Monday, December 11, 2017

Bridesmaiding (Part 1)

A good friend of mine from high school asked me to be one of her bridesmaids a year ago, and of course I said yes!
She attended my marriage registration with her then-fiancé-now-husband, so I'm more than happy to return the favour, hehe.

The theme for the morning session during the Penang wedding was oriental, so imagine my excitement when we were asked to all wear qipaos for the gate-crash!
Qipaos are traditional short Chinese dresses that are form-fitting and sexy, so I was stoked to finally put on one for a themed wedding.
I've worn a cheongsam (the long dress version) years ago, and I forgot how unladylike I can be when moving around in this traditional dress, haha!

Dress: Azorias
Sandals: Chloé
Clutch: From an online shop
Vintage earrings: Kenneth Jay Lane

I bought the qipao a couple of months in advance; I was so worried that I would gain weight in between and won't be able to zip or fit in it!
Thankfully it still fit and all went well, phew!

Here's a bonus selfie to show you the wonderful details on the dress, especially the dual-tone Chinese closures and trims:

It was a terribly hot day, so I had my hair up in a bun which showcased my wonderful baroque earrings.
This is one of the few vintage Kenneth Jay Lane earrings that I have kept for myself; they're so oversized and gaudy but I love how it is more versatile than it looks!

STYLING TIP: Don't be afraid to wear statement earrings with statement-print dresses! They actually help enhance your overall look when done right, and are definitely conversation starters. Don't forget to try a few on with your dress to get the perfect pair!

Since a Chinese wedding is split into two sessions, morning and evening, I shall write about my other outfits in different blog entries.
And since my friends are doing two weddings, there will be four parts to this event, so stay tuned for Part 2 and the rest soon!

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