CATEGORIZED AS: Wedding Dresses
By Karen Vander
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The red gown is the classic wedding dress in China. It goes without saying that one of the most distinct specialties of Chinese wedding is the richly decorated, all red wedding gown.
It is often embellished with elaborate embroidery of the motifs of dragon and golden phoenix that represent the subtle balance of male and female elements in this universe.
In China, red has always been considered a lively and lucky color capable of keeping the evil spirits at bay.
Some brides go for the contrast color combination of opposite colors, for instance: red and yellow, which is very common in traditional Chinese wedding attire.
Chinese brides typically do not use white gown as white is considered closely associated with death or mourning. However, modern brides in China (akin to their American counterparts) often pick up a white gown as part of their wedding trousseau, comprising one of 4-5 dresses to be worn on that special day.
By the same token, we are seeing a stunning cultural mosaic of the West and the East. Many Chinese brides who live in America have set off an enticing style of the bright red wedding gowns, true to their oriental culture. Chinese wedding themes have increasingly started to catch up to American brides as well.