Oriental Cheongsam, also known as qipao, is a traditional Chinese costume. During 1644-1911AD, Manchu people ruled the China, and Manchu women typically wore a one-piece dress that retrospectively came to be known as qipao. In the Qing Dynasty, almost all women wear qipao. It is a baggy and long loosely fitted dress. It covered most
Have you ever seen qipao? Have you ever seen a picture of beautiful Chinese women wearing qipao? In general, qipao is known for its luscious silk and graceful image. Chinese women will wear qipao in some special occasions. In general, qipao is suitable for all occasions, although it seems very exotic to Western girls. You
Cheongsam Qipao has many styles, and the change is mainly based on sleeves, front, collar, split, and the length of Cheongsam. Cheongsam Structure Sleeves: wide sleeves, narrow and long sleeves, middle sleeves, short sleeves or sleeveless. Front: round front, straight front, slanting front, double front, Pipa front and so on. Collar: high collar, low collar,or collarless.

The Evolution of Cheongsam Qipao

The late Qing Dynasty After the Opium War, the European-style suits entered China first. The wide and loose body had  gradually become short and narrow. In 1919, the Ordinance about garments was announced by the National Government and cheongsam was established to be the national garments. In 1920s In the early Republic of China,the cheongsam
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
Qipao is one of the most typical, traditional costumes for Chinese women. Also known as cheongsam, it is like a wonderful flower in the Chinese colorful fashion scene because of its particular charm. In the past, the collar of the costume was made high and tight fitting to keep warm. Qipao has incorporated this feature,
The cheongsam has its origin in the Manchu female’s costumes in the Qing Dynasty and has been regarded as the model of Chinese traditional habilatory culture. As for the reason, the cheongsam not only accords with the characteristic of harmony within Chinese culture in terms of the style, but also shows rich oriental idiosyncrasy with
The cheongsam is a female dress with distinctive Chinese features and enjoys a growing popularity in the international world of high fashion. The name “cheongsam,” meaning simply “long dress,” entered the English vocabulary from the dialect of China’s Guangdong Province (Cantonese). In other parts of the country including Beijing, however, it is known as “qipao”,