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Wedding Guest Gear

weather: sunny
outside: 5°C
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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

bride
Feb. 22nd, 2005 07:59 pm (UTC)
Meh, for some reason, I didn't get the e-mail notification for this comment =P

Maybe it's just because I'm used to seeing them on "regular folk" because all women (girls to grandmothers) used to wear qi-pao as everyday wear. But personally, I think qi-paos look good on any body _except_ supermodel bodies which are basically an adolescent boy bodies, sometimes with boobs, sometimes without. That looks unnatural, wrong and icky to me.
amarins
Feb. 22nd, 2005 08:56 pm (UTC)
It literally didn't fit my body. My boobs are too big, my hips too broad, my waist too small.
I have a Dutch body with Dutch roundings, not meant for chinese clothes ;-)
bride
Feb. 22nd, 2005 09:07 pm (UTC)
=) Very few people fit into them with no alterations.

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