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Samantha
Expert October 2021

Traditional or Modern dress?

Samantha, on August 28, 2020 at 9:47 PM

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Hi all, can't sleep so I'm window shopping. I'm torn between wearing a traditional 'Qun Kwa' 2 piece or a more modern 'qipao'. I'm also up in the air about the color. I would prefer only wearing one dress the whole day. What are your thoughts? Traditional Modern
Hi all, can't sleep so I'm window shopping. I'm torn between wearing a traditional 'Qun Kwa' 2 piece or a more modern 'qipao'. I'm also up in the air about the color. I would prefer only wearing one dress the whole day. What are your thoughts?

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    Just Said Yes October 2022
    Nicole ·
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    Personally I'm of fan of cultural wear. As a guest, I love seeing it! If this traditional attire is not something you wear often (or ever) I would take the opportunity to showcase it for your wedding! You could potentially remove/change the headdress for the reception to have a lighter/more modern feel later on. That being said, both styles are beautiful!
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  • Samantha
    Expert October 2021
    Samantha ·
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    Actually the Qun Kwa' is only ever worn for a brides wedding, so yes one can only wear it to get married in. After reading everyone's thoughts I'm leaning towards the traditional. I wouldn't wear the head piece, I think you are right, this could be where I modernize a bit.
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    Devoted October 2021
    Adrienne ·
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    Not sure where you are, but you could look into a local Chinatown or a heavily-populated Asian community, I'm sure there would be shops around! In my family, the mother usually makes the dress for the bride, but that was also back when all my older relatives were all seamstresses.

    I think the headdress is probably where you have a lot of customizable options to make it more Americanized. Some relatives I've had didn't have a big headdress like that since they can be heavy and instead opted for simpler hair accessories. You could also do your "somethings" (blue, borrowed, new, old) as well if you are interested, would be a good way to add jewelry and such to make it more personal.

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