For more information or to order a qipao, please contact us at:
t + 86 21 6245 3678
t +1 415 397 6312
jil wedding boutique
495 jiang ning road #705
jing an district, shanghai 200030
t +1 212 677 1755
the tailoring room
42 clinton street
new york, ny 10002
t +44 207 734 0824
maurice sedwell bespoke tailors
19 savile row
london, uk W1S 3PP
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I book an appointment in Shanghai, New York or London?
A: Please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know that you would like to schedule a fitting in Shanghai, New York or London. We will get back to you within 24 hours.
Q: What if I do not live in Shanghai, New York City, London or Shanghai, but I want to order a qipao?
A: If you are not able to access our locations, then we suggest that you order a standard-fit qipao and find a local tailor to take the required measurements.
Q: What is the process for a custom-fit qipao?
A: For a custom-fit qipao, a minimum of three fittings are required in-store in Shanghai, New York, or London. The first fitting will involve taking your measurements and finalizing your design. At your second fitting you will try on a cotton muslin version of your qipao. The third fitting will be to try on your actual silk qipao. If this qipao still needs alterations, a fourth and fifth fitting may be required. The entire process should take from 6-8 weeks in New York or London, and 3-4 weeks in Shanghai. If you need your qipao sooner please let us know and we can work with you to fit a tighter schedule.
Q: What is process for a standard-fit qipao?
A: Our "standard-fit" is actually still customized to your body, but measurements are provided by you. We will consult with you via email or phone on the design of your dress and send you a detailed set of instructions to take the 20+ measurements that we require. You can find a local tailor or, if none is available, a friend to take these measurements for you. Within 3 weeks, we will mail you a cotton muslin version of your qipao, which we recommend that you find a local tailor to pin to size on you if alterations are required. After you mail the pinned muslin back to Qipao by Jane, we will make your final qipao based on the pinned size and send it to you.
Q: What is the difference between a custom-fit and a standard-fit qipao?
A: Our custom-fit qipaos are fitted in-store in Shanghai, New York, or London by one of our trained tailors, and include alterations for life. Our standard-fit qipaos are made to specification based on measurements provided by you. Both types are actually fitted to your figure, but in the custom-fit case the quality of fit is guaranteed, while in the standard case the fit will be only as good as the measurements and information you provide.
Q: What are the prices for a custom or standard qipao?
Q: Do I have to have a petite Asian figure to fit in a qipao?
A: Most certainly not! Whether you are curvy or straight, tall or short, the qipao is made to fit your contours and show it off to best advantage with a simple, elegant silhouette and the fabric of your choice.
Q: Who is JIL Wedding?
A: JIL Wedding is a full-service luxury wedding boutique establishment located in central Shanghai. They are our partners Shanghai and all appointments are attended by our own expert tailors to take measurements and make custom alterations. For more information visit www.jilwedding.com.
Q: Who is The Tailoring Room?
A: The Tailoring Room is a fine custom tailoring establishment located in the Lower East Side. They are our partners in New York with on-premises expert tailors to take fittings and make custom alterations.
Q: Who is Maurice Sedwell Bespoke Clothiers?
A: Maurice Sedwell Bespoke Clothiers is a fine custom tailoring establishment located on 19 Savile Row. They are our partners in London with on-premises expert tailors to take fittings and make custom alterations. For more information visit www.savilerowtailor.com.