The denim cheongsam from the Dressing Room

denim cheongsam The denim cheongsam from the Dressing Room

So here are the pictures of me in cheongsam that I promised to show even though Chinese New Year is already over. This is a dress I received from Dressing Room in Hong Kong for review. I picked this because I have never put on a cheongsam for the life of me and was curious as to how I would look. Since it’s complimentary, I thought it won’t be much of a loss if I didn’t look good in it. And actually after requesting for it, I was a tad worried that it won’t fit well because it is ready made. But my worry was unfounded for the dress turned out fitting, thanks to the slightly stretchable denim material.

This denim cheongsam is manufactured exclusively for Dressing Room and is available in two fabrics; the blue with pink flower print you see here and another is a black with white polka dots and red rose print. The dress is also available in cap sleeves or halter neck as well as two styles of Chinese Frog button available.

blue cheongsam The denim cheongsam from the Dressing Room

I am kind of shy to show too much of my arms and so I picked the cap sleeves and decided to go with the complicated Chinese Frog button. I thought, heck, might as well just go completely TRADITIONAL! When I first got the dress and tried it on, I was dismayed because of some unkind remarks made by my hubby. But I decided to put it on the first day of Chinese New Year anyway.

cheongsam The denim cheongsam from the Dressing Room

And what do you know? I received quite a number of compliments. Some even thought the dress was custom made! Anyway, I thought the really good thing was, my tummy wasn’t bulging and that’s a relief for I think I’ve put on some weight and well, I certainly didn’t want to be seen as if I was about to burst in the dress.

cheongsam side view The denim cheongsam from the Dressing Room

Although the fit was good, I think I would look better if I’m taller for the dress looks a lot shorter and chic looking on the mannequin. It would also be nice if the company were to try designing an empire cut cheongsam with a flare bottom for next year. I’ll be keen to get one of those. And with a flare bottom, I won’t have to worry about my tummy showing if I were to put on more weight next year! (^~^)

cheongsam slit The denim cheongsam from the Dressing Room

The side slits are decent enough but I guess it’s also because the dress is longer for me. Well, I’m happy with them since I didn’t have to figet whenever I sit down as in the case when the slit rides up too high.

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Okay, other than this denim cheongsam, Dressing Room offers other interesting apparel and here are some dresses that I like from the website. As mentioned, the online store is based out of Hong Kong but they deliver to 18 countries. Prices are sort of mid range and for Viva Woman readers only, the company has extended a 10% discount. Just quote VIVA10 when you check out. (^∇^)

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Blog editor of Viva Woman, Sesame is a skin care addict who is fond of using natural & organic beauty products. She also enjoys ogling at handmade jewelry & cute stationery.

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Comments

  1. Love it! 很有气质哦!

  2. Looks lovely on you :) And I love the side split too ^^

  3. I’ve bought 2 dresses from them before. Were very nice, well made n intricate. Got a lot of compliments! Now, me just waiting for their new stock.

  4. MsLips says:

    You look nice in the denim cheongsam :) I checked out their website and while they have some nice dresses, majority are in S or M sizes only. I wear L :(

    • sesame says:

      Thank you! I guess it depends on the design but I have a problem with the length too cos I’m short.

    • Hi Ms Lips, although most of our dresses in stock are in S or M size, L size can be ordered upon request of customers. Feel free to email us the items that you like and we will check availability for you.

  5. Fernleafify says:

    Whew-weet! It looks sooo good on you! Gorgeous!

  6. Audris says:

    Hello Gorgeous :)
    Ok, your modern short hairstyle is a nice contrast to the traditional dress. Agree on the length. Slits are modest enough.
    Didn’t realise it’s a light stretch denim fabric. That makes it really comfortable for walking and moving around, as your movements won’t be confined by a non-stretch fabric!

    • sesame says:

      I haven’t tried wearing cheongsam in any other fabrics so have no idea if they’re comfortable but yeah, this denim one is good for walking and sitting.

  7. Wow you look really good in the dress, fits so well :)

  8. Happyfeet says:

    Whoa! You look really, really good and pretty! I think your Hubby tried to dissuade you from wearing it because he knew you will look too good in that and steal all the limelight from him. Heehee.

    • sesame says:

      Thank you!

      My hubby said I look like an aunty in the outfit. I think partly because he is so used to seeing my SILs in them and so he finds cheongsams make one look older. He even asked me not to go out with him in it. :roll:

  9. This cheongsam looks good on you. I may end up looking like my deceased paternal grandmother if I wear one.

    • sesame says:

      Haha…you might look better if you pick a more modern design. I thought the same too before trying this out.

  10. Ooh I love the denim cheongsam and you look really great in it! It’s lovely to see some “Western” element (denim) in our traditional garment.

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