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Qipao, Sexy Elegance


Her robe is a cloud, her face a flower. Time flies and styles change, yet her Chinese dress is forever fashionable. Qipao creates an impression of simple and quiet charm, elegance and neatness, and is the dream of every Chinese lady.

Qipao, originating from the Manchu costume, is popularly known as cheongsam in Cantonese dialect, simply meaning "long dress."Its neck is high, the collar closed and the sleeves may be short, medium or full length, depending on the season and individual taste.Buttons adorn the right side and a loose chest smoothes into a fitted waist with long slits up the length of the skirt. All these combine to highlight the beauty of the female figure.

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The 1930s

Cheongsam is known to the world as "Chinese dress," and was most popular in the 1930s, the so-called "golden era" of Cheongsam. At the time, new designs from Europe and American were steadily flowing into Shanghai, along with foreign materials like nylon and lace. Fashion columns in newspapers and magazines and popular clothing calendars fueled the fashion craze.

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