Cheongsam dress is a classic, traditional, tight-fitting, body-hugging one-piece dress for women. It combines the elaborate elegance of Chinese tradition with unique elements of style and lately enjoys a growing popularity in the international world of high fashion. For example, in the 2008 Summer Olympics, cheongsam were the uniforms for the medal bearers. Another example is in Hollywood movies, such as One Day (2011), these chinese clothing are also used to make an exotic impression. Many celebrities including Nicole Kidman, Paris Hilton, Emma Watson, Anne Hathaway and Liv Taylor also made their public appearance in Cheongsam.
Stylish yet comfortable to wear
Known as qipao in Mandarin Chinese or Mandarin gown in English, the cheongsam is one of the most versatile costumes in the world. This oriental characteristics dress can be worn either on casual or formal occasions. It also fits well with the slim female figure and creates the illusion of slender legs. The cheongsam dress is often made of silk with frog-button closures and high collars, buttoned on the right side, with a loose chest, fitting waist and slits up from the sides, all of which combine to set off the beauty and natural softness of the female shape and women’s modesty.
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