October 29, 2022

Cheongsam (also known as the ‘qipao’) is a Chinese dress with a high, standing collar, short sleeves, a diagonal front closing with buttons, a body-hugging fit, and a side slit that may reach as high as the thigh. Originating in the 1930s, this garment was an attempt to merge Western and Chinese styles. Despite that this dress is still considered as a traditional Chinese, it starts its way to the popularity in Western countries runway shows as well, but in its modern variations.