Chinese Weddings: Qi Pao and Cheungsam Dresses

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The traditional wedding dress for Chinese brides is a Qi Pao or Cheungsam as it is sometimes called.  The Qi Pao is a high collared fitted dress usually made of silk or satin.

Traditional, only red Qi Pao dresses are to be worn during weddings but some modern brides have ventured away from the red color to match their wedding color scheme.

It is considered the norm for Chinese brides to wear multiple gowns throughout the wedding:  white western dress, Chinese qi pao, evening gown.

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