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How to choose a Modern Cheongsam that suits me?

♥ Beautiful modern cheongsam with red sheer netting 'keyhole' bare-back and emerald green embellishments
#handsewn #custommade by I Am A Bride Wedding 
Cheongsam, a never out of trend, a 'forever stylish' attire for young or elderly ladies. And wearing a modern cheongsam nowadays is still very much a popular trend for brides on their wedding day, especially in Asia - Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, China, and destination brides or foreign ladies around the world!

Many brides still ask me for a modern bridal cheongsam for their wedding occasion, such as: Registration-Of-Marriage (ROM day), engagement pre-wed photoshoot, wedding dinner reception or even as the bride's wedding gown (instead of a western style)! Here I share with you the most frequent asked question about cheongsam: 'What type of cheongsam suits me?' 'How to choose a modern cheongsam for my occasion?' 'I'm not slim but can I wear a cheongsam?' 

Yes, of course you can wear a cheongsam even you are plus size! Cheongsam is best to customize because it needs to be fitted (in many areas) on our body. So as long as you can get good suggestions from an experienced dress maker with skills (*a-hum #lookwhostalking), then you can be the 'Oriental Queen' the 'Shanghai mood' you'd ever dream-off. Alright #dramaaside FAQ: What type of cheongsam suit me? Let me share with you some of my favorite basics cheongsam silhouette that I've always work out for brides. Then maybe you'll get a clearer picture of what suits you and which you like.

Cheongsam Silhouette
Traditionally cheongsam silhouette are in a straight down sheath full length with both side splits. But nowadays, with creative innovation styles and designs, they evolved into many different cheongsam silhouettes. I categorize them into mainly: full length, short, mermaid and modify with sweep train.

Traditional Full Length
♥ Elegant ivory white full length traditional halter sheer chest-line and illusion bare-back for our bride's wedding dinner reception and Chinese tea ceremony  
This sheath silhouette has a 'magical' effect that somehow can 'hide' the weakness of our not-so-perfect-body-figure and give a slimming effect! Since ancient, this silhouette basically can suit ANY body figure if it's custom made to your size.

Celebrities in full length cheongsam inspired red carpet gown *except the 3rd last picture of Kate's full length cheongsam with train... Shinny and sparkle GOLD cheongsam matches Hanna's and Taylor's :)
*Tips: #1 There is actually no correct length for a traditional full length cheongsam. Meaning you can option for a 'up-to-floor-length'/'cover-my-shoe' kind of length Or you can choose to 'show-off-my-shoe' or pedicure kind of length (an inch or two higher depends on your shoe height). 
#2 Traditional full length usually with both sides slits for easy walking/sitting. You can option for one side slit or no-slit, just be careful and be comfortable with your cheognsam's width.

Short Cheongsam

♥ Some of #iamabridewedding custom made short #cheongsam for #brides #bridesmaid #rom #bridessmom collections 
Suitable for casual, semi formal occasion such as gatherings, dinners, functions, party and most popular during Chinese New Year! As a bride, you can choose short length cheongsam for your ROM day, engagement pre-wedding photoshoot or even do a 'convertible' short become long (via versa) creative bridal cheongsam design to suit your personality! Short is a good length especially in asia tropical country like ours in Malaysia with hot humid weather.
Celebrities favor short cheongsams for their red carpet styles!
*Tips: #1 Choose a nice pair of heels or matching shoes to go with these short cheongsam to show-off or 'lengthen' your legs!

Mermaid Silhouette
The many different styles of 'evolved' mermaid silhouette for cheongsam 
In this decade of modern days, we ladies now wish to 'show-off' our curves a little, so designers modify a 'boring' traditional cheongsam silhouette with different styles of mermaid cutting. The right kind of mermaid silhouette will compliment your body figure best!
♥ Featuring just a few of our brides that favorites #iamabridewedding signature mermaid cheongsam. Customized with their own preferred choice of materials, finishing details and in perfect fit ♥  
Tips: #1 Strike the 'red-carpet pose' to flaunt your mermaid cheongsam or any mermaid dress. You can option to go for a one side slit for easy walking/sitting or simply show-off your sexy long legs! This will somehow 'add' a few inches 'taller' for you.

So ladies, hope I'd help a 'lil on understanding these basic cheongsam silhouette I've always work-on, as they are all-time favorite-able by my brides :) 

Which type YOU like the most? Share with me if you are planning to customize your own cheongsam. I would like to know because getting a custom made cheongsam can be for ANY special occasions. Chinese New Year is just round the corner. Are you ready with a cheongsam? #createyourdreamgown 

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StyleMeBride2018 Tips #4💅 Your ring is the highlight of your wedding day, it’s like the bride’s second face. So, your nails shouldn’t be ignored too! We'll share with you the latest trend for your bridal nail style most #brides are getting now! - Jeslyn Chua from JS Nail Beauty #nailartisan #notyourordinarymanicurist #dressupyournaislikewow Share with you th#thingsweknowbest 

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STYLE ME BRIDE 2018 Congratulation, you are the bride! But you have no idea where to start? OR Not sure which wedding gown style suits you? And all you wish for is to look perfectly beautiful in your wedding gown with all the matching bridal must-haves. Now... where to find the right people to understand all your style requirements? 

Well you don't have to stress no more!
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This is our second year of STYLE ME BRIDE event for all you pretty stylish brides-to-be 2018/2019! This year we have DOUBLE the excitement. All are ready and proudly present to you by I AM A BRIDE WEDDING and our four trusted and beloved vendors:
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Kathy Foo, founder of I Am A Bride® Wedding will help you realize your dream custom wedding gown.
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Ivy Teong, founder of Juwelen Design will create the most suitable pearls for your bridal look.
Bridal Hair StyleLove natural makeup and hairstyle... but not sure which lip color or which hairstyle go with my bridal look?
Meoki Tong, founder of Meoki Tong Academy Studio will make sure you are the most naturally beautiful bride present on your Big Day.
Custom Bridal NailLove nail art... wish to have pretty fingers to show off your ring but not sure if they match your look?
Jeslyn Chua, founder of JS Nail Beauty is able to craft the most beautiful trendy bridal nail art for your wedding day.
Bridal BouquetLove flowers... but have no idea which bridal bouquet flower goes with your gown?
Florra Lim, founder of Yian Florist will get ready for you a beautiful bridal bouquet that you'll love to highlight your overall bridal look!
Yes, we have ALL the answers! We know how important it is, a bride must-haves: (a perfect) wedding gown, (matching) jewelry, nails, flower bouquet and (a natural) makeup & hair style. We gather here 5 of us wedding professionals who can personalize your look from head-to-toe for your bridal style. 
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