Introduction: Have you ever considered about this question? We talked about how to choose cheongsam for ourselves, but if someone asks you to choose the most suitable cheongsam for her wedding day, what should you do? Online shops also have bride cheongsams, as one kind of traditional wedding dress in China. Wearing a bride cheongsam on body can always give people some different feelings, which can be another kind of style and charm! Although most of the young people will choose white wedding dresses to take wedding photos as well as in their wedding day. White wedding dresses can embody the holy beauty of the bride. There are still a lot of young people will choose cheongsams as the second set of wedding costumes. Cheongsams are full of classical solemn beauty as well.

So, how to choose the most suitable cheongsam for the bride as the wedding dress? As one kind of the traditional wedding dress in the Chinese dresses. Wearing a bride cheongsam on the body can always give people different feelings, which can also be called as another kind of style and charm! Though most of the young people will choose western white wedding dresses to take beautiful wedding photos as well as in their wedding day. Because they think that white wedding dresses can embody the holy beauty of the bride well. There are still a lot of young people will choose cheongsams as the second set of wedding costumes. Cheongsams are the representative of solemn sprite in the traditional Chinese culture and these costumes are full of classical beauty as well. Because each person has different figures, the requirements of suitable cheongsams are also different. And followings are some tips I want to tell you about how to choose appropriate bride Chinese dresses according to the figures of the bridals.

The first type: the bride is a classical beauty.
The classical beauty is tall with elegant eyebrows and eyes. It’s very suitable for them to choose cheongsams. Actually, any cheongsams can all be very appropriate for these girls, which can reflect the charming and elegance of the brides. This kind of beauties can try cheongsams with dark color, or those with large dark colored pattern. The pictures could not be too exaggerated; the patterns should try to be coherent. And the fabrics should also be the sophisticated high-grade fabrics, in order to reflect the dignified, rigorous and fair temperaments of the beautiful brides.

Red Cheongsam

Red Cheongsam

The second type: the figure of the bride is plump
As we all know, cheongsams have particularly strict requirements about the figures of the ladies. The proportion of the body must be well balanced, the waist should be fine and the hip should be plump. For those girls with more plump figures should pay much more attention to the choice of the appropriate cheongsams for themselves. Because of that if you choose the wrong type of dresses, your figure will be look like short and fat in this case. In the contract side, if you choose the dress well, extravagance will be doubled actually. The best choice for this kind of girl’s (the figure is relatively plump) is the cheongsams with closing skirt, the version emphasizes the waistline, and it can fit the body very well, the sleeve type should also be the small. The buckles can be sleek with good implied meanings like peaceful, wishes the wish, satisfactory and endurable. Some lovely flowers or bows can also be added as the decorations in the Chinese dress, which can be really lively and lovely.

Red Cheongsam

Red Cheongsam

The third type: the bride is with slim and small figure
Don’t think that the Chinese dress is only made for those tall ladies. Many people think that only the tall women can wear the good effect of the cheongsams. Actually, matching with the southern girls’ petite and delicate figures, a bit more gentleness and cleverness are added into the Chinese dresses. The best choice for these cute girls is the short cheongsam with golden ratio, which can be collocated with a pair of high heels. This collocation can better reflect the upright posture of the brides. It is not very suitable for this kind of girls to wear the Chinese dress with large colored patterns. Instead,, they can choose those dresses with some smaller patterns, and the color should better to be light and elegant.

Red Cheongsam

Red Cheongsam

The fourth type: the bride is chasing the trend of fashion
Chinese dress, started in the republic of China, originated in Shanghai and then swept the country. Through the improvement and innovation in recent times, more and more fashionable women fall love in the cheongsams. Because the Chinese dresses fit the demands for fashion better and better now. Those girls who love new fashionable style can choose those dresses made of denim fabric or those without collars. There is a row of a buckle in the place of waistline, both traditional and fashionable. And this design also contains the contemporary elements of cheongsams. And some designers add high elastic Lycra knitted fabric into the production of the Chinese dresses. All fashionable sense, fashionable elements, fashionable fabrics, fashionable patterns can all become the inspiration of the Chinese dress designers. Available buckles, bags, or some modern buttons can all be used to create a new fashion trend. As long as there is some shadows of the cheongsam. This is also the perfect combination of traditional culture and fashionable trend.

Red Cheongsam

Red Cheongsam

All above are some tips about how to choose appropriate Chinese dresses according to the features of the brides. Cheongsams are not all the same, especially during a period of development of innovation. Nowadays, more and more people feel interested in the Chinese dresses and many people will choose cheongsam as the second costume in the wedding day. So, we should pay attention to the fashion trend of this Chinese dress and to buy a most beautiful one in our own wedding ceremony. Not only the white wedding dresses can be used in wedding days, actually the cheongsams are the traditional wedding costumes in our China.

 

Introduction: Those people who like cheongsams must like those exquisite cheongsams buttons. They are not willing to miss theses beautiful elements. So, here is the question, how to make such little buttons with our hands. All we know that only hand made buttons can fit the cheongsams well. Is there any secret in those seemingly complex buttons? And if you also have the question like this, you can have a look at the following series of diagrams, which can teach you how to weave beautiful delicate buckles.

Pankou is made with a strip of cloth by hand. Through a variety of changes of art forms, these decorative buttons have become much more elegant for the Chinese dresses.

 

Method to make a pankou

Method to make a pankou

The diagram about how to make lute Pankous.
Pankou, also known as the buttons of the Chinese dresses. They are developed with the rise of Manchu clothing, which can be regarded as a symbol of traditional Chinese culture. The flower shape buckles can be called as a kind of ancient Chinese knots, which reflect the miniature changes of the point of view which towards the evolution of the clothing of the Chinese people.

The way to weave buckles for cheongsams.
Pankou, also known as the decorative buttons of the Chinese dresses. They are developed with the rise of the clothing of Manchu, which can be regarded as a symbol of a certain kind of traditional Chinese culture. The flower shape pankous can be called as one kind of ancient Chinese knots, which could reflect the little changes of the points of view which towards the evolution of the clothing of the Chinese people.

In our ancient China, we always used long strips of cloths or vests to restraint the baggy clothes. After Yuan dynasty and Ming Dynasty, buckles gradually used to connect skirts, taking the place of the premier using of cloth. These buckles can be called as flower tricky buttons which use strips of cloth weaving into all kinds of tricks and patterns. There are lots of different shapes of such buttons. The theme of the pankous is often chosen to have a strong sense of national interest as well as auspicious meanings. There are fancy varieties of pankous, some may look like plants and animals. For example, chrysanthemum buttons, plum buttons, goldfish buttons. Or the other buttons can be like Chinese characters. For example, the meaning of the shape may like good luck, longevity and happiness; these buttons can be like some Chinese words. There are also some buttons look like geometric graphics, such as a word buckle, wave buckle, triangle buckle and etc. The buttons can be divided on both sides; they can be symmetrical and asymmetrical. Flower shape buckles play an important role in the evolution of Chinese clothing changes. It is only have the function to connect the skirts, but also is better known as the crowning touch to the decoration of garments. These buttons can vividly express the theme of the decorative style of the Chinese clothing. We Chinese people pay more attention to the implication, connotation and theme of the cheongsams much more than the only outlook of the Chinese dress. But the outlook of the dress is also very important, which we all know. And some decorations are needed to make the dress much more beautiful. So, here the Chinese buckles come.

In recent years, the Chinese dress buckles have been popular around the world as a traditional means of fashionable clothing and rage. Long sleeved buckles, short sleeved buckles, double-breasted buckles (a kind of Chinese-style jacket with buttons down the front), and slanting lapel buttons. And with the development of the buckles, even those straight tube dresses with slits in the backside will be composed with a few pieces of buckles, which just look like several dragonflies which desire to fly and without the action”.

How to make a beautiful buckle of the cheongsam may be one question for those people who like Chinese culture very much. They can be Chinese people as well as foreigners. In nowadays, more and more people feel interested in Chinese dresses because of the popularity of Chinese culture.

So many kinds of buckles may make you feel difficult to choose. Some people like those buckles made as plants or animals or flowers. In the other word, they like the outlook of the buckles. And some people like those buckles with some certain meanings. They may wish that they can have a happier life or something else. So, they may choose the ones with the shape of some Chinese characters. And with the development of the buckles, there have been many changes occurred. As well as the workmanship, in the premier period, handmade is the most popular way, and now, some may be made by the machines. But here I want to mention that only the handmade buckles can be more delicate. They will make the buckles step by step, with their truest feeling to make the most appropriate buttons for the cheongsam you choose.

Method to make a pankou

Method to make a pankou

Method to make a pankou

Method to make a pankou

Since the beginning of the Ming Dynasty, the collar of those high necked dress will be added with one to two metal buckles. And in 1997 in Wujin City, the scientists found that there are some straight buckles on two women dresses which unearthed from the tomb of the emperor of Ming dynasty. But, these two pieces of clothing were also using a tie to wrap to make the dress much tighter. So, actually, just from the Qing dynasty, with the implementation of hair cutting e-service, the silk made buckles had begun widely used in various types of clothing. And at this time, the buckles was completely replaced the position of the strip of the cloth which used to tight the dresses. Gown, cheongsams as well as Tang jackets, they were all using buckles to fix the skirt in front of the dresses.

 

Introduction: Cheongsams are the garments which can highlight the advantages and characteristics of those Chinese women, they are graceful and restrained, noble and elegant. But if we unlock a couple of buttons, or change the height of the slit, the sense of flirting can be developed at once. So cheongsam is honey to somebody as well as the arsenic for the other people, which should be treated differently. The cheongsams should be chose according to the occasions, the ages and the statures. Only in this way can you wear your exclusive style with those seemingly popularity dresses. Because sometimes, though the dress is really beautiful, if you wear the wrong collocation, it might be really stupid.

 

Floral Cheongsam

Floral Cheongsam

Recently, our first lady Peng Liyuan’s a series of photos of Chinese dresses have caused wide attention around the world, known as the “Li Yuan style”. Peng Liyuan was really elegant when she dressed in the cheongsam and she can give people the dignified feeling. This action has pushed the cheongsam to the cusp of fashion of the traditional clothing of China once again. Cheongsams can really show the advantages and characteristics of oriental women, because those clothes are graceful, restrained, noble and elegant. And you can unlock a couple of buttons, and change the height of the slits, so in this way the deep sense of flirting style can be shown again. So cheongsam can be called as honey and arsenic at the same time, they need to be treated differently due to the occasions, the age and the statures. You can wear your own style with those amazing cheongsams.
The minefield of the cheongsams
First minefield: high slits of the cheongsams
In the traditional Chinese aesthetics, the height of the cheongsam slits directly determines the moral outlook level of the cheongsams. In the early 20th century Shanghai, the gradual rise of the Chinese dress had even been criticized as being a prostitute by some people. Actually, with the passage of time, no matter in which era, cheongsam can bring specific reserved and gentle feelings for the oriental women. Though in the sexy part, it can also reveal an attitude as black Venus. My suggestion is that if you don’t need to do a performance with those cheongsams with high slits, you can give up. Because high slits dresses can be called as slatternly dresses.
The second minefield: the figure just like wrapped dumplings
The beauty of Cheongsams is highly pointed at the fit beauty in appropriateness, but if you show your shape defects when you wear this dress, it might be really embarrassing. For example, the pants are a little tight, which can make some tighten trace on the body. If you usually wear loose clothes or those with crisp fabric, they can cover these problems. But when you wear the cheongsam, every lines will be shown directly, because cheongsam is really tight. The beauty of the cheongsam is just to show the charm of your body itself. So, when you choose a tight cheongsam, it’s very difficult to disguise the flaws of body. In this case, what should we do? The first point is that you can’t choose those too tight dresses to wear. The second point is that you can wear the underwear backing inside the cheongsams on those formal occasions.
The third minefield: how to deal with a bent back
Even like the actress Chen Hao who wears the perfect effect of cheongsams, if she doesn’t have elegant postures, she will also seem strange in the cheongsams. Some girls may be hunchbacked, who we are not talking about. Those tough girls who want to be elegant to wear a cheongsam as fair ladies, if they walk with the large length stride, or throw off their arms time to time, these actions can all show their true personalities immediately.
The fourth minefield: Unlock the buttons
The way of unlocking buttons when you are wearing cheongsams, the embarrassing point is just like the one with high slits. So far, I have not ever seen one lady wear like this in normal circumstances. Because most of us think that wearing a Chinese dress to unlock the buttons will not be really beautiful. Expect the picture of Eileen Chang in the “Contrasts “. If you want to wear the same effect just like Eileen Chang to wear unbutton cheongsams with your own characteristic as well as charm, unless you have the frivolous unruly, having the talent which can help you challenge the world.
The fifth minefield: Large flowers patterns
Many European and American stars will choose cheongsams with large flowers when they make the interpretation of our cheongsams. They may prefer to choose large flowers to be the patterns, plus the unabated printing fashion trend of this year; I believe that there will be many people choose cheongsams with large flower patterns after this summer. But in fact exaggerated printing or pop pictorial are not tractable for the cheongsams. Because of that we oriental women have the different features from the European women and those from the United States. Big flower will grab off the facial features of us.

Every woman has one dream about cheongsam in her heart. As we all know, cheongsams can make the figure of us much more charming than usual. We all want to be the princess when we are little children, and now, as the time past, we began to hope that we can turn into a fair lady. And Chinese dresses can help us reach this dream. The characteristics of cheongsams are elegant and simple, which really fit the definition of a fair lady.

Chinese dresses have been developed from the lower class to the higher class. And we can find that cheongsams could show the real self in a good way. We should also chase the footprints of the trace of the cheongsams. This Chinese dress is made out at first in Shanghai and had been popular in a short period. Women in upper classes all like them very much. They like the designs, like the lines, like the patterns, like the styles, like the temperaments.

The skeleton of Chengdu women is smaller, which can make it easier to wear a cheongsam. They can wear the central idea of the cheongsams that “adding one more inch is too large, cutting one inch is too small”. A sexy girl cannot sure to achieve a better effect wearing cheongsam than those girls with the A cup. Because the beauty of Chinese dress is undertone rather than showing off.

Garment Edition
Chinese dress should be best customized, because the readymade edition might be difficult to fit the figure. From an economic point of view, you can also buy garments. Going to the shop is the best choice. If you have to choose the online shopping, you can first carefully measure the measurements. When you choose a cheongsam, you should choose the one with the size fitting you or better choose the one larger than your size. Because different shops may have different size tables, so you’d better to ask the customer service at first whether the size is true. If the cheongsam is a little lager than your size, you can ask someone else to modify the dress to the size fitting you well. If you choose the wrong size which smaller than your accurate size, you cannot wear the cheongsam with the best effect or even you cannot dress in it. Girls and ladies are recommended to choose those short cheongsams made of cotton cloth, which can give people the fresh feeling and make others feel that you are the girl just beside his house. In our China, the girl next door means that you are a beautiful girl who is easy going and there will be many boys love you. In other words, if you choose a short cheongsam with an appropriate hairstyle, you may become the goddess of them.

Customized version
For most of people, customized clothes may be a little troublesome. But there are a lot of advantages about such dresses. For example, you will get the most appropriate dress for yourself. No matter in the color aspect or in the size aspect. In Chengdu, there are many ordinary fabrics and a large number of good fabrics in the tailor shops. The basic price can be from few hundreds to one thousand or more. That’s according to the materials of the Chinese dresses. There are a lot of different fabrics, such as silk, cotton, linen and so on. Different fabric will have different prices. In fact, cheongsam can not only be dresses in spring and summer, but also can wear them in autumn and winter seasons. But you should custom a cheongsam with thick fabric which is suitable for autumn and winter.

Dignified and generous temperaments are the best interpretation of the Chinese Dresses
The characteristics of this kind of dress is elegant and simple, they can be subtly changed according to different occasions. If you need to attend a formal occasion, you might need a long cheongsam, because long dress can highlight your elegance in a better way. And if you are invited to a cocktail party, or a dancing party, you can choose the short cheongsams. So you can be look like a cute girl. And it is easy for you to dance to the tone. As the Chinese traditional costumes, elegance and natural can also be the interpretation of the Cheongsams. And you should keep this in your mind, no matter which kind of Chinese dresses you chose, you should pick some accessories or some other things to fit the dress as well as your hairstyles. The whole feeling is the most important.

Key number one: a standing collar
The standing collar of a cheongsam has been extended to the coat, which can give people a solemn sense, so they can be dressed in especially formal occasions.

Key number two: fit tailoring
The fitness of the Chinese dress is directly deciding the final effect of the cheongsam. Chinese dresses all believe this idea “adding one more inch can be larger, cutting one more inch can be smaller” . So in Chinese tradition, fitness is very important.

Key number three: changing into a set
A type straight dresses will have a problem that if sedentary sitting, there will be some indecent creases appearing on the abdomen, especially if the dress is using the kind of silk or cotton fabric which is easily to be wrinkled. Once you met this situation, you might feel really embarrassed. So decomposed the dress into one a set of Chinese dress, retaining all the characteristics of the Chinese dress, which can be a clever approach.

Key number four: High heels
If you are wearing cheongsams, you’d better to wear high heels. Because high heels can show the elegance of you well. If you don’t have any high heels, you can use middle heel shoes. That’s the least requirement. Because ordinary length of cheongsam is over-knee, if you don’t have any high heels to make your stature much higher, even though you have slim legs, the whole image of figure would still be strange. High heels can make you higher and much beautiful than those flat shoes. And once you wear the high heels, you have to walk upright, which can make the posture much more attractive as well. And high heels are the representative of sexy, if your dress is not so sexy, you can add the sexy point from the high heels. What we need is the whole feeling. Though the Chinese dress is the most beautiful dress around the world, if you wear wrong collocations, it might still be depressing.

All the tips above I mentioned, you can read as a reference. Indeed, you should choose the dress according to your own appetite. If you only like garment instead of customized dresses, you can also choose them from online shops.

Introduction: The washing methods can be different according to the fabrics of the Cheongsams, so as the maintenance. Only when you choose the right way of maintenance can you make your dress always be like new.

Fabric of Cheongsam

Fabric of Cheongsam

As we all known, there are lots of different fabrics in the world to make the clothes, so as the cheongsams. The kinds of the fabrics should also be paid attention to when you are choosing one appropriate cheongsam. And after you buying the dress, you should also pay attention to the washing methods of such dresses. Because of that different fabrics need the different ways to wash. If you choose the wrong way to wash the dress, the cheongsam could be damaged or something even worse. So, here I want you to learn some knowledge about such materials and the washing methods about them.

THE SILK FABRIC
The features of the silk fabric: They are made of natural protein fiber, which is beneficial to the human health. This kind of fabric looks really luster, which has a unique “scooping sense”. And we all know that silk feels smooth, comfortable, elegant and luxurious. But every coin has two sides, as we all know; silk has delicate nature, which is really sensitive to alkali reaction. And the silk fabric has poor fastness. Though the strength is higher than other fabrics, the crease resistance is relatively poor. And it cannot bear the abrasion. If you want to choose cheongsam made of silk fabrics, those with loose fitting sense should be taken into consideration. If the fabric is too tight, then some large excessive action will easily cause the questions of “split” or “hook” and other issues, which should be concerned with much care.
The washing methods of the cheongsams made of silk fabric:
1, silk clothes should wash with the warm water below 30 degrees, and it is best to be hand wash. Absolutely don’t choose the long time immersion method.
2, silk fabric can bear acid instead of alkali resistant, and please do not wash with alkaline detergent or soap. It is best to wash with special silk using washing detergent or those detergents not containing alkaline washing shampoo.
3, silk clothing must use gentle hand wash, instead of using washing machine or hand scrub.
4, when you hang the cheongsams, you must hang on the smooth hanger in order to keep the silk safe. If you don’t have such hanger, you would rather not to hang the clothes.
5, hanging in a cool ventilated place to dry, and please not be exposure, and then you can turn inside the dresses out of the sun after some periods.
6, you should using the electric iron to iron the cloth, and the temperature should not be too high, in order to avoid yellowing.

THE SILK VELVET
The features of the silk velvet:
True silk velvet is the mostly commonly used high-end fabrics for cheongsam, the feeling of smoothing into the marrow, always give women the perfect care with every inch of the skin. The soft and comfortable feeling is well-known, which can make people feel comfort and intimate. The high-end noble temperament shown by the cheongsams echoed with the elegance and gentleness of those beautiful oriental women. Those Chinese dresses are all full of romantic charm, which can give a little gentleness and remote elegant taste for the whole outfit.
The washing methods of the cheongsams made of silk velvet fabric:
1, silk velvet clothes should wash with the warm water below 30 degrees, and it is best to be hand wash. Absolutely don’t choose the long time immersion method.
2, silk velvet fabric can bear acid instead of alkali resistant, and please do not wash with alkaline detergent or soap. It is best to wash with special silk using washing detergent or those detergents not containing alkaline washing shampoo.
3, silk velvet clothing must use gentle hand wash, instead of using washing machine or hand scrub.
4, when you hang the cheongsams made of silk velvet, you must hang on the smooth hanger, in order to keep the silk velvet safe. If you don’t have such hanger, you would rather not to hang the clothes.
5, hanging in a cool ventilated place to dry the silk velvet clothes, and please not be exposure, and then you can turn inside the silk velvet dresses out of the sun after some periods.
6, you should using the electric iron to iron the silk velvet cloth, and the temperature should not be too high, in order to avoid silk velvet cloth yellowing.

THE BROCADE
The features of the brocade fabric: The surface of the brocade is relatively bright and smooth; the texture is close together and thick. The handle is slightly concave and convex, when it receive the perception of light, the color will be shifted, which can be really gorgeous. The texture is vigorous and graceful. The washing methods of the cheongsams made of brocade fabric:
1, brocade clothing has some weaknesses, such as they are afraid of alkali, high temperature and the strength will be decreased when they meet wet atmosphere. And you should also pay attention to the washing methods. The best way is dry cleaning, such as self washing, you should use a neutral detergent, with the low temperature liquid water soaking for 15 to 20 minutes, then gently rub with water drift net. And please don’t use the washing machine, alkaline soap, hot water washing as well as kneading with force.
2, after the wash, you can gently squeeze out the water, and hang them on the clean hangers. Then wait the drip dry naturally, please avoid the fading sunlight exposure, to protect the brocade with the color of plants. And here is a little tip for you, after cleaning, you can put a basin of water, then drip two to three drops of vinegar into the water, dipping 5 minutes and then take the dresses out of the water, hanging them on the hanger in the shade which is opposite the sun. Using the iron to dry the clothes when the dresses have been dried up to 80%. The temperature of the ironing should not be too high nor too low. And it is not suitable for direct ironing. You must stamp a layer of wet white cotton cloth on the top of the dress and then iron the cheongsam, in order to prevent the high temperature making the brocade brittle, or even burning.

THE DOUPION SILK
The features of the Doupion Silk: A silkworm can only node a single cocoon, this is a normal cocoon. Sometimes two silkworms form a cocoon, this is the doupion cocoon. The silk made by these cocoons is called doupion silk. The single silk of the doupion cocoon is much cruder than the single silk of the normal cocoon. So, as a result, the silk made by doupion cocoon is much cruder than those made of normal cocoon. Those silk made of doupion cocoons will be accompanied with various size silk knots, which is different from each other. And they are distributing with some certain rules. After weaving as the silk, there will be some natural knots inflicting on the silk’s surface, which has a sense of three-dimensional feature. This feature is significantly different from other kinds of silk. Doupion silk is a unique kind of silk. The output is limited, and the fabric is very precious. The obvious advantage of the doupion silk is that those cheongsams made of this fabric are not easily to wrinkle. So it has become one of the most favored silk materials by a lot of world famous designers.

The washing methods of the cheongsams made of doupion silk fabric:
1, doupion silk clothes should wash with the warm water below 30 degrees, and it is best to be hand wash. Absolutely don’t choose the long time immersion method.
2, doupion silk fabric can bear acid instead of alkali resistant, and please do not wash with alkaline detergent or soap. It is best to wash with special silk using washing detergent or those detergents not containing alkaline washing shampoo.
3, doupion silk clothing must use gentle hand wash, instead of using washing machine or hand scrub.
4, when you hang the doupion silk cheongsams, you must hang on the smooth hanger. In order to keep the doupion silk safe. If you don’t have such hanger, you would rather not to hang the clothes.
5, hanging in a cool ventilated place to dry, and please not be exposure, and then you can turn inside the doupion silk dresses out of the sun after some periods.
6, you should using the electric iron to iron the doupion silk cloth, and the temperature should not be too high, in order to avoid the doupion silk yellowing.

THE GAMBIERED CANTON SILK
The features of gambiered canton silk: As the original traditional silk fabrics, this fabric can be warm in winter and cool in summer. This fit the sense of environmental protection, and this silk fabric belongs to the high-end silk varieties. The fabric is made of 100% silk, made from the endemic plant called dioscorea cirrhosa in Guangdong province. And these clothes will be dyed with more than 30 multiple procedures, this procedure needs more than 60 days. And this material has a natural plant flavor, the color is quaint nostalgic, which is very suitable for classical charm of the intellectual woman. Gambiered Canton Silk has the characteristics of easily to dry, wrinkle resistance and reduction. And this fabric is much better compared with the ordinary silk, which belongs to the national intangible cultural heritage.
The washing methods of the cheongsams made of gambiered canton silk fabric:
1, gambiered canton silk clothes should wash with the warm water below 30 degrees, and it is best to be hand wash. Absolutely don’t choose the long time immersion method.
2, gambiered canton silk fabric can bear acid instead of alkali resistant, and please do not wash with alkaline detergent or soap. It is best to wash with special silk using washing detergent or those detergents not containing alkaline washing shampoo.
3, gambiered canton silk clothing must use gentle hand wash, instead of using washing machine or hand scrub.
4, when you hang the cheongsams made of gambiered canton silk, you must hang on the smooth hanger. In order to keep the gambiered canton silk safe. If you don’t have such hanger, you would rather not to hang the clothes.
5, hanging in a cool ventilated place to dry the gambiered canton silk clothes, and please not be exposure, and then you can turn inside the gambiered canton silk dresses out of the sun after some periods.
6, you should using the electric iron to iron the gambiered canton silk cloth, and the temperature should not be too high, in order to avoid gambiered canton silk cloth yellowing.

THE COTTON
The features of the cotton fabric
This fabric has good moisture absorption, and the touch is soft, comfortable. The wet strength is greater than the dry strength, but as a whole, this fabric is really strong and durable. The clothes made of cotton fabric can be done with good dyeing performance. The surface of the clothes is relatively smooth and the clothes will have a kind of natural beauty. They are also alkali resistant. They can be made into mercerized cotton under the high temperature with alkali treatment.
The washing methods of the cheongsams made of cotton fabric:
1, this fabric has good heat resistance and alkali resistance, so the dresses made of this fabric can be used with all kinds of detergents. They can be hand washing as well as machine washing, but it should not be bleached.
2, do not soak the clothes made of cotton. And you should wash the clothes in time. It should be separate washing with other clothes.
3, soaking time cannot be too long, this method is used to avoid color fading.
4, do not twist dry.
5, this kind of clothes should be dried in the shade, avoid exposure, in order to avoid the color of the dark clothes fade. And when you dry the clothes in the sun, you should turn the cotton dress be inside out.

THE LINEN FABRIC
The features of the linen fabric: This fabric is relatively breathable, with the unique cool feeling. Sweat cannot touch the body. The handle feeling is rough, easily to wrinkle. The hemp fiber is hardened, with poor cohesion. Most of the traditional costumes made by cotton blended fiber to avoid the disadvantages of the single fiber, which can also increase the softness of the fabrics.
The washing methods of the cheongsams made of linen fabric:
1, acid pickling method: Ingredients: vinegar. This trick is mainly for the cotton clothing and knitwear with the color red or purple. The method is to add some ordinary vinegar into the water and then soak the clothes for a while as you can. And then wash the dresses. But the amount of vinegar cannot be too much, otherwise it will be easily to stain the light colored clothes. If you can often wash clothes like this, you can make sure that the color of the clothes as clean as new!
2, those clothes made of pure natural things are not wrinkle resistant. Of course, we all admit the arbitrary fold is one temperament of the linen fabric. In fact, they had better to be taken good care of, spray some water to some certain part, and then wait for the water to dry and this method can make sure that the clothes will be flat.
3, not hang the clothes in the sun exposure. After washing, you can hang the clothes in the wind, after drying, the surface can be smooth. Additional ironing is not needed.

THE WOOL
The features of wool fabric: They are protein fiber with gentle and natural touch, which is gloss and soft. This fabric has better elastic and crease resistance than other natural fibers. After ironing, clothing made of this fabric has better fold forming and shape retention. The warm aspect is really good. The sweat proof and air permeability are also very good, which can be really comfortable when you are wearing such dresses.
The washing methods of the cheongsams made of wool fabric:
The wool fabric can not be washed with water. Water washing will make it easily to cause the result of wool falling. And it will also cause shrinkage as well as deformation. It is preferably to choose dry cleaning.
If there are no conditions for you to keep dry cleaning regularly, you can wash them in accordance with the following ways of washing (special reminder, this way is only for reference, the problem of water washing may occur, this article takes no responsibility of such situations!)
1, the wool is not alkali resistant, which should use a neutral detergent. The best use can be wool detergent.
2, you can soak the clothes in cold water for a short time, and then you should pay attention to the washing temperature, which should not be more than 40 degrees.
3, after washing, you should not twist the wool clothes with force. You can use extrusion to drain the water. And when you dry the clothes, you should hang them in the shade with flat posture, not to expose under the sun.
4, shaping the clothes when they are wet or semi dry, which can keep away the wrinkles.
5, the proposed use can be the drum washing machine, and you should choose light washing gear.
6, high-grade wool or other high end fiber clothing, dry cleaning can be the perfect choice.
7, the type of suit or jacket should be dry cleaning instead of water washing, and please not scrub with washboard.

THE BLENDED FABRIC
The features of blended fabric:
Compared with the single material, the fabric made of different materials is called blended fabric. Blended fabric overcomes the weakness of a single material. This fabric has well conditions flexibility and abrasion resistance both in dry and wet situation. The size is stable, and the shrinkage is small, the dresses made of this fabric is tall and straight, which is not easily to be folded, and they are also easy washing, and drying. But they cannot use high temperature ironing and cannot be soaked in boiling water.
The washing methods of the cheongsams made of blended fabric:
1, according to the characteristics of different fiber blending materials, they should be treated with special washing liquid, such as wire hemp detergent, silk brocade detergent, cotton wool washing liquid. Prohibit the use of chlorine, enzyme detergent.
2, after the completion of washing, please do not expose the clothes directly to the sun. Knitting products should be put flat first and then dry them under the sun.
3, in order to make the effect of wearing be more perfect, before wearing, we can first iron the dress.
4, these clothes should be dried in the shade to avoid the exposure, in order to avoid the color of dark clothes fade. If the clothes could be dried in the sun, it should be turned inside out.
5, if you do not wear the dresses, you can place the clothes in a cool ventilated place after washing and drying. You can keep the clothes stacked neatly or hung them in clean pace.
6, if the clothes made of cotton, hemp fiber or plastic fabric should not be ironed.
7, do not use hard brush to scrub the clothes, to prevent the fabric pilling. Do not twist with force after washing, and do not soak in hot water.
8, avoid long time sun exposure, because this action will reduce the color fastness, which can easily make the color of clothing fade or yellowing.

THE FUR
The features of the fur fabric: The fur itself is rich in protein, so it is particularly easy to generate the growth of worms, as well as discoloration. So, in this way, the moth proof moisture proof and anti mildew, anti dust ash are more important than in the common times. So in the wet state, leather board is easily to be mildew and rot, wool is susceptible to be eaten by worms under light exposure. And the hair color becomes dark, gloss variation, oil pollution, and hair sticky, many problems like this will be developed. As we all know, fur dresses are usually made for those women who are in the upper class, no matter in which countries. They are all the same. So, in recent years, more and more ladies begin to choose fur dresses to chase the trend of the fashion, which could add the elegance for her. And now, we should learn something to keep our fur dresses new.
Maintenance modes:
1, fur should be aired at first for 2-3 hours under the sun. And you can collect them after the waste heat dissipated. When dry the fur clothes, you should especially pay attention to the following points, the fur should not be under the sun shines directly, the best way is to cover a layer of cloth, to ensure the fur luster. Otherwise, the strong sunlight will easily make the skin plate harden aging, losing the cortical elasticity.
2, before collecting the fur clothes, you should first wipe the dust on the surface, and then put the health ball which you put into some clean paper into the inside of the clothes, stacked in the drying wardrobe. You should not put something heavy on them directly. Before the rainy season, the best way to maintain the clothes is drying out, to keep away the ventilation, or moisture, mildew and insects.
3, in the period of dressing in furs and collection, the most afraid part is damping. Especially because of that the fur skin plate will be easily to mildew, rot, hair falling and the light effect will make skin hardening in the case of touching water. Special attention should be paid to both high-grade and middle and low animal skins. When the fur once wet or damp, you must not roast the clothes nor to iron them, in this case the skin plate will be contracted, hardening, and even appear the emergence of crack. To dry clothes on the dry place and then brush the hair with a brush, so that you can restore the original appearance of fur dresses.
How to choose the washing method according to the color of the dresses is also important, if you choose the wrong method, the color might be spread, which may damage your cheongsams or other clothes too. So we should choose an appropriate washing method to wash the appropriate dress. Only in this way can you keep your dress safe and beautiful just as the way it should be.

The way western women show the sexy temperament is relatively directly. The beauty of oriental women is more graceful and restrained. So the man believes that those western girls who wearing the Bikini is the most beautiful and the Chinese woman wearing a cheongsam is the most attractive. Because the cheongsams know oriental woman’s bodies best, which can also set off the amorous feelings?

Shanghai, in the 1930s and 1940s is the place for the socialites of the upper classes. In other words, this place is the paradise for those senior socialites. They are interested in swimming, playing golf, flying, riding and enjoying luxury social life as well as pursuing the trend of fashion, which destined to the popularity of the Chinese dresses.

Chinese Beauty in Cheongsam

Chinese Beauty in Cheongsam

I think most us know the place shanghai, the born spot of the cheongsams. This Chinese dress has been developed according to the change of the times, but in its born place, we can still see the most beautiful side of this dress. Slits of the dresses have becoming more and more popular, but I think only the original edition can show the elegance of the oriental woman. Because most of our Chinese women are conservative, we don’t want to show others too much body. That’s according to the traditional culture as well as the all time aesthetics of Chinese people. And the color we choosing are more like pale blue, white, cream colored, which can make the face of us become more attractive. We are yellow race, if we wear those cheongsams with the color orange or other bright colors, it might be really strange.

Chinese women love wearing the cheongsams, not because of the superior feeling of the figure but because of the limb defects of the bodies. Because of that the oriental women have long waistline and low hip. The cheongsams can perfectly show the beauty of the waistline and the figure of the buttocks. And please also pay attention to the appropriate size, the requirement for the body to wear a cheongsam is really high. A little specific fertilizer will be fat, or a less specific will be narrow. The space between clothes and body compression should be possible to be small. If the body is tightly wrapped in a cheongsam, a woman is more like a bud of the beautiful flower. The beauty can be more restrained and graceful. We Chinese always make the comparison of flowers and beautiful women, some ladies will be compared to the peony, which is the flower of our China. If someone compare you with this flower, that means you are really beautiful in the cheongsam.

Chinese Beauty in Cheongsam

Chinese Beauty in Cheongsam

The characteristics of traditional Chinese cheongsam are that the connecting clothes. The waistline can be shown in a better way. And there will be some slits in the skirt, highlighting the curve line. The kinds of the Chinese dresses are received lapel cheongsam, half sleeved cheongsam, short sleeved cheongsam and off shoulder cheongsam and etc. There are a variety of styles, the color can be colorful. The fabric is mainly brocade. The bright colors can give people the feeling of rich, soft and quite. Someone think that the cheongsams are just like the dancing China. They are likened to the dance of porcelain kiln. Regardless of the class of you, no matter you are someone from upper class or the lower class, no matter you are a princess or you are an ordinary girl, as long as putting on it, the elegance and the charm can be shown to the other people very well.

For oriental women, cheongsams are not only used as simple clothes. They are more used as the implication of culture. Every needle, every line, every curve line, every bending line, every stopping, every walking, every curling, every sinking, every bulging, thousands of amorous feelings are melting into Chinese traditional culture. So every woman who can explain the connotation of the cheongsams must know well about the traditional culture about China.

Chinese Beauty in Cheongsam

Chinese Beauty in Cheongsam

Perfect necks, attractive arms, sexy chest, graceful waist, tactful buttocks, tall and straight legs, they are all so amazing when women wearing the cheongsams. The figures of them can be pictured well by the cheongsams. The beauty of the Chinese dresses has crossed the long period. Hidden sweet smells graced the large rivers and mountains. We can look back at the interchanges of sea and land, the cheongsams with the temperaments of comeliness and elegance. The cheongsams as beautiful as brocade turned floridly to add the dust of the common customs into the long river of the history.

Burning one oven of the leaves of white sandalwood, we can see a beautiful woman with dark green eyebrows, a beautiful clear bun, who is dressing in a pale blue ornamental engraving cheongsam and reading a traditional thread binding book. The dress can draw the outline of the shape of lotus flower, which just like the style of the beautiful woman.

Chinese Beauty in Cheongsam

Chinese Beauty in Cheongsam

Just like the scene, the spot, the person, the object, which we can always find from the TV shows. For example, Zhao Yazhi from the “Shanghai Bund” as well as Zhang Manyu from the “Flower Life times” and Chen Shu from “The Love Toppled Over The Whole City”, all these elegant women with extremely beauty have the temperaments of soft, classic, gloomy, sad, or just have thousands of flirtatious expressions. They have become the unique scene because of the cheongsams with different styles and different colors in the old-timing picture we are drawing.

Each woman has the way belonging to herself to save the life time, to keep beauty. Almost every woman wants to be old in the elegant cheongsams, right? Because of that under the cheongsams, the woman can become the gold which we never known. This beauty belongs to the charm of deposit of the years and this kind of beauty is only the part of the oriental women. Cheongsams are just like the artists, who can give us the most beautiful pictures of oriental women.

 

The Slits of Cheongsam

The Slits of Cheongsam

When it comes to the interpretation of sexy, different countries will have different expressions about it. Because of that the fashion styles are not the same in the countries with different cultures. The western dresses interpret sexy as publicize, frank, bold as the tone. While Chinese dresses take that grace, restrained and hazy feeling as sexy.
The cheongsams have the beauty of curving which developed from the western countries. However, the slit of the cheongsam is created by the Chinese aesthetic. And it is very suitable with the Chinese aesthetic culture, which can give the unlimited reverie. And vaguely make the figure of the legs more attractive. The slit of Chinese dress opened the door of sexy.

The Slits of Cheongsam

The Slits of Cheongsam

While, we should know that in the early time, cheongsams didn’t have the slits. Because of that the characteristics of Chinese women is implicit and reserved. While, cheongsams are the traditional national costumes, which are also the representatives of implicit, restrained. And at that time, the design is like that all cloth will be covered from the collar to the ankles. This is the image of the early cheongsams. However, the cheongsam is also developing with the advancement of the ages. Cheongsams are constantly improved. Though they are still restrained, sometimes they will also have the publicity to show the beauty of the figure.

The Slits of Cheongsam

The Slits of Cheongsam

Just a cutting line like this, infinite amorous feelings have been created. Those seemingly prosaic slits of the cheongsams have the instinct enticement which we couldn’t find out immediately. This is probably the sexiest place of the cheongsams. The slits cut from the place of ankle straight to the place of waistline. Anyone who wears the cheongsam can be looks like a fair lady, walking on the road, slowly and leisurely. The face must be very charming and the side of the legs must float the sexy style.

The Slits of Cheongsam

The Slits of Cheongsam

Totally different from the bare gaudy fashion style, the sexy part of cheongsam is subtle and restrained. Slits can show the figure of your legs and leave some imagination for others. Still-veiled image can fully bring out the curiosity and imagination of the public.

The Slits of Cheongsam

The Slits of Cheongsam

The beauty of the supreme realm is often very simple, just like the cheongsams, making the beauty of temptation to an ultimate point and raising the clothing pornography to the level of aesthetics, which make so many people crazy, to thump the table and praise the excellence of the beauty of the cheongsams.

The Slits of Cheongsam

The Slits of Cheongsam

This slit is the condensation of so much work of the designers and the predecessors. Adding the most sincere feeling into the production, the designers make the Chinese dresses obtain a fatal temptation. And now, the cheongsams have become one of the most popular Chinese dresses among the oriental women.

The Slits of Cheongsam

The Slits of Cheongsam

Though the slits can add the sexy points for you, if you don’t like this style or the figure of you doesn’t fit the cheongsams with slits, you could choose those dresses without slits as well. Keep this in mind, only the appropriate dress for you is the most beautiful and sexy dress in the world.

Introduction: Cheongsams can fully show the beauty of the figure and the temperament of oriental women. Only when you give the seller the accurate data of your figure can you get an appropriate cheongsam for yourself. Therefore, the requirements of the measurements of the Cheongsams are very strict. The following tutorials are used to help girls who like the Chinese style dresses. And learn to measure their accurate data of these 18 common dimensions.

The length of the body

The length of the body

1. The length of the body — When you are measuring this datum, you should stand barefoot, and measure the distance from the top of the head to the heel.

The circumference of the collar

The circumference of the collar

2. The circumference of the collar – Measuring the circumference of the neck (starting from the central point of the two sides of the clavicle, then using the measuring instrument make a circle around the neck, back to the center of the clavicle) is a little bit hard. When the cloth tape around the neck a circle and it should keep the width of a finger tip can be reached. See from the side, the cloth should forward from the back of the neck to the side, which can also be said like tilting slightly down instead of showing the horizontal level.

The measurement of the grip ring

The measurement of the grip ring

3. The measurement of the grip ring (also can be called as sleeve ring) – Measuring the circumference of the spot where arm and shoulder joint can be said as the grip ring. The method of the measurement: you should measure from the top of the shoulders above the armpit, and then back to the shoulder, surrounded as a circle.

The measurement of the upper arm

The measurement of the upper arm

4. The measurement of the upper arm — Measuring the circumference of the biceps of the upper arm of the arm is the point, or we can say that the widest part of the upper arm which should be measured.

The length of the arm

The length of the arm

5. The length of the arm — You should hang down your arm in the natural extension and then measure the length from the shoulder to the wrist.

The width of the front chest

The width of the front chest

6. The width of the front chest — You should measure from the left armpit to the right armpit.

The measurement of the bust

The measurement of the bust

7. The measurement of the bust — Wearing underwear can make the measurement more accurate for the cheongsams. And then put the cloth tape on the fullest place of the chest, around the armpit and form a circle. Please note that this measurement is not for your underwear size, it’s the size for the cheongsams.

The distance of the chest

The distance of the chest

8. The distance of the chest – As above, you should wear an underwear, and then measure the distance between the two highest points of the chest (BP point).

The width of the back porch

The width of the back porch

9. The width of the back porch — Back porch is the back side of shoulder, you should measure the shoulder joint through the back of the neck bones and then measure the distance to the other side of the shoulder joint. The ruler should not be very straight but it should be a ruler with a slight bending degree.

The width of the back

The width of the back

10. The width of the back: measure the distance between two sides of the armpit. (Use the cloth tape to measure).

The circumference of the waist

The circumference of the waist

11. The circumference of the waistline – The abdomen should be in a natural relaxation state. And use the cloth tape round the navel as a circle. And this will be distributed along the circumference of a circle.

The circumference of the abdominal

The circumference of the abdominal

12. The circumference of the abdominal. Just as before, the abdominal should be kept into the natural state of relaxation. And put the cloth tape from where the widest began to form a circle. The cloth tape usually be located in the place above the hipbone.

The measurement of the hip-line

The measurement of the hip-line

13. The measurement of the hip-line — You can measure start from the widest place and then put the cloth tape around to form a circle. At this time, the width of the cloth is the largest width and this is your hip-line.

The height of the obverse side of the breast

The height of the obverse side of the breast

14. The height of the obverse side of the breast: You should measure the distance from the highest point of the shoulder to the highest point of the chest (BP point).

The front lumbar waistline

The front lumbar waistline

15. The front lumbar waistline – And in this way, you should measure the length from the highest point of the shoulder, through the highest point (BP point) of the chest, and then to the waist. This length can be called as the front lumber waistline.

The length of the back shoulder to back waist

The length of the back shoulder to back waist

16. The length of the back shoulder to back waist — this length should be measured from the highest point of the shoulder to the back waist.

Length of front waist to the knee (skirt)

Length of front waist to the knee (skirt)

17.1. Length of front waist to the knee (skirt) — This kind of length should be measured from the front waist line to the front knee.

Length of front waist to the ankle (floor-length dress)

Length of front waist to the ankle (floor-length dress)

17.2. Length of front waist to the ankle (floor-length dress) — This length should be measured from the front waist line to the front of the ankle.

The length of the waist to the heel

The length of the waist to the heel

18. The length of the waist to the heel– You should measure from the back waistline to the heels.
All these dimensions should be paid attention to. If you just buy a ready-made cheongsam, you may not care about these aspects.. But as a result, the dress you choose is not so suitable for you. Or we can say that it is not made for you. The best way to get an appropriate cheongsam is to tell the seller the accurate data of your figure. Customized Chinese dress can be much better for you when you are really want to get one. All girls want to be elegant and charming. But how to reach this effect can always be a question for them. For those girls who love Chinese traditions, customized cheongsam can be a good choice.
In addition, sometimes the seller would ask you to give the measurement of “the upper bust measurement”, “the below bust measurement” and so on. For the customized Chinese dresses, “the height when you sitting down” is also needed. That is the length of the bench to the top of the shoulder when you are sitting down.

We all love the design of stripe patterns, aren’t we? For example, the straight stripes, vertical stripes, diagonal stripes and so on, and the stripes elements have never been out of the popular trend. And these elements can be designed by the designer with his/her ingenuity, and we can find that some constant change and some innovation have made this design become the most amazing element in 2016!

Paris Fashion Week

Paris Fashion Week

The stripe patterns used in the latest 2016 Spring and Summer Paris Fashion Week
Dior, Stella McCartney and some other Paris fashionable brands prefer to use the strip printed chiffon fabric. And the Italian brand Prada, Dolce & Gabbana have used the strip elements even more directly. In the brands in New York City, stripe element have been the synonymous of the Navy and vacation, even the designer Alexander Wang are favored of using a large number of fringe elements in his American street style fashion, which is so wild and fashionable. And this kind of fashion is favored by the designers, and this design is also favored by those famous famous stars. And following are some stripe designs made by famous fashion brands, let’s have a look together.

Paris fashion week 2016: Dior show

Dior show

Dior show

Paris fashion week 2016: Stella McCartney show

Stella McCartney show

Stella McCartney show

Paris fashion week 2016: Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy Hilfiger

Paris fashion week 2016: Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana

2016 spring and summer Paris Fashion Week: Prada

Prada

Prada

The street photographs taken in the Paris fashion week 2016.

The street photographs

The street photographs

Fringe pattern can be called as one of the classic elements for the cheongsam. And you can buy several different chesongasms which are made with such patterns, so you can wear them day by day in the spring and summer seasons of this year. Now I will recommend two fashionable cheongsam for young ladies, hope that you will love them.

Fukcup dress

Fukcup dress

Dress brand: Fukcup.

Fukcup dress

Fukcup dress

Fukcup Cheongsam

Fukcup Cheongsam

Stripe Cheongsam

Stripe Cheongsam

Stripe Cheongsam

Stripe Cheongsam

Leisure beauty(YI HONG YAN)

Leisure beauty(YI HONG YAN)

Black and white dress

Black and white dress

Stripe Cheongsam

Stripe Cheongsam

Stripe Cheongsam

Stripe Cheongsam

 

Introduction: Different fabrics will give people different feelings about the Chinese dresses-Cheongsams. Cheongsam is the rising traditional fashion of modern Chinese women. Not like those formal traditional national costumes. It has the vicissitudes in the past with a new outside look. Chinese dress itself has a certain historical significance, in addition to a relatively high degree of appreciation. Cheongsams have the full value of a certain collection.

Fabrics of Cheongsams

Fabrics of Cheongsams

There is a very wide choice of materials for Cheongsams. Daily general wearing cheongsams can choose cotton for advocating natural and comfortable, and for those young people who like the fashion. They can purchase cotton fabric in their daily life as I mentioned above, which can be a good choice for them. In the season summer, the customers can choose printed shirting cotton, printed poplin, yarn dyed poplin, and several color poplin, all kinds of yarn, printing horizontal satin, jacquard cloth and so on, those fabrics with thin volumes. Homemade short cheongsams have the features of light, cool, beautiful and practical. While, for the seasons spring and autumn, we can choose chemical fiber or blended fabrics, such as silk, polyester silk and a variety of thin tweed fabrics.

Though these fabrics have poor permeability, the appearance of them are better than those made of cotton, they are smoother, more beautiful and more pleasing to the eye. So, in other word, this kind of fabrics is very suitable in the lukewarm season. And in recent years, there are many people choosing the Guangdong gauze, because it is very smooth, and it is also cool. In addition, they have the abilities of disinfection as well as insecticide. This kind of materials is really good for the skin because they have the characteristics of health care function. So they are loved by everyone. The difference of the fabrics of Chinese dress directly determines the comfort of clothing. In the ancient time, the cheongsams were almost made of silk fabrics, but now the materials mainly are silk, cotton, and polyester fiber.

Silk fabrics can be divided into two different kinds: ripe silk and raw silk. Raw silk is hard; the clothing made of raw silk can be crisp. The ripe silk is smoother and softer. You can feel the silk touch when you wear clothing made of ripe silk, which can be very comfortable. But as a coin has two sides, the ripe silk is fragile. Mulberry silk is a more advanced fabric in Chinese market, so the prices of the Chinese dresses are generally expensive, generally from CNY 6000 to CNY 10000.

Fabrics of Cheongsams

Fabrics of Chheongsams

Cheongsams made of cotton fabric has the features of soft and it also has good absorption and good ventilation. But the performance is not as good as the raw silk in the aspect of crisp. And the price is relatively cheap, generally from CNY200 to CNY500. And the price of cheongsams made of polyester fiber price is generally under CNY2000.

The cheongsams chosen for performance or show should be very elegant. If the dresses are wore in summer. The dress fabric can be silk crepe, silk spinning, habotai, and Hang Luo silk fabric and so on. These fabrics are soft, comfortable with lightweight. If you choose fabrics used for spring and autumn, the fabrics can be elected as satin and velvet: such as weaving brocade, antique brocade, flowers satin brocade, Georgette velvet and so on. These cheongsams made of these senior fabrics can fully demonstrate the beauty and prominent of oriental female bodies, as well as the charming gentle luxurious and elegant temperament of these beautiful women. If a little embellishment decoration can be added in the chest, collar and lapel, the cheongsams can be more dazzling.

And here is another tip, cheongsams made of raw silk are more suitable for dry cleaning, ripe silk, cotton fabric, polyester fiber are more suitable for water washing. On occasion you don’t have washing liquid by hand. Shower gel can also be used in the washing. And I want to mention that you’d better wash the cheongsams by hands, which will be good for your dresses. Because machine washing will damage the inside materials and make it not so good for the next time wearing. All of us wish to wear the first class cheongsams, so we should take all those little tips into our mind.

Different clothing fabric at the same time determines the printing and dyeing style as well as the different color. Generally speaking, mulberry silk should be printed with clean color due to the material slender. And for polyester fiber, the texture is “accommodating”, so they can be dyed with several colors. They can be colorful with some complex patterns.

In addition to the fabric of cheongsams, the Chinese dresses also have invisible “liner”. The selections of material for the liners are also very important. Nowadays, such as wear-resistant bottom liners made of cellulose acetate, copper ammonia fiber, viscose fiber, they are universal breathable and moisture wicking. They are also very comfortable. All the good feelings are added in the liners. And the consumers can ask some details or advice about them when you are in the purchase.

The cheongsam has nearly 100 years of development history in China, which is one kind of Chinese traditional culture. Some national characteristics are blended in this kind of Chinese dress, which has important meaning for the general foreign visitors. They will take a Chinese style clothes back to their countries, which is the best souvenir in China for them to take away. For foreigners, the dresses have a lot of significance. And in China, there are also a lot of women love wearing cheongsams.

In fact, wearing an appropriate cheongsam is very important. And when we are purchasing cheongsams, we should take many aspects in consideration. Such as the color and the fabric of the dress, they should all be considered. Fabric is the first gate when you are choosing one appropriate cheongsam for yourself. And I will introduce them separately in the next paragraphs.

As we all know, beautiful cheongsams need beautiful colors as well as beautiful prints. If the color is not so bright, you can choose some flower patterns or some other clear pictures to make the dresses more suitable for you. And if the color of the cheongsam is a little brighter, you can also choose some complex patterns such as dragons or other picture images you like. Only the cheongsam you like is the one fitting you the most.

Chinese style dress is about style and art. In the ancient times, the women who wearing a Chinese style dress can be elegant, fair and ladylike, which is also the attractive point of the cheongsams. There are still a lot of women like wearing the Chinese dresses. Its classical beauty is still blooming. In order to make it easily for you to choose the appropriate Chinese dress, the following is talking about attention points of the purchasing.

So, what should you pay attention to when you are making a purchase with a cheongsam seller? You can ask him the material of the cheongsam at first. Different silk will has different price, not all the same. And you can learn some knowledge before you buy cheongsams. So in this way, the seller could not cheat you about the price of the Chinese dresses. Then, the color, if you are a typically Chinese woman, you can choose light color with clear pictures, because this can make your face look brighter. Or if you are a foreigner with white color, you can choose those cheongsams made of bright colors. So this can make you look like a classical Chinese beauty. In addition, you should ask the seller, if the materials all handmade. Because in nowadays, there are more and more cheongsams can be made by machines, which should be cheaper. And cheongsams made by machines are not as good as those made by hands. Which kind of fabrics the cheongsam is made of, you should ask clearly, and you can feel the fabric at the beginning. I fit is made of silk. And it should be smooth and very comfortable. All those, you should learn before you purchasing, wish you good luck and buy an appropriate dress for yourself.

Furthermore, cheongsams are better to be customized. Wearing cheongsams not only need a good figure, but also need the appropriate size to fit, which is the key point. Size is a very important index when purchasing cheongsams. Generally, if cheongsam could not hold up, it would have a poor effect. No matter the size is larger or smaller than the size you wearing, the collocation will always be not so good looking. Unlike other clothes, which can be slightly larger, cheongsam is not the same. If the size of the cheongsam is a little larger, there is no cheongsam feeling any more. When you are telling the customer service of your size measurements, you must make it clear. Otherwise it will lose the unique characteristics of cheongsams.

Introduction: Cheongsams are used to highlight the beautiful figures of women. So as a result, the waistline of cheongsams is becoming more and more tighten to show the female figure as far as possible. Originally the cheongsams are the clothes for Chinese people. The features of this kind of dresses are large, flat, and the length of the dress is to the foot. Most of the dresses are made of silk, which embroidered with some special patterns. And there are large embroidered border on the collars, sleeves, lapels.

Traditional Cheongsam

Traditional Cheongsam

Chinese dresses have experienced lots of changes along with the development of fashion trends. By the age of 30s, Chinese dresses were completely out of the original form, and became a kind of unique style of clothing for oriental women. At that time, the Chinese dress is famous for the Shanghai masters, and the handmade workmanship was really exquisite. And the masters of Macao’s Cheongsams shops almost all came from the mainland, and these masters learned from the Shanghai Cheongsams masters.

1, the production of the Chinese dress

The process of making Cheongsams is similar to the steps of making other kinds of clothes. First of all, the master should make the measurement for the customers, and let the customers choose the fabrics and styles to make the appropriate Cheongsams. The process of the production could be mainly divided into three parts: cutting, drawing and embroidering. The traditional cheongsams are usually with floor-length which should be longer than the ankle. But there are also short dresses. The length can be just to the last inch around the knee.

2, The classification of the collars

Cheongsam’s Collar

Cheongsam’s Collar

As we can find that the collars can be mainly divided into two categories: General collar and small impatiens collars. And general collars are divided into the circle collars and square collars. The general collar is more traditional, and the small Impatiens collar is relatively much more fashionable, which look like the pulled-down collars of T-shirts. The collars of cheongsams are hard. In the previous time, the masters would starch the white cloths, and then put them into the collars. But now, they usually use nylon instead of this traditional workmanship.

3, the types of sleeves

Cheongsam’s sleeve

Cheongsam’s sleeve

Sleeves can be broadly divided into sleeveless, short sleeves, middle sleeves and long sleeves. And in the previous time, the choice of sleeves is mainly decided according to the changes of the weather. As we all know that women in this period mainly wearing Chinese dresses to attend the banquets or other occasions. The younger women will choose the first three ones, and the older ones more like the choice of long sleeves. Usually short sleeves are four inches, middle sleeves are sixteen inches long, and then the long sleeves are between nineteen and twenty inches.

4, the types of the buttons

Pankou

Pankou

The buttons for cheongsams are different from the others, which can be look like flowers. The functions of the buttons are just the same as the buttons for current shirts. But this kind of buttons is more delicate. And the masters should make these buttons by their hands. That is to say they should weave personally. There are hundreds kinds of buttons for Chinese dresses. For examples: butterfly buttons, diamond buttons, and large flower buttons. Usually, the customers can choose the category of the buttons and the masters will make the buttons according to the requirements of the customers. The materials of the buttons should be the same as the cloth used to embroidering borders of the dresses.

5, the style of the lapels

Cheongsam’s lapel

Cheongsam’s lapel

There are not so many styles for the lapels of the cheongsams. There are seven choices usually for people to choose, including the single breasted lapel, double breasted lapels, straight lapel, surplice lapel, lute lapel, bending lapel and none lapel. In terms of production, double breasted lapels are more complex than the single breasted lapels. The masters should first open make two lapels on both sides of the front, and then suture one of them. The lapel sutured is just made for decoration, so wear a cheongsam with double breasted lapel just like the same as the single breasted ones. The only difference is that the double breasted lapels are visually more beautiful and noble. Straight cut lapels are relatively not so often used. And the surplice usually has large flower buttons, but now thin flower buttons are more often used. The shape of a curved Lapel looks like an “S” type. And because of the larger opening,  it is easily for people to wear.

6, the height of the silt

Height of Slit

Height of Slit

The slits of the cheongsams are led by a 1930s movie star called Gu Lanjun. She is the pioneering at that time, so that the cheongsams have entered another stage. In fact, cheongsam is used to outstanding the beauty of female lines. So, the design of this dress is very tight. Wearing cheongsams will make the actions become inconvenient, so the slits exist. General cheongsam slits will be opened to the knee position, but with the change of era and the people’s ideas, the slit height also increased. Now, the silts of cheongsams are really high, mainly to highlight the beauty of women. Especially people who attending the beauty pageant contestants, they will always wear the cheongsams, the slits are particularly high. That’s also the reason why the silts are so high.

7, the edges of the Cheongsams

Embroidered Border

Embroidered Border

The edges are used to cover the opening of cheongsams slits and cheongsam collars. Those used in embroidering borders of the dresses called an “edge. Usually made of silk or the cloth with the same color of the cheongsam. But if there are some patterns on the dress, the color of the edge would adopt one color of the patterns. At the previous time, the net color cheongsam, the edge will usually use the color red or green. The former is more traditional and the latter is more outstanding. Edges are also divided into single edge and double edge. The single edge is more popular and relatively young. As for the double edges, the materials are relatively wide. Because it is made of two colors, few guests will require the use of double edges.

8, the embroideries of the Chinese dresses

Embroidery

Embroidery

Wealthy women will embroider in the cheongsam with different patterns, to make cheongsam more beautiful and special. And they usually embroider dragon and Phoenix, peony, peacocks and other patterns on the dress.  The implication is auspicious. The main embroidery is made of gold, silver lines. And the pattern was embroidered by hand. In addition, some of dresses used on the stage performances will be pinned with the beads, and the price is more expensive.

9, Accessories of the dresses

Accessory

Accessory

Cheongsams must be coupled with high-heeled shoes, because trim shoes look not so beautiful. Only high heels can show the nobility and temperament of cheongsams. In addition, you must wear stockings to fit the high heels. While, you could choose the color flesh. And some females like black stockings with flower patterns. And handbags are usually used to match the collocation, hand wallet is another choice. There is no specific hairstyle, but most women are fond of combing the hair. In addition, if you wear a cheongsam with a high collar, you could wear no necklaces.

10, Cheongsams and Gown skirts

Gown is a Chinese-style unlined garment. Cheongsam is for Chinese woman, which has only one dress itself. While, gown skirts have shirt and skirt at the same time. The gown skirts were famous among the period twenties and thirties. At the first time, people choose black gown red skirt as a collocation, and later red gown and red skirt became more popular. And this tradition has been lasted till now.

The collar of the gown is fixed with Chinese general collar because  wedding dress is solemn in the traditional meaning. So there is no small impatiens collar emerging at that time. Also skirt of of it has no slits nor edges. The length of the sleeve is also different from the cheongsams. There are only long sleeved gowns, with a length of approx to wrist more than two and a half inches to three inches in order to see the bracelet and other ornaments of the bride. This kind of dresses is relatively loose, only a few of the waistline can be a little tight, which is totally different from the characteristics of cheongsam which focusing on emphasizing female figures.

Even so, there are also many similarities between these two kinds of dresses. That’s the embroideries. Gown skirts and cheongsams are more likely to embroidering dragon and Phoenix, peony, butterflies and other auspicious patterns. And using gold and silver line together to embroider dragon and Phoenix. Dragon is usually embroidered with gold lines and the phoenix is usually embroidered with silver lines.

Tips above can all become the guide lines for you when you are upset about how to choose an appropriate cheongsam for yourself.