We are honored when brides choose to be one of our customers of AlphaMall.
Established in 2017, AlphaMall is aim to give all brides access to the most gorgeous, timeless, traditional yet modern Qipao dresses.
We exist to help you look and most importantly, feel beautiful. We aim to fill the void in the market for modern custom made qipao dresses that celebrate Chinese culture without sacrificing style.
Each Qipao is designed and created by hand in Shanghai city of eastearn China by our experienced tailors whose focus on details, such as perfectly proportioned layers, dramatic back detailing, and curve enhancing draping. Each gown is crafted to enhance each bride’ s best features. And we are lucky enough to send our creations to brides all over the world!
The Meaning of Qipao
At a Chinese wedding, the bride wears a dress called a cheongsam or qipao. It’s simply a linguistic difference with the term cheongsam originating in the south while the term qipao, is used in the north.
Brides with backgrounds from Southern China may prefer to wear a two-piece dress named Qun Kwa (裙褂) but ultimately, both cheongsam and qipao dresses are typically red and often elaborately adorned with gold dragon and phoenix symbols.
“Both the cheongsam and qipao describe a traditional Chinese dress that is fitted in a one or two-piece form made of fine silk with a mandarin collar.”
A qipao (or cheongsam) is the traditional Mandarin-collared, slim-fitting, high-slit dress that you might see in vintage Chinese cigarette ads. It’s also the traditional style of Chinese bridal dresses. For weddings, it can be a much fancier affair, typically in satin brocade, and the traditional color for wedding qipaos is red — in Chinese culture, red is the color of celebration, good fortune, and happiness.
Top 5 Reasons to Shop With AlphaMall
Reason 1: Handmade Dress with Expert Tailoring With more than 45 years of experience in tailoring Qipao, our most experienced Master tailor Luo was born in a family of tailors. In the 1960s, he moved from Ningbo to Shanghai. Cheongsam seems very simple, but it is complicated to make. The most important thing to make a Qipao is the stitching process. In order to avoid damage to the fabric, the tailor will draw lines on the fabric directly with a powder bag. There will be no cardboard, and the stitches must not be exposed on the surface of the garment. The handwork is very particular.
Reason 2: High Quality Craftsmanship
AlphaMall understands the importance of your wedding event, which is why we only provide the highest quality materials and designs in everything we deliver. For dresses, we have over 100 styles that be customized and tailored to your exact specifications.
Reason 3: Look Your Best on Your Special Day
From bridal gowns to tea ceremony (敬茶) dresses, you deserve to look your most fabulous during your big event. AlphaMall turns your fantasy into reality by providing exceptional couture bridal fashion and impeccable design at affordable prices. Our collections use only the highest quality materials and detailing, creating styles that are not only timeless but that also represent the best in value.
Reason 4: Confidence & Security While You Shop
Online shopping can be intimidating in our modern age of Internet fraud. But it
doesn’t have to be that way. AlphaMall offers a secure and safe shopping
environment for all customers. We use trusted payment processing systems, integrate VeriSign’s globally recognized payment technology, and accept credit card, debit card, wire transfer, Western Union, and PayPal payments. Now you have the convenience to pay as you like and the confidence that your information is safe.
Reason 5: Always Looking Out for You
We understand that preparing for your big Chinese wedding event can be stressful enough. That is why we deliver satisfied customer service to ensure your shopping experience at AlphaMall is as smooth and pleasant as possible. Whether you have questions before you order or after your items have arrived, we have experienced customer service professionals available via live chat or through fast response email system. From the beginning to the end of your shopping experience with us, we are dedicated to making you happy.