When the “retro wind” sweeps the world, cheongsams have quietly penetrated into the life of those beautiful women because of its unique oriental charm. But we should know that the selection of the cheongsam fabric is quite exquisite. Before you custom the dress, you need to know something. And I will also tell you some daily maintenance and ironing skills of cheongsams. Here I want to share all these with you.

Cheongsam

Cheongsam

“Retro wind” has swept the whole world, and the development of Chinese women’s cheongsams has also returned to a glorious era. Along with the development of the modern society, which is constantly improving, cheongsams began to have a new fashion charm. Customized cheongsams are also favored by fashionable women. When it comes to the customized cheongsams, we will think that what kind of fabric is the most suitable fabric for cheongsam at first.

Cheongsam

Cheongsam

How to choose the fabric of the cheongsam?
Common daily used cheongsams:
If you are going to choose some cheongsams for summer, you can choose some cheongsams made of cotton. These cheongsams are very comfortable. By the way, the fabric is very breathable.

Cheongsam

Cheongsam

If you want to choose cheongsams for spring and autumn, you can choose those cheongsams made of chemical fiber or blends fiber. Though those cheongsams are not so breathable, the look of the cheongsams is also very amazing.

Cheongsam

Cheongsam

Someone may think that cheongsams are not the typical clothes for Chinese women any more. Some words of some posts before may hurt someone’s heart. And here I want to show my apology. All cultures have their own shinny points and no one can compare one culture to another. All I want to do is showing the beauty of cheongsams to all of you.
My dear friends, thank you for your love and your support. You are the motivation for me to keep on with the blog.
Best wishes for all of you:)

Introduction: as we all know, oriental women are born with a subtle, dignified and elegant atmosphere. The beauty of Chinese women is different from those western women. Western women are sexier than Chinese women. This can also be viewed as one advantage of western women. Chinese artists can use amazing art forms to draw the beauty of oriental women. In their works, we can enjoy not only the beautiful appearance and the temperaments. We can also enjoy the connotation of thousands of years of traditional culture.

Oil Painting

Oil Painting

Chinese dress can be viewed as the most amazing dress in China. And this kind of dress became famous in the 30s of last century. The elaborate tailoring skills and designs cater to the characteristics of Chinese women, which can show women’s elegant temperaments and delicate figures. The picture can show us this point. You can find that there is a woman sitting on a chair. The hairstyle makes her be more elegant. The straight sitting posture makes her be slender.

Oil Painting

Oil Painting

And we can also have a look at this picture, which shows a woman who is dressing in a blue Chinese dress. Her face is really pretty. And you can also feel  the elegant temperament of Chinese women from this painting. The sleeveless cheongsams can show the beauty and sexiness very well. The fan in her hand is a decoration, which can make the whole collocation be more beautiful. The butterfly in the left corner adds more loveliness to the painting.
If you really like Chinese culture, you can have a look at those amazing oil paintings which used to show Chinese women’s beauty. You can find more different things than you see people in the real world, because of that the art workers had used the right colors to make paintings be more charming and harmonious.

Introduction: Cheongsams became popular in the wedding ceremony since the beginning of 90s last century. But at that time, red color is the basic color. And there were not so many styles. Over 10 years, the colors, styles, textures of the wedding cheongsams have been enriched. And they have become the eternal love of the eastern brides.

Chinese Dress For Wedding

Chinese Dress For Wedding

First: the color of the cheongsam
Bright red color: this kind of color is more suitable for those elder brides. Because of that the bright red color can show the bride’s amazing temperaments very well. Rose red is more suitable for those younger brides. Because of that those young brides’ skin are very good, if they use rose red colored cheongsams, it can make the bride look young and beautiful. Dark red: it is more suitable for women who have strict knowledge. White color: this is more suitable for those women who pay attention to the quality of life and those who have high income. You can use red edge, or you can also use a large area with silver sequins. It can make people look very elegant. Yellow and orange color: those brides who care less about the color of the cheongsams.

Chinese Dress For Wedding

Chinese Dress For Wedding

Second: the style of the cheongsam and the bride’s figure
Actually, those thin brides are not suitable to wear a cheongsam in a strict sense. Those brides who are with large size are suitable to wear X shaped cheongsam. This style can cover up the plump buttock. Those lovely brides are suitable to wear X shaped cheongsams. In this case, it can be easier for them to sit and stand. Generally speaking, those cheongsams which can show people’s slender figures belong to those tall brides. Of course not, such Chinese dresses have been shorter than before. Another important element of the new cheongsam is the colorful color, which can represent the happiness. Especially those brides who have dark facial colors can be more beautiful and amazing. Cheongsams have been popular since the 90s of last century. But at that moment, red color is the basic color.

Chinese Dress For Wedding

Chinese Dress For Wedding

Third: the neckline of the cheongsam and the bride’s face
Brides who have elegant and long necks are very suitable to wear high collared cheongsams. And those brides who have short necklines can choose no collar cheongsams.

Chinese Dress For Wedding

Chinese Dress For Wedding

Fourth: the fabric of the cheongsam
Try not to consider rayon and polyester fabrics, because of that such cheongsams are easy to cause electricity. If you are going to get married during the spring and summer seasons, you can use those thin fabrics. The light colors can be better. If you are going to get married during winter, you can choose silk brocade, because this kind of fabric can highlight the luxury of wedding.

Chinese Dress For Wedding

Chinese Dress For Wedding

Fifth: hairstyle and hair clips
Brides can make hair buns. Or if you have short hair, you can just put your hair with the state it should be. No matter which kind of hairstyle you choose, the color of the hair clips should be similar with your cheongsam. In this case, the whole feeling can be much better. If you have less hair, you can use exaggerate hairstyles.

Chinese Dress For Wedding

Chinese Dress For Wedding

Sixth: the match of the cheongsam and shoes
Try not to wear black shoes, if you have the conditions, you can wear silk embroidered or velvet satin shoes. Then you can also wear red shoes. But the bright leather shoes should be placed in the final consideration. Foot length is the best length of Chinese dresses.

Seventh, cheongsam and jewelry accessories
The most suitable jewelry for Chinese clothing is earring, especially those earrings with drape feelings or those earrings with pearls, diamonds and some other shiny elements. This can be a wise choice for those brides. If there are many foreign friends in the wedding guests, you can consider the Pearl and diamond earrings; if there are older guests, you can consider golden earrings; those who have conditions can choose jade earrings, because such accessories have the unique “Oriental style”.

Eighth: other aspects of cheongsams.
The best opening place can be the back part of the cheongsam, which is not only convenient for the bride to wear off, the most important point is that it canbe easier for future changes. For example, you can shorten the dress, so you can wear dresses every year on the anniversary or other occasions.

Introduction: cheongsams can be viewed as the most representative dresses for those Chinese women. Because of that they can highlight the oriental women’s temperaments very well. If a Chinese woman doesn’t have a cheongsam during her lifetime, then it is actually a regrettable thing.

Cheongsams

Cheongsams

Cheongsams can be viewed as the most representative dresses for those Chinese women. Because of that they can highlight the oriental women’s temperaments very well. If a Chinese woman doesn’t have a cheongsam during her lifetime, then it is actually a regrettable thing. In recent years, Chinese actresses have chosen all kinds of cheongsams when they attended various important occasions. Most of them will choose a cheongsam dress. The dignified and gentle attitude can show the respect to the host as well as the audiences, but how to choose a suitable cheongsam? This needs your enough skills. Now let’s take a look at the tips of choosing cheongsams!

Fabric:
As Chinese traditional clothing, cheongsam is popular with its clear lines, exquisite tailoring and classical charm, which can bring out the Chinese women’s unique and elegant temperaments. The nobleness and the charm can be revealed. So when you are choosing a cheongsam, you can pay attention to the fabric selection. Cheongsam is known as the second skin for women, which can maximize women’s beautiful physique. So you can choose the most traditional silk fabrics when you are choosing the fabrics. Those popular chemical fiber fabrics are difficult to reflect the characteristics of cheongsams.

Patterns and colors:
When we think about the Chinese traditional cheongsams, we may choose red and bright green colors. But I have to say that clothes with such colors are not suitable for modern daily wear any more. Especially with the development of the modern printing technology progress, the fabric, the patterns and colors should have a very wide selection. You can try the relatively impressionistic printing patterns, or the changing colors, or you can even try some modern pop elements, such as dots patterns, which is hot this year. Or you can also choose the classic stripe patterns. All of them can add some different effects for the traditional styles. The combination of the modern and traditional elements can give you more fashionable feelings than usual.

Style:
When people mention cheongsams, the first thing in their minds may be the fine tailoring, the traditional style, which are showed in the movie In the Mood for Love. Actually, it is the most traditional cheongsam style, which is very suitable for those petite beautiful women, and such cheongsams cannot cover your shortcomings. In recent years, women who have some shortcomings with their bodies also want to try cheongsams, but they don’t want to reveal the defects. For example, those strapless dresses have absorbed a large number of Western elements, such as strapless design, backless design, and deep V design. IT can be closer fitting. And at the same time, it can also modify your figure to the greatest extent.

Shoes:
For those traditional Chinese dress, you cannot choose those too modern or those too sexy sandals. I recommended that you can choose those elegant cute shoes, which is simple and energy-saving. The collocation should be as simple as possible, because the cheongsam itself is concise and lively. So it is not suitable for complex shoes and bags. And some of the cheongsams’ designs have been improved.

Accessories:
In the choice of accessories, I recommended you that you can follow the principle of that “the simpler the better”. For example, the traditional Chinese pearl accessories are suitable for the cheongsam.
If you want to choose cheongsams, please also choose some appropriate collocations. Only in this way can you show the beauty of the dress.

Introduction: silk fabric is not only smooth. It is also breathable, which can be used to highlight your temperaments. Such clothes which are made silk fabrics are particularly suitable for those Oriental women. However, in the choice of silk fabrics, how can we identify different silks by their printing and dyeing skills? Followings are some knowledge which I want to show you. Let’s have a look at them and learn the silk fabric painting techniques together. I hope that you can find the most suitable printing and dyeing silk fabrics after you know the silk fabric dyeing and printing skills.

Hand Made Patterns

Hand Made Patterns

Hand Made Patterns

Hand Made Patterns

Oriental style hand-painted patterns:
That is the way of using hand painting as a design on the silk fabric. The hand drawing techniques on the silk clothing is full of fashion and charm. The design of the graphic is dramatic, which is amazing and colorful. They can also be combined with other methods to achieve a perfect decorative effect, such as embroideries, beads, stones and other decorative things to make silk clothing be more modern.

Hand Made Patterns

Hand Made Patterns

 

 

Hand Made Patterns

Hand Made Patterns

Hand drawing cheongsams mean that such dresses are designed based on the original styles of the cheongsams according to the style, fabric and the customer’s temperaments and hobbies. The designers will do this with special hand-painted paint. Those exquisite patterns will make the cheongsams be shinier. The painted patterns can be flowers, landscapes, common patterns and some decorative pattern. At the same time, some words can also be added. The delicate patterns and the appropriate text can make the cheongsams be more attractive. Because of the non-replicability of the hand-painted clothing, the hand painted patterns has more appreciation and collection value than those machine printed clothes. This kind of cheongsams can not only be used as commodities, they can also be works of art.

Hand Made Patterns

Hand Made Patterns

Exquisite traditional batik art:
Batik is a traditional printing and dyeing handicraft of folk textile. The ancient name of the material is wax, which can be used to dye clothes. The hollow printing was also very famous at that time. The Batik, Dyeing and Hollow printing are be called as China’s three major ancient printing techniques. We can use Wax knife to cut the melting candles and then we can paint the flowers on the cloth. After that, we can use indigo color to disseminate such cloths. The cloth will show us a variety of patterns. At the same time, when we sink the cloths in the indigo colored waters, the wax will crack naturally, so the cloth will show us icy veins, which can be especially charming. Batik Designs have rich colors and elegant styles. The unique styles can be used to all kinds of products, which is simple and elegant, fresh and pleasing. The products will be full of national characteristics in this way. Blue and white are the colors which we usually used in the batik patterns. Some local parts can also be dyed with red color, or blue and green colors. In the modern silk clothing, the wax printing techniques can be used very well.

Hand Made Patterns

Hand Made Patterns

Batik patterns are based on realism. The art language is simple, naive, rough and powerful, especially its shape, which will not be controlled by the natural image details, so the shapes can be made with bold changes and exaggerating skills. This kind of change and exaggerated things comes from innocent imagination, which has infinite charm. There are plenty of kinds of patterns. They can be geometric shapes, natural images. Generally they come from the life or legends. A strong national color can be felt in this case. Batik is the ancient art, and it is also a young art as well as a kind of modern art. It outlines the concise style, pure color, decorative auspicious exaggerated patterns, which adapt to the needs of modern people. It is suitable for modern aesthetic requirements.

Hand Made Patterns

Hand Made Patterns

Hand Made Patterns

Hand Made Patterns

Romantic folk printing skills:
The hand printing skill is Chinese unique dyeing process, which is also a method of dyeing.
The Tie-dyed process can be divided into two parts. It uses yarn, thread, rope to do the weaving, sewing, binding and clamping processes to the fabrics. After the combination of various forms of dyeing, the cloth will be very beautiful. The technical characteristic of the model is that the cloth would be made into a knot, and then we will dye the cloth. So the pattern will be different from others. Or we can say that the cloth you own is the unique cloth around the world. The patterns have more than one hundred kinds of changes. The most surprising thing is that when we make a knot, the dyeing result will be different from each other. The unique artistic effect would not be achieved if you use machines.

Hand Made Patterns

Hand Made Patterns

Hand Made Patterns

Hand Made Patterns

Digital printing and dyeing technology:
Such technology is a brand new printing skill, which uses digital jacquard machine to dye directly on the fabric. This digital printing and dyeing technology is the combination of art and technology, the effect would be very attractive.

Hand Made Patterns

Hand Made Patterns

Hand Made Patterns

Hand Made Patterns

Introduction: In these days, brides have more and more choices when they are choosing Chinese wedding dresses. The choices have been more diverse than before. In addition to the white wedding dresses, the Chinese cheongsam dresses have gradually become one of the most favorite dresses for those fashionable women. The classical Chinese cheongsams can show the charm much better. And it can also highlight the bride’s perfect curve line. The Eastern flavor can be shown very well. Today I want to show everyone several Chinese bridal cheongsams and a few suggestions. Those prospective brides can come and see it.

Bridal Cheongsam

Bridal Cheongsam

Traditional red cheongsams:
The bright red cheongsams are very suitable for those brides who are older than others, which can be used to show the bride’s gorgeous feelings. If you are not sure that whether you have a good taste, then you can just choose a bright cheongsam. And the bright red color can be the best choice for you. When you are going to get married, the red color can be the best collocation for you. At the same time, the red color can also make your skin color be more white than it redshould be. If you are not sure that if you have a good figure, then such dresses can be the best choice for them. Red color can also be called as the hottest color. If you don’t have a good mood, the bright red color can make you feel happy. This color can also make your figure be sexier.

Bridal Cheongsam

Bridal Cheongsam

The little suggestion for you:
You can choose gold earrings or headdress, red or nude colored wedding shoes, or you can also use the collocation of ice jade bracelet, which can give you a better effect!

Deep red temptation:
For those brides who are much younger, you can wear such deep red clothes, which can make you become more dignified, beautiful, lovely. Here are some words which can be used to describe women: elegant, gorgeous and amazing. The feminine red color can be the representative color of traditional wedding cheongsams. But many young girls, especially those who have white skin may feel that this color may be a little out dated. It is not easy for you to get the effect. However, if you want to get a good moral festive, then the deep dark red color can be the right choice for you. If you want to improve your temperament, or if you want to be lovely and adorable. You can choose a hand-embroidered dark red cheongsam. And Embroidery elements can add texture for you, which can make the cheongsmas be more than a dress for wedding. It can also be viewed as an amazing work of art. The red color is the representative of the wedding dresses. However, many young girls, especially those girls whose skin is not very white, they may feel that the red color may be not so good for them. So if you want to get a good meaning, you can choose the dark red color. This kind of colored cheongsams can not only make you be more beautiful, it can also give you a better wedding feeling.
Little tips for you:
You can choose rose gold or those green jade small earrings as decorations. And you can also choose the retro hand push hairstyle, which can be very elegant and charming!

Flax-colored floral cheongsam:
This kind of cheongsam is suitable for those brides who love retro styles or those who like arts and youthful things. The keywords of the brides: literary, retro and so on. The retro flax color is undoubtedly breaking the traditional rule and it has already taken the place of the red cheongsam in recent years, which has become the new darling for all the women. This kind of color can not only be suitable for girls with any facial colors, but it can also reveal the taste of literature and art, which can make you look more elegant . But if your dress is just with plain flax color, then it can be too prime. So it can not show us auspicious atmosphere. You can also choose a dark red belt, which can make the dress not so dull.

Bridal Cheongsam

Bridal Cheongsam

Some tips for you:
You can choose some simple pearl accessories to collocate with cheongsams. By the way, I want to tell you that the bracelet can be a perfect match. You can also choose oblique wave hairstyle.

Floral cheongsams can amaze all the audience:
This kind of cheongsams are suitable for those slim girls who love fashionable wedding dresses, they can choose the dresses which have the keywords: sexy, bold, fashionable and dazzling. Some brides may not think the top three cheongsams are suitable for them? Never mind, the last cheongsam can give you all the feelings you want. Sexy cheongsams are waiting for you. If you choose the sexy cheongsams, you can amaze all the audiences.

Bridal Cheongsam

Bridal Cheongsam

Little tips for collocation:
You can brush your hair all, then you can use a flower to make your hairstyle be more beautiful. For a better visual effect, you can add some pearl accessories as collocations. But you should remember that the style should be simple enough. In this hot summer, you can use these flax Chinese dresses to calm yourself down. If you really like cheongsams, you can have a try. They can be fashionable and comfortable at the same time.

The elegant black silk floral pattern mandarin collar coat is perfect for special occasions! I wore this beautiful coat for my Easter Sunday church service. Along with an elegant pair of black dress pants, black heel booties, and pretty quartz jewelry, I looked and felt perfectly elegant and feminine. This uniquely beautiful coat was the most special compliment for my Easter Sunday outfit.            

In the hot summer, many women love choosing cotton and linen clothing to wear, because cotton and linen clothes can absorb sweat, and they also have good ventilation. Those pollution-free characteristics are good to human’s bodies. How much do you know about cotton and linen clothes?

linen cheongsam

linen cheongsam

When we wash the cotton and linen clothing for the first time, there will be a fade phenomenon. The deeper the color is, the more obvious the floating color will be. When we first wash them, when we first wash the clothes, the “ink juice” is just all right. There is no need for you to feel worried about this. You can change the water for several times, so it will become clear.

linen cheongsam

linen cheongsam

For those buyers who regular wash clothes or those who have plenty of life experience, this is really easy to be understood. You can use salt to fix the color, though this method may not give you immediate effect. So here I want to suggest those proposed buyers, when you wash the clothes for the first time, do not wash it with other clothes and you should not use washing powder and 84 disinfectant or some other products which have those color-injured ingredients.

linen cheongsam

linen cheongsam

Washing method: pickling method.
Need raw materials: edible vinegar
The way to wash such clothes: before you washing these clothes, you can add some ordinary vinegar into the water. Then you can sink the clothes into the water. But the amount of vinegar cannot be too much, or it will color other light-colored clothes. If you can often wash clothes, the color of the clothes can be as clean as new!

linen cheongsam

linen cheongsam

The pure natural things may have more wrinkles than other clothes. Of course, we can admit that the random fold is also the temperament of cotton and linen clothes. In fact, it is very easy for you to take care of such clothes. You can spray some water on it. Because of that they drape well. So when the water dries, the clothes can also be flat.

linen cheongsam

linen cheongsam

The permeability of cotton and linen is much better than the general clothing. So do not worry about the summer, it will not make you feel hot. Pure natural materials will not hurt the skin, especially for those buyers who have allergies.
Do not “burn” yourself under the hot sun. After washing the clothes, you can hang them in the wind, as long as the clothes dry, they can be smooth. There is no need for you to do other additional ironing.

Wearing a cheongsam, coupled with a pair of delicate high heels, no matter where you go, you will be the most beautiful woman among the crowd. In this case, you may want to capture this scene down with cameras.

Chinese Beauty

Chinese Beauty

But then the questions came: how can we take beautiful pictures? Though we are dressed in elegant cheongsams, and the look of us is actually very delicate, when we take photos, we will find out that the pictures are not so beautiful as what we have imagined. So today, I will teach you some little tips when you take photos.

Chinese Beauty

Chinese Beauty

Tip 1: Your posture should be gentle. Avoid those forced postures.
When you are taking those classical photos, you should especially take care of your postures. Don’t use those too hard postures, which will damage your elegant images.

Chinese Beauty

Chinese Beauty

Tip 2: Use sexy sitting postures to make the photos be more amazing.
As cheongsams have sexy high slits, which can make it easier for you to show the legs. Some photographers will also ask models take those sexy sitting postures to show the gentle feelings.

Chinese Beauty

Chinese Beauty

In this case, you should pay attention to your legs. Your force should be used in your lower legs. At the same time, you should put your thighs together as possible as you can. On the one hand, this posture can prevent to be impolite. On the other hand, it can also let the posture not be too rough.

Chinese Beauty

Chinese Beauty

Tip 3: you should show your eyes and your eyebrows more. At the same time, you should avoid messy hair, which can make the photos messy too.
When you are taking photos, you should not only pay attention to your body shape, you should also take care of your facial expression, clothing as well as your own hairstyles. Especially when you are taking the outdoor photos, wind will make your hair messy, which will influence the effect of the photos. So you can do some retro hairstyles, curly hairstyles or bun styles to take outdoor hairstyles. Of course, you can also choose to put down your hair, but you should remember to use stereotypes water or wigs to increase firmness of your hair. And this act will not destroy the natural effect of hairstyle as well.

Chinese Beauty

Chinese Beauty

Tip 4: when you are taking outdoor photos, your sitting postures can be sexy and lovely at the same time.
If you choose those short cheongsams to take outdoor photos, you should pay attention to the posture of your legs. Because the appropriate postures can keep you safe from being “naked”. And this posture can also make you look thinner and higher. You can put your legs besides your body and you can also lean a little, which can make the photo more three dimensional. If the photo can give us a high-low visual effect, then it will be more charming.

Chinese Beauty

Chinese Beauty

Tip 5: last but not least, you can use some bright colored elements to make your photos more beautiful.
When you are taking outdoor photographs, the help of some little elements can make the pose more comfortable and gentle, and this can also help a lot for those new models who can not control their expressions. When they use bright colored elements, people can pay more attention to the elements than their unnatural expressions. Those bright little things can also make the photos be brighter, which can be a good choice for you.

Chinese Beauty

Chinese Beauty

If you really want to take outdoor photos with cheongsams, you can take my tips as references. I hope I can help you something.
If you have any questions, you can leave your comments here. Wish all of you a happy day.

 

The fate between cheongsam and me may come from the pankous. I know them when I was still very young. My father is a tailor, so he would make some clothes to earn money to raise the family. And my job was making those small cute buckles. In my memory, I still remember that the fabric of the cheongsams was not very bright, and the color of the dress is gentle and warm, with some floral patterns on it. Every piece of elegant chic cheongsam had its unique hand-woven buckle which was made by me. This may be the reason why I love cheongsams so much.
In nowadays, the modern city is filled with a variety of fashion brands and a lot of strange clothes. But I only love those amazing Chinese cheongsams. Yes, the word I use is “love”, not “like”. I love them so much. Because I think that this kind of clothes can make people feel calm no matter where they are! Women in the cheongsams are more gentle and elegant than those who wear common clothes.

cheongsam

cheongsam

The charm of cheongsam lies in its magic. Cheongsam can make a woman be quiet when she is in an irritable state. Those women who put on the cheongsams can show their natural figures, which can be so intriguing. Cheongsams can also make a cold man become a warm man. And it can make an angry man calm down. This is the unique charm of cheongsams. Woman dressed in cheongsam can calm the man’s anger with her delicate figure and her beauty, which can melt the man’s indifference very well. You can have a try.

cheongsam

cheongsam

Cheongsams can always give people a sense of harmony and tranquility. Such atmosphere can warm everyone up. Even the lazy and casual feeling can show us a unique flavor.

cheongsam

cheongsam

Cheongsam’s tenderness is its unique temptation. Women dressed in cheongsams are always so natural, gentle and elegant. People can not hide their love and pathetic feelings to appreciate them.

cheongsam

cheongsam

Cheongsams can take us into a different world, which may be like the paradise. So you can just wear a piece of Chinese dress, and enter the world without any bad feelings. You can just enjoy the beautiful world and feel the scene at the same time. The elegance of the cheongsm can make you like a spring flower, a lotus in summer, a leaf in autumn or the white snow in winter. Cheongsams can show you different charms in different periods.

cheongsam

cheongsam

Have you prepared to be more beautiful in this hot 2017?