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, iChinesedress.com sells Cheongsam with various fabrics and styles, building a bridge between traditional & modern world.
- The Qipao or Chipao, also known as the cheongsam or mandarin gown.
- A body-hugging one-piece Chinese dress.
- The English vocabulary cheongsam comes from the Cantonese .
- It is known in Mandarin Chinese as the qípáo in Beijing and Shanghai .