The lovely cheongsam (or sometimes known as qipao) is as iconic to traditional Chinese attire as it gets – from punctuating scenes with its beauty in movies like In the Mood for Love to representing the quintessential Chinese woman.
The tea ceremony is an integral part to Chinese weddings where the newlyweds serve tea to their elders and receive blessings, ang pows (red packets of money) and/or jewellery in return. Abiding the current festivities of Chinese New Year, here are some beautiful traditional (or not so traditional) options for your tea ceremony.
While these high-necked dresses may deem a little too busy for any additional neckware, with the right kind of jewellery – a simple string of pearls, perhaps? – will be the ultimate cherry on top of the sundae. Or, if you’d like to go down the minimalistic look, you’ve got the elaborate patterns of the cheongsam to keep things simple yet interesting at the same time.
Or, you could step it up a notch and have them with red piping on top of a different colour to really make it pop. Love the detailing on this particular cheongsam and its intricate embroidery. You’ll only really be able to see it when layered.