Getting the best fit
The Qipao / Cheongsam is normally designed to
flatter the feminine body. But not everyone has the figure of a
model. How then should you choose a Qipao / Cheongsam that would
accentuate your assets and hide your fatal flaws? The following
guidelines may help you make the right choice.
short women, avoid boxy cuts with shoulder pads as they weigh you
down. Too long a dress will also have the reverse effect and make
you look shorter.
Women with broad shoulders should avoid shoulder pads as they will
make them look top-heavy. Instead, opt for softer fabrics like
silk to soften the silhouette.
Skinny women can go for brocade which can give more form and
curves to their body structure. A brocade is a heavy silk fabric
with a raised design on it, often sewn on with gold or silver
For those with flabby arms, choose
Asian dresses Qipao / Cheongsam with three-quarter
sleeves to hide the excess flesh.
Women with short necks should pick
China dress with a lower collar
so that it helps make the neck look longer. On the other hand,
women with longer necks can look stunning in a Qipao cut with
a high collar.
For those who are disproportionate in shape, with either a heavy
top or a heavy bottom, wear Cheongsam separates.
Top-heavy women should avoid big, contrasting prints on the Qipao top. Choose a simple
A straight-cut skirt with a side slit is ideal for women who have
How to wear
daily casual wear, in summer, you can choose some thin fabrics
such as pure cotton delaine, printed with little flowers, sack and
yarn cloth, silk, and poplin.
spring and winter, there is chemical fiber or blended cloth like
gleaming silk and thinner woolen cloth.
formal affairs like ceremonies or performances, in summer, you
should select pure silk crape de Chine for your
China clothing dress, thin silk, which is soft,
light and cool since it won't stick to your body.
spring and winter, satin and velour are the best: tapis,
treasures, crape and spun gold damask.
wearing a Qipao / Cheongsam pay attention to the whole appearance:
Hairstyle, jewelry, stockings, and shoes should match to the
design and colour of the Qipao / Cheongsam and should be presented
as an unit.