar. When we were in Taiwan, the Husband's Aunts laughed at me for being "even more old-fashioned than they were". They usually get qi-pao in the modern style with the flat collars =)

This one that I ordered is mostly black, it has gold piping on the edges with a pink floral print band that follows the frog clasp buttons down one side and on the cuffs of the sleeves.

The design is fun and young enough, yet it's elegant and mature enough to be appropriate for an elder family member. Mothers and Aunts of the bride and groom usually wear full length black and gold qi-pao (although, they may not... I don't know what anyone else is wearing). The pink flowers and knee length will bring down the formality just a bit for me.

I like black, a lot. It's safe and easy. Left to my own devices, everything of mine would be all black. But all black, all the time, is too sombre and funeral-ish. I'm getting better at picking clothes that are still simple, classy, elegant but with interesting colours and things happening in limited areas =)

I'm having it rush delivered so I have time to get it altered and drycleaned before the wedding in March.

I'm kind of afraid that it may not be as gorgeous as the picture just because pictures tend to make everything look better. But I'm hoping that it'll be good enough to be worth it because I DIDN'T HAVE TO GO SHOPPING AT ALL!!! WAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! =D =D =D

[Update]

Ohalrightalright. *blush* Picture. And a closeup of the frog clasp buttons on the lapel.


Comments

compscilin
Feb. 17th, 2005 11:15 pm (UTC)
Call for pictures seconded. Sounds hot. ;-> What's the difference between a Mandarin collar and a modern flat collar?
bride
Feb. 17th, 2005 11:31 pm (UTC)
*meekly* Picture. =)

I think this is a modern collar (I'm like, "what's the point?"). Although, I've seen a shorter, more square Mandarin collar and a "Queen Anne" collar also called "a modern collar".
ducks
Feb. 17th, 2005 11:35 pm (UTC)
That's strange... I've actually never seen the modern collar on a qi pao before! All the ones here have either the traditional collar, or the "Queen Anne" collar. Or maybe I'm not looking hard enough. But in any case I agree with you. I prefer the traditional collar.
kaseido
Feb. 17th, 2005 11:47 pm (UTC)
The Queen Anne is nice, but the Mandarin is best. Modern collar = lame...
compscilin
Feb. 17th, 2005 11:48 pm (UTC)
I like the Mandarin/traditional best. Without it, it just isn't a qipao.
bride
Feb. 17th, 2005 11:54 pm (UTC)
I totally agree =)
rcantilles
Feb. 18th, 2005 12:13 am (UTC)
ew. The other collars are weird.

I much prefer the mandarin too.
diannadinoble
Feb. 18th, 2005 12:24 am (UTC)
That's an absolutely gorgeous dress!

Yeah - that modern collar is kind of nasty :/

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