Cheongsam, also known as qipao, first appeared in the 17th century China during the Qing Dynasty. Typically cheongsam was a dress which covered the wearer from neck to foot. Of course, there were some variants. For instance, a two-piece dress set and a pair of trousers with long overdress. In old times, qipao was a
Although Manchu Empire has been overthrown at the beginning of the 1910’s, the Cheongsam dress survived the political change. Both Manchurian and Han women preferred the cheongsam dress in the early 20’s. During the end of the 20th century, influenced by the designs of the outside world, cheongsam became much shorter in length while the
The cheongsam is a body-hugging one-piece Chinese dress for women, also known as qipao (chipao), and Mandarin gown. The stylish and often tight-fitting cheongsam or qipao (chipao) that is best known today was created in the 1920s in Shanghai and made fashionable by socialites and upper class women. Located in Shanghai, where Cheongsam was created,
Cool elements have proved popular in the new century, while many people have deep nostalgia in their mind. It can be definitely seen from appreciation of the reformed cheongsam and Chinese traditional garments with buttons down the front. Love for Chinese traditional garments of with buttons down the front has never been faded, which gradually