I had just visited Arab street in Singapore to look for the materials I will be using in my made-to-measure cheongsam (aka Qi Pao). Having to choose something out of the myraid of possibilities is very taxing for an indecisive person like myself. I think I may be much more suited for off-the-rack purchases. I did, however, enjoy walking through Arab street and realizing that LA Fashion district does have cheaper fabrics. I happen to think that the cheongsam and the kimono/yukata are essential in an Asian woman's closet. And for other ethnicity, well, let's just say WHY NOT? It's pretty!!
- Divine Couture – originally from Singapore, sexy and eye-catching cheongsam custom-made designs can be found here.
- Ted Wu Couture – Ted Wu designs beautiful traditional and modern cheongsams for brides of all personalities.
- Mazzario by Mimi – long and short cheongsams available here, mainly in brocade and in some quirky designs.
- Tan Yoong – Local Singapore wedding gown designer who also makes wedding cheongsams. Expect to pay quite a bit!
- Allure Charix – Wedding gown designer who also designs lovely wedding cheongsams.
- Dylan – Cheongsam designer with a girly feminine flair who does bespoke cheongsam for both casual and formal uses.
- Divine Couture – designs beautiful cheongsams with sexy lace backs and even trains for the ultimate wedding qipao!
- Kenneth Hoong (Butterfly) – designs contemporary cheongsams with pretty embroidery in striking colours.
- Melvin Lam - designs cheongsams with modern twist in eye-catching designs.
- Emerald, Jalan Imbi – sells ready made cheongsams in all designs and colours.
- Red Lantern, Berjaya Times Square – sells ready made or custom made cheongsams in pretty lace. More affordable than designers’ prices