Dressed in elegant dress paired with a warm and stylish sweater or a silk scarf can be a good choice for the mature women. Followings are some examples of this collocation of Cheongsam which can be used in autumn and winter. Cheongsam can be changed according to the season. And actually how to dress ourselves into a typically Chinese charming woman is a serious question. Appropriate collocations can make ourselves much brighter and clearer than the morning sunshine.

As we all know that the Cheongsam is a body-hugging one-piece Chinese dress for women. And this kind of dresses are also known in Mandarin Chinese as qipao. And Mandarin gowns in English. The stylish and often tight-fitting Cheongsam are best known today was created in the 1920s in Shanghai and made fashionable by the women in upper class and some socialites.

Those women who like Cheongsam should not forget an elegant coat which can be used to collocate with the Cheongsam according to the changes of seasons. Only when you know these tips can you face the changes of seasons freely. Especially in the summer over to winter season, the temperature becomes changeable, which means it can be very cold sometimes and very hot sometimes. You should wear the appropriate Cheongsam not only according to the temperature, but also the collocation should be fashionable and decent.

In this season-changing period, how to choose an appropriate Cheongsam and how to choose accessories to collocate with the dress has become one of the tip-top question for the fashionable women. If you don’t wear any scarves or knitted jackets, you may feel cold at this time.Followings are some collocations for this question.

White Knitted Jacket + Red Reformed Cheongsam

White Knitted Jacket + Red Reformed Cheongsam

White Knitted Jacket + Red Reformed Cheongsam
Enjoying the breeze of autumn, leaves all falling down from the trees and everything was different with what it like in summer. The beautiful woman dressed in a red gorgeous Cheongsam collocating with a knitted jacket standing by an osmanthus tree looks quiet elegant and magnificent. She walked leisurely with sweet scent. In this atmosphere, the woman looks just like a single recovery camellias, gentle and quiet, quietly bright and beautiful.

Black Diamond Knitted Cardigan + Elegant Printed Cheongsam

Black Diamond Knitted Cardigan + Elegant Printed Cheongsam

Black Diamond Knitted Cardigan + Elegant Printed Cheongsam
Elegant printed Cheongsam looks so quiet and beautiful, to collocated with a knitted cardigan with some diamonds can highlight the nobility as well as the fashion style. Those sweet diamonds looks like starry stars in the blue sky, adding some bright light for the quietly elegant color.

White Scales Knitted Cardigan + Printing Velvet Cheongsam

White Scales Knitted Cardigan + Printing Velvet Cheongsam

White Scales Knitted Cardigan + Printing Velvet Cheongsam
This kind of Cheongsam have the appearance of the fabric of silk or velvet. The velvet surface is smooth and elegant, and the printing style is luxurious and classic. Collocating with a white sweater, the women sweet atmosphere and feelings can be all revealed. Cheongsam are as fair as jade, like those gentle boneless beauties, with unlimited style interpretation.

Lapel Knitted Cardigan + Silk Vintage Cheongsam

Lapel Knitted Cardigan + Silk Vintage Cheongsam

Lapel Knitted Cardigan + Silk Vintage Cheongsam
On the dark green mountains, the red flowers are all over this area, which looks like beautiful sunset glows. Those beautiful flowers now all in the Cheongsam, blossoming in the silk amazing materials, opening like a raging fire. This kind of Cheongsam can be mixed with a colored knitted cardigan, which likes a brisk locked flurry of feeling, and the appearance of the elements is static, waiting for the meet with spring.

Silk Printed Scarf + Plum Vintage Cheongsam

Silk Printed Scarf + Plum Vintage Cheongsam

Silk Printed Scarf + Plum Vintage Cheongsam
Everyone can be dressed in the elegant plum flower printed Cheongsam, because this kind of dresses are not picking people to suit them. Women should be strong and independent just like the plums. The chic pearl picturesque and rich poetry feelings can show the virtuous and elegant temperament of the oriental women. The plum vintage Cheongsam can be collocated with a pair of high-heeled shoes with solid color as well as silk printing shawls.Quietly looking forward to the winter sweet flowers of the season can be another poetic thing.

How to choose an appropriate Cheongsam for yourself? In addition to the tips mentioned above, you can also choose Cheongsam according to the colors as well as the printing pictures on the dresses. These are all important elements when you are choosing Cheongsam. If you are a Chinese people, you can wear those dresses with light colors such as white, blue and green. And if you are an American girl, you can wear dark color dresses such as red, orange and purple. This tip is according to the color of people. Only true color can heighten the elegance and glamour feeling. Cheongsam have experienced a long period, but they are still very popular among the world. This dress is one kind of Chinese traditional treasure. This special dress can make the figure of model become more attractive and beautiful.

Oriental Culture Club

Exchange and introduction of Chinese cultures at Oriental Culture Club, Woodbridge High School

Oriental Culture Club meets twice a month on Friday at Woodbridge High School, Irvine, California.
The main goal of the meeting is keeping good relationship with friends and know more about Asian cultures and cultures in the middle east.

Today I introduced Chinese cultures to my lovely club members.

Before I went to school, I imagined that four members of us wore the beautiful Chinese Chengsam, Qipao with beautiful Chinese hand silk fans in their hands, but since some of my club members was pretty sensative about the place to exchange the outfits so,unfortunately, I couldn’t see my club members wearing the beautiful Chinese outfits.

Instead of wearing the beautiful Chinese Qipao, my club members hold the Qipaos and gladely take picture with it. ( They was very excited!)

In the next semester, I hope many of my club members of my Orienal Culture Club could have a chance to wear and feel the beauty of Chinese cultures.

Without these kind donors in the below
(Idreammart, China-cart, Cool and Unique, Cozy Lady Wear, and Edu-entertain)
Me and my lovely club members could not be able to see this wonderful Chinese costume.

(Edu-entertain sent to Oriental Culture Club two expenseive Chinese silk fans from Ohio.
China-cart sent to two beautiful Qipao and three beautiful Chinese shoes from Qingdao, China.
Cool and Unique sent two Chinese fans with the name of “Oriental Culture Club” on the fan.
Idrammart and Cozy Lady Wear sent beautiful Qipao.)

By all heart, I really appreciate to them.

It is a great pleasure to share cultures of Asia and the Middle East with my club members.
I always thank to my lovely club members to always willing to join the club activities.

Lastly, I want to end this post with shouting our club slogan.
” Nothing can’t stop oriental culture club!!”

Oriental Culture Club

Oriental Culture Club

Oriental Culture Club

Oriental Culture Club

Oriental Culture Club

Oriental Culture Club

Oriental Culture Club

Oriental Culture Club

Oriental Culture Club

Oriental Culture Club

Oriental Culture Club

Oriental Culture Club

Oriental Culture Club

Oriental Culture Club

Oriental Culture Club

Oriental Culture Club

Oriental Culture Club

Oriental Culture Club

Oriental Culture Club

Oriental Culture Club

Oriental Culture Club

Oriental Culture Club

Oriental Culture Club

Oriental Culture Club

The link of the original blog is: http://orientalcultureclub.blogspot.jp/2015/12/exchange-and-introduction-of-chinese.html

Pankou

Pankou (buttons of the cheongsam) is used to fix the lapel of cheongsams. Buttons play an important role in the development of traditional Chinese costumes. These buttons are not only having the functions of fixing the lapels, but also themselves are the representatives of beauties. Those tiny buttons are full of simple and natural feelings, containing the sustenance and pursuit of people for a better life. And these buttons also have a recruit of happiness and they can convey the feelings.

Pankou

Pankou

Our ancestors would use a rope or belt to tie and buckle to tighten the bundles in the survival activities to make the clothes warm and not scattered. And this is the prototype of Pankou.

Figure 1: This is the diagram of Narrow Sleeve clothes called “Hu dress” in the moment of spring and autumn period of China. These clothes are used in the warring states period with short pants. And they will belt to make it easy for the wars.

Figure 2: The “shovel shaped jade belt hook” in the warring states Lu. And this was unearthed in the old city of Qufu tomb in Shandong.

Figure 3: It shows the sketch of deep lapel clothing of Qin and Han Dynasties. And a ribbon was sewed to tie on the waist or hips.

Figure 4: The “pair duck gold hook” for the waist belt. And it was unearthed in the 1st tomb of Fengxiang Shaanxi Qin Tomb.

Pankou

Pankou

In the long history of the development of Chinese dress in the course of five thousand years. The dresses all related to the rope, knots, belt and buckle. Ancestors twisted the knots into “s” ornament and decorated them on the waist. “Ribbon” was developed in the Zhou dynasty. “Same ribbons, same dreams” was developed in the northern and Southern Dynasties. While, in Tang dynasty, the customs of putting on the silk to make friends. Jade ribbons were popular in Song dynasty. And pankous were famous in Ming and Qing Dynasties. Now, let’s look at the following 4 figures.

Figure 1: This is the schematic diagram of big sleeve shirts in Weijin dynasty. This kind of dress style is the main style in the ancient period.

Figure 2: These are the “topless figurines” in the Northern Qi Dynasty. These figures are topless, with a tie on the waist, which were unearthed in Hejian Xing’s tomb in Hebei.

Figure 3: This figure shows a picture of “the banquet map of Han Xizai”. Women all wear narrow sleeve short jacket and skirt, with a ribbon on their waist.

Figure 4: Most of the women in this picture were wearing cheongsam in Qing dynasty. In the early period of Man dynasty, clothes were fixed with Pankou.

Pankou

Pankou

As a matter of fact, Pankou was truly molding and application by the influence of and the customs of the Qing Dynasty as well as the mainland area China. In this period, they all wear “Tang Clothes” and Cheongsams. This action were closely affect the popularity of Pankou. This is the third mutation in the Chinese traditional costume history following the “open outfit “and “Tang Clothes”. Application of Pankou in the Qing Dynasty in Chinese clothing is not very common, but sometimes they would sew a few buttons on the obvious positions.

Pankou

Pankou

The buttons in people’s clothes now are the development of Pankou in the function way. And Pankou have experienced in the long diversity of evolution of ancient Chinese rope, knot, belt and buckle. In the course of the evolution, each period has distinctive characteristics of Chinese clothing. It contains the wisdom as well as creative spirit of the Chinese nation. The production of pankou needs sophisticated technology. The modeling of pankous are exquisite and beautiful. And they have great variety of designs. Those designs all have the extremely rich imagination. As a means to beautify the clothing, pankou is the crystallization of the Chinese traditional culture.

Pankou

Pankou

A needle, a thimble, a scissor, a wire hoop, a wooden ruler, chalk, glue, cloth strips, they are all the main production tools to make Pankou. When you are making buttons, you can add materials according to requirements of the idea or the effect. You can wrap the cloth with cotton yarn lining to make the button full, or you can also wrap the lining metal wire to amorphous. There are lots of different materials to make Pankou. Cotton, hemp, silk, chemical fiber fabrics, silk and wool can all be used to make various Pankou.

Pankou

Pankou

A group of Pankou are containing knots, knocks and buckles. Composing these three parts to achieve a certain function. For example, the buckles can improve the beautify decorative effect. And the buttons generally adopt the traditional mode, with small changes in morphology. The buckles are changeable, full of tricks and flexibility, which can give great creative space for the produces to play. The pankous can be realistic, freehand brushwork in traditional Chinese painting.

Pankou

Pankou

Pankou have lots of categories. The shape of them can like the plum blossom, peach blossom, chrysanthemum, rose, flower buds, blue flowers, leaves, branches. And those like animals can be like Phoenix, peacock, swallow, butterfly, dragonflies, bees, frogs, snails and turtles. Those use Chinese knot as model can be like auspicious knot, ruyi knot, fate buckle, concentric knot, buckle ring, flower buckle, double buckle, pan Chang knot. Those Pankou which use Chinese characters for the modeling are all look like the words themselves.

Pankou

Pankou

Pankou

Pankou

Pankou are small and exquisite. They are containing the beauty and elegance of Chinese culture. They are cute and romantic. Pankou are the customs of China, the show of the change of Chinese clothes as well as the traditional folk arts developed in the long-term labor practice and life accumulation. And these handmade technology will never be replaced by the machines.

In the last Chinese TV show “The idol is coming” which is held in Shanghai, all the idols dressed in cheongsams, leading the audience back into the glamour of feasting. While, it’s not so perfect if the idols just wear cheongsams. Only an appropriate hairstyle matching with the dress can bring romantic amorous feelings.

No matter who you are, no matter which kind of people who you are, if you are an ordinary woman, you will always crazy about making amazing hairstyles. In the TV show “The idol is coming”, we can enjoy the beauty taken by the idols. But when we are in our real lives, how can we also make these fantasy make up and hairstyles? Chinese hairstyle has evolved from symbols of race, classes and political alignments to a voice of style and individuality. Actually, in China, the cheongsams as well as the Chinese hairstyles are possibly the expressions of more than a culture, but also as the representative of the strong political and social meaning.

Especially In the ancient times, people viewed their hair as a symbol of self-respect. In those years, hair was highly valued just as the body. In the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC), a punishment required the sinners to shave their hair and to be beard. Compared with other physical punishments, this was considered as more devastating because it would insult the soul. So, we can see that how important the hair is in the ancient years. And with the years passed by, people more and more viewed hair as the representative of beauty, so in this case, more and more hairstyles have been invented. And today, we will talk about those beautiful hairstyles as well as the representative of Chinese dresses – cheongsams.

There are varies of characteristics of the hairstyles for cheongsams. Due to the different age of the customers, the styles of the cheongsams are also different, so as the Chinese hairstyles. Followings are some famous stars who attend this TV show. Let’s have a look at their beautiful hairstyles.

Ning Jing

Retro Hairstyle

Retro Hairstyle

Ning Jing, a famous Chinese TV star who attended the TV show “The idol is coming”, wears a retro hair. This kind of hairstyle can be viewed as fashion and retro. The cheongsam she wore was not the traditional Chinese dresses. This dress has been added lots of fashionable elements. Her hair is neat. The hair was all combed back into a bun and the forehead pick high design also added a retro charm for the hair. With the flaming red lips, the image of a paramount domineering singer stands vividly on the paper.

Na Zha

Simple Hairstyle

I believe that almost everyone love this hairstyle. Simple but elegant, which can show your taste and not show the fantasy. Her hairstyle may be the simplest among these stars. But as Na Zha was born in 1992, this might be the fittest hairstyle for her. White cheongsam made her figure much more charming. The simple hairstyle also made her elegant as well as attractive.

Simple Hairstyle

Braided Hairstyle

Braided Hairstyle

Ouyang Nana is still a minor, so those mature appearances are not suitable for her. Then for the cheongsam she chose, braided hair was the best choice, adding youth and classical temperament for her.

Hand Push Ripple Hairstyle

Hand Push Ripple Hairstyle

 

Hand Push Ripple Hairstyle

Hand Push Ripple Hairstyle

Hand Push Ripple Hairstyle

Now, here comes the point of today’s show, the hand push ripple hairstyle. In addition to the three different hairstyles mentioned above, the rest of the stars chose this hairstyle. In fact, rather than to say that they have the same hair, the fringes are more alike. And we can see this hairstyle in the play of the republic of China.

The hand push retro hairstyle usually gives people a charming sense. The arc with the smooth lines, rounded with the luster of the hair, revealing a clean and full forehead. The hair was full of feminine, which can be the best choice for a cheongsam.

And now, let me teach you how to comb this hairstyle. Once you learned this hairstyle, you can comb your hair in a better way. Because this hairstyle is a little bit difficult for us. And here I want to mention that not everyone will be beautiful with this hairstyle. This hairstyle is more suitable for those sweet girls, which can improve their elegance.

Hand Push Ripple Hairstyle

Hand Push Ripple Hairstyle

Hand push corrugated retro hairstyles usually use smooth lines, mellow, full, smooth feelings to emphasize the beauty of women. To make the hairstyle more feminine, the yarn mesh is always needed. Mesh gauze covering the forehead can give people a hazy feeling. The mesh yarn with retro hand push ripples can achieve a harmony and unity atmosphere.

Step One

Step One

Step One:
Comb the posterior region with a comb, and divided the hair into upper and lower two parts. First of all, the first part of the hair can be rolled as manipulation. And fix the hair in a roll on the side of the zone.

Step Two

Step Two

Step Two:
Roll the last region fixed on one side, and we must pay attention to make the hair full and rounded.

Step 3

Step Three

Step Three:
Divide the fore area into two parts (three seven points), then put the thin side of the separation hair, use your index finger and middle finger to grip the hair piece. Using your right hand to comb through the hair piece, and use your left hand press the hair and push out the “s” corrugated type. And use duckbill clip to fix your hair.

Step Four

Step Four

Step Four:
Using the same method to comb the other side. And be careful of the combination of the bun and the ripple.

Step Five

Step Five

Step Five:
Select a net lace collocation ornaments to wear.

Hand Push Ripple Hairstyle

Hand Push Ripple Hairstyle

Simple five steps can build a classic push corrugated hairstyle to match with the Chinese dress. Push corrugated is the most fashionable hair style in 30s and 40s. Combining it to the Chinese dress style is absolutely unique. This kind of hairstyle can always give people the feeling of enchanting.