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Dresses & Qipaos

Transcending time and trends, the qipao brings a rich slice of heritage into the modern world of fashion. Probably one of the most legendary Chinese style dresses in fashion history, the Chinese qipao, also known as the 'cheongsam', is particularly known for its classic beauty and tailored silhouette that accentuates the curves in all the right places.

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        Plum Blossom Jacquard Keyhole Mini Qipao
        Plum Blossom Jacquard Keyhole Mini Qipao
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          Plum Blossom Jacquard Keyhole Mini Qipao
          Plum Blossom Jacquard Keyhole Mini Qipao
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            Bamboo Jacquard Stretch Silk Qipao
            Bamboo Jacquard Stretch Silk Qipao
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              Chrysanthemum Print Silk Crepe Dress
              Chrysanthemum Print Silk Crepe Dress
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                Floral Beadwork Embroidery Qipao
                Floral Beadwork Embroidery Qipao
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                  Pleated Satin Back Milano Knit Dress
                  Pleated Satin Back Milano Knit Dress
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                    Pleated Satin Back Milano Knit Dress
                    Pleated Satin Back Milano Knit Dress
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                      Pleated Satin Insert Knit Dress
                      Pleated Satin Insert Knit Dress
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                        Rose Print Short Qipao with Silk Lining
                        Rose Print Short Qipao with Silk Lining
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                          Rose Print Long Qipao with Silk Lining
                          Rose Print Long Qipao with Silk Lining
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                            Bamboo Jacquard Long Qipao
                            Bamboo Jacquard Long Qipao
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                              Chinoiserie Jacquard Mini Qipao
                              Chinoiserie Jacquard Mini Qipao
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                                Bamboo Jacquard Mini Qipao
                                Bamboo Jacquard Mini Qipao
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                                  Silk Satin Tang Shirt Dress
                                  Silk Satin Tang Shirt Dress
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                                    Silk Satin Tang Shirt Dress
                                    Silk Satin Tang Shirt Dress
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                                      Silk Satin Tang Shirt Dress
                                      Silk Satin Tang Shirt Dress
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                                        Floral Jacquard Stretch Silk Qipao
                                        Floral Jacquard Stretch Silk Qipao
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                                          Floral Jacquard Stretch Silk Qipao
                                          Floral Jacquard Stretch Silk Qipao
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                                            Silk-Cotton Jersey Knit Long Qipao
                                            Silk-Cotton Jersey Knit Long Qipao
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                                              Floral Jacquard Stretch Silk Mini Qipao
                                              Floral Jacquard Stretch Silk Mini Qipao
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                                                Floral Jacquard Stretch Silk Mini Qipao
                                                Floral Jacquard Stretch Silk Mini Qipao
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                                                  Jersey Knit Qipao with Macramé Detail
                                                  Jersey Knit Qipao with Macramé Detail
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                                                    Tweed Qipao with Chinoiserie Silk Lining
                                                    Tweed Qipao with Chinoiserie Silk Lining
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                                                      Tweed Qipao with Chinoiserie Silk Lining
                                                      Tweed Qipao with Chinoiserie Silk Lining
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                                                    About Shanghai Tang Dresses & Qipaos

                                                    In its most widely known form, the modern qipao dress is a form-fitting piece with a mandarin collar and often with frog buttons and side slits. Shanghai Tang's take on the modern qipao combines the masterful tailoring and intricate elements of the traditional qipao with a modern twist, such as contemporary materials, elevated details and modernised silhouettes. Our qipao dress lengths range from the more traditional long qipao dresses, ankle-length qipao gowns and knee-length qipaos to more modern mini qipaos cut at an ultra-modern cheeky mid-thigh length. Showcasing stunning floral prints inspired by Chinese culture, our form-fitting modern cheongsams are crafted from fabrics that are as comfortable as they are flattering.

                                                    Think qipaos a tad too dressy? Contrary to common perception, Chinese cheongsams, especially as a modern Chinese dress style, can easily be dressed up and dressed down and Shanghai Tang's iconic qipao designs are here to prove it. Besides a range of gorgeous, occasion-ready cheongsam dresses, including Shanghai Tang's most revered silk qipaos, jacquard qipaos and stretch cotton qipaos that are perfect for Chinese New Year and festive events, there is also a variety of casual qipao options. Consider the stretch mini qipao made from a travel-friendly poly fabric that can be packed in your luggage and emerge virtually wrinkly-free; an A-line qipao that echoes a sweet babydoll silhouette; or our signature modern qipao knitted from a blend of mulberry silk and cotton, thoughtfully combining traditional cheongsam elements with the modern comfort of knitwear. These smart yet casual qipaos are a great qipao prom dress option as they can be dressed up with pumps and strappy sandals for the evening; swap for a pair of combat boots and the qipao will look modern and chic for the daytime. There's an iconic Shanghai Tang qipao dress for every occasion.

                                                    For those seeking qipao-inspired variations other than a full cheongsam dress, Shanghai Tang has designed separates including our best-selling qipao blouse made from a comfortable and stretchy knit fabric. This modern cheongsam blouse is embellished with gemstone bead buttons for a bejewelled touch.

                                                    Besides Chinese qipao dresses, Shanghai Tang also offers an enticing range qipao-inspired modern Chinese dresses that combine traditional qipao elements such as the mandarin collar with novelty fabrics and cuts. From the Shanghai Tang dress collection, discover stylish designs such as fit-and-flare skater dresses with a silk mandarin collar, biker-inspired zipped mini cheongsam, and Chinese collar dresses that mix different fabric panelling.

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