Writing a book like Good Chinese Wife forced me to relive many difficult events in my past. So when I dug out my wedding qipao from the summer I was 24, I had mixed feelings.
On one hand, I’m happy I still have the dress. It was so difficult to find a red qipao that summer, even in the silk capital of Suzhou. On the other hand, I’m not sure I’ll ever wear it again. It was made pretty well, but some of the silk is worn thin on one shoulder. In any case, it still fits after all this time.
I also found this green faux fur coat I bought in Hong Kong 18 years ago to wear in frigid China when I used to spend Chinese New Years there. It still fits, too.
I’m definitely going to wear this one again!