Traditional Chinese Clothing

Chinese people were wearing silk while other cultures were still dressing in animal skins.

Clothing in China did not only evolve over time; it often transformed dramatically following Dynastic changes or the Imperial decree of a new ruler. In ancient feudal society, people's rank and position could easily be distinguished from their daily dress, especially for the ordinary people and upper-class.

Among the upper dominating class, only to the Emperor was assigned the colour yellow and the dragon emblem on traditional Chinese imperial dress as an exclusive affirmation of their power.

There is no "typical" Chinese costume, although today, if any one style of clothing epitomises "Chineseness", it would be the Cheongsam, or Qipao, which evolved from ancient clothing of the Manchu ethnic minority. Popular because it fits the Chinese female figure well, has simple lines and looks elegant; it is suitable for wearing in all seasons by young or old and can either be long or short. It is recognised around the world and has inspired many foreign adaptations because of its simple yet exotic lines. It is popularly worn in northern China as the wedding dress, traditionally Red, embroidered with elaborate gold and silver designs. Brides in southern China wear Qipao or a two-piece dress name Qungua or Kwa, which is also elaborately adorned with a gold dragon and phoenix pattern.Hope you can come china and have your China holidays with top china travel.

Zhongshan Suit

Zhongshan Suit

The Chinese tunic suit, also known as Zhongshan suit, is a Chinese traditional style of male attire named after Sun Zhongshan (also Romanized as Sun Yat-Sen). Many Chinese leaders like to wear this suit, like Chiang Kai-shek, Mao Tse-tung, Chou En-Lai, Deng Xiaoping, etc.. Because Chinese famous politician Mao Tse-tung always wore the Zhongshan suit in public, many westerners also called it as Mao suit, but actually this name is not popular in China. Zhongshan suit and suits which derive from Zh... More

 
History of Chinese Clothing

History of Chinese Clothing

The history of Tranditional Chinese Clothing here will introduce the brief history of the development of Chinese costume. China has many ethnic groups with a long history while Han people dominate most periods in history. For thousands of years, generations of clothing designers have devoted themselves to building the Kingdom of Clothes, making the garments that cover the human body into an important component of Chinese culture. The progress of nation can be seen through its changes in clothing... More

 
Features of Chinese Clothing

Features of Chinese Clothing

Different from costumes of other countries, Chinese clothing features is very distinctive and with profound Chinese culture.Because of relatively plain design and structure of traditional Chinese clothing, embroidered edgings, decorated bands, draped cloth or silks, patterns on the shoulders, and sashes were often added as ornamentation. These varied designs came to be one of the unique features of traditional Chinese dress. Darker Colors Darker colors were much more favored than lighter ... More

 
Types of Chinese Clothing

Types of Chinese Clothing

Three main types of traditional Chinese clothing are the pienfu, the changpao, and the shenyi. The pienfu is an ancient two-piece ceremonial costume of a tunic-like top extending to the knees and a skirt or trousers extending to the ankles. The changpao is a one-piece garment extending from the shoulders all the way to the heels. The shenyi is a cross between the pienfu and the changpao; it consists of a tunic and a skirt or trousers like the pienfu, but the tunic and the skirt are sewe... More

 
Well-known Chinese Clothing

Well-known Chinese Clothing

Costume in the Han Dynasty The costume of the Western Han Dynasty (206BC-8AD) followed the one established in the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC). In the Eastern Han Dynasty, people in black had to wear purple silk adornments to match their clothes. Ordinary people usually wore costume with a long hat at grand ceremonies offering sacrifices to gods or ancestors. The dress of the queen in these ceremonies consisted of dark-purple frock and black trousers. There were specific stipulations on color... More

 
Chinese Imperial Dressing

Chinese Imperial Dressing

Longpao is Chinese imperial dressing with yellow color and dragon emblem. In ancient feudal society, it is easy for people to be distinguished from his daily dress, especially for the ordinary people and upper-class. For the sake of working and low statue, ordinary people usually wear dress making of linen in dark color while upper-class prefer the dress making of silk with many valuable decoration. Color Different dynasties use different color to make imperial dress. Xia Dynasty (2070 BC-... More

 
Costumes of Ethnic Minorities

Costumes of Ethnic Minorities

China is a multi-ethnic country with 56 ethnics. Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, Yunnan province, Ningxia Hui autonomous region are the main ethnic habitations in China. Different ethnics have their own style costumes. Clothes of Chinese ethnic minorities are flowery, colorful, extremely exquisite, and highly distinctive. They play an important role of the rich history and culture of the ethnic groups. Materials of Chinese Ethnic Costume Every aspect of their garments, such as raw materi... More

 
Chinese Wedding Dress

Chinese Wedding Dress

Totally different with western wedding attire, China has her own special wedding attire. Generally speaking, Chinese wedding dress is basically around theme of good luck and happiness. Dragon, phoenix, red color are thought to bring good luck and happiness, so they are indispensable elements in Chinese wedding dress. The main color of Chinese wedding dress is bright red, the traditional and sacred color, which is intended to reflect the wedding atmosphere, while that of westerner’s is pure... More

 

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