Traditional Attire Series of Asia – China (Part 11)

China is one of the most populous countries in the world and is rich in its cultural heritage and traditions. The country hosts one of the most beautiful and colorful attires which speak of its aesthetic value and historical significance. China is prominent for producing and weaving one of the finest silk dresses. The dresses signify the social status and rank of the people residing in the country. The floral patterns along with the vibrant shades of the attires are a treat to the eyes.

Traditional Attire of Women

Cheongsham

Cheongsham is also called Qipao and is traditionally worn by Chinese women. The name Qipao has been derived from the Qing dynasty of China. It is amazing to watch the elegant flowery patterns adorning the dress. The dress is generally made of silk with high collars, short sleeves and almost covering the full length of the body. It portrays the elegance of a Chinese lady and her inherent beauty.

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Han Fu

Han Fu has been traditionally promoted and influenced by the Han dynasty of China. The colors and design are comparatively than Cheongsham. But the stying fashion of wearing the dress is unique and represents a significant aspect of the Chinese culture. Women are often found to wear a dress during religious ceremonies and rituals. It is a full length dress with cross collars.

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Traditional Attire of Men

Zhongshan Zhuang Suit

The suit is traditionally worn by Chinese men and represents the western style of clothing. The difference between the modern-day suit and the Zhongshan suit is the pockets. The pockets of this special suit are stitched outside to represent the Chinese concepts of maintaining symmetry and balance. The suit has a similarity with a typical military outfit and a turndown collar which imparts a simplistic and respectful look.

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Tang Zhuang Suit

The suit is the most fashionable among Chinese traditional attire. Worn by men, women and even children it consists of essentially two parts. The upper part being a jacket and the lower part resembles a skirt for women and a wrap-around cloth for men. The colors are vibrant and the designs are trendy.

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Wedding Attire

China has a special wedding attire which is embellished with the auspicious dragons and phoenix implied to bring in good fortune, prosperity, peace, and happiness. The golden adornments throughout the red colored dress brighten up the newlyweds and create a vibrant atmosphere around. Longfenggua is a typical Chinese wedding dress preferred by many couples. Chinese brides often cover their heads and face with a veil. The veil is also made of silk and red in color. It is said that in ancient times, the Chinese women used to wear a Phoenix crown along with the wedding dress. There are also special wedding shoes to be worn by the brides designed with patterns of a deer or a turtle.

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The Chinese attires are significant in terms of their ethical values and beliefs along with their lively and energetic motifs and styles.

Kuntala

A blogger interested in travelling and exploring new places and sharing ideas with all. Curious about the unique features of a place and its ethereal beauty.

28 thoughts on “Traditional Attire Series of Asia – China (Part 11)

  • September 30, 2019 at 5:38 am
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    This is a great post. Very beautiful attire on very beautiful people. Thanks for sharing!

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  • September 30, 2019 at 7:36 am
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    Thanks for sharing your culture thru clothing/attire. I am a Filipino and what it is that is similar to us is the fact that we put so much effort and time in making one particular clothing. Continue to share your culture to the world.

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    • October 12, 2019 at 12:37 am
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      Thank you Ramil. I am planning to cover Phillippines also too in my blog post. I am from India but researching on different traditional attire.

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  • September 30, 2019 at 10:06 am
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    those are really beautiful attires. Great article you got there.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 7:56 am
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    Lovely traditional attire how I wish I have a chance to wear that someday in their countries ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • October 1, 2019 at 8:49 am
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    Very interesting and informative article to read. I am so happy to learn about the different culture and traditions as well as the outfits of other country.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 10:52 am
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    Such lovely traditional attires from Asia. I love the bright colored ones best.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 1:00 pm
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    I love this traditional asian attire series. Everytime I see the traditional fashion I am in awe becase its so graceful and very well put together.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 2:25 pm
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    This dive into colorful traditional clothing opens so many interesting and curious questions that it is impossible to stop reading and researching even afterwards.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 7:32 pm
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    I love that you have so many different traditional outfits for all kinds of occasions. They are all beautiful and unique in style. Very cool.

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  • October 2, 2019 at 3:21 am
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    I absolutely love Cheongsham attire. They are gorgeous and they are so beautifully made. I also adore the Tang Zhuang Suits.

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  • October 2, 2019 at 5:51 am
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    you’ve presented beautiful and real gorgeous traditional dresses. makes me want to have like those as well.

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  • October 2, 2019 at 6:17 am
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    The traditional dresses are very colorful, and I love that.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  • October 2, 2019 at 8:45 am
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    These are lovely! I would love to try Cheongsham when I visit China. it is very radiant and detailed. Thanks for sharing!

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