This season, the fashion trend is all about gorgeous patterns, beautiful designs and, most of all, comfort. Enter the beautiful, traditional Chinese dress known as the cheongsam which has caused a storm in the world of vogue! Known as the qipao in certain parts of the country, the cheongsam simply translates to a ‘long dress’ and is renowned for its simplicity and the fact that it has a thousand variations which can be chosen from, no matter what the occasion.
Designed to highlight and flatter the female figure, the dress can have any type of sleeves, necklines and patterns: all fitted to your tastes. The sides have slits which make movement easy and combined with its fitted waist and buttons on the right side, this garment is the epitome of practicality and grace.
Here are some reasons why it’s a must to have them in your closet this season!
Easy to design
The design of the cheongsam is not complicated like other fashionable garments since the dress draws its beauty from its grace and simplicity, rather than additional accessories such as sequins, frills, laces etc. Easy to make, design and stitch – all from the comfort of your own house, this dress allows you not only ease in wearing it but also in creating it! So get those colorful, rich patterns and let your imaginations run wild!
Easy to customize
The most fascinating aspect of the cheongsam is that it can be customized for any and every event that you might wish to attend. If you’re going for more formal attire, vary the length, material and neckline according to your tastes. Choose the pattern tailored to fit the occasion so that you may stand out from the crowd as the epitome of grace and elegance. Going for a casual, informal look? Play on the pattern design and the length. Alternatively, choose a sleeve length that flatters your form and pairs well with the event at hand. Customize your hairstyle and makeup and you’re ready to rock out in your brand-new, lovely cheongsam!
Flatters your body like no other dress
Time for some myth-busting! A cheongsam looks beautiful on ALL female figures and will not only flatter your figure type but also draws attention to your best features! You do not need to be a slim, petite model to pull this off; simply by customizing the style, pattern and length you can use this dress to emphasize your natural beauty. The slits on both sides of the dress highlights the legs and variation in sleeve length makes your arms the most noticeable feature. Even the collar can be made in such a way as to emphasize on your neck, hair, face, or perhaps your precious statement jewels. Customizing the color to suit your complexion can also play a huge role in showing off your best features.
Adds a touch of exotic elegance to your wardrobe
Maybe your wardrobe looks all the same without any difference in color or design. Variety is the key to having a wardrobe that reflects current fashion trends. Adding the cheongsam not only increases the variety with its cultural and traditional beauty but also adds a touch of oriental style. The elegance and beauty it lends to your wardrobe and form will make you a favorite among the fashion circles with your friends hanging on to every piece of fashion advice you have to offer! The exotic aspect of this dress will have everyone questioning their own bland lifestyle. Choose exciting patterns with flowers, dragons or even modern styles and abstract patterns to make a bold fashion statement.
Practical and comfortable
One of the most noticeable features of the cheongsam is that it lends women the comfort they want and deserve. With its simplicity and style, the cheongsam allows freedom of movement and makes sure that women still look graceful and slender, no matter what. Unlike other comfort clothes, the cheongsam will flatter all forms without any additional accessories like belts, sashes, or scarves. Ideal for all occasions – whether it be an office meeting or the wedding of your best friend – this dress will never restrict you from every-day tasks.
Modest yet stylish
The importance of the cheongsam in the international fashion community has not declined over the years as this style remains in steady demand. This can be explained due to the fact that the dress embodies modesty but also plays on style by redirecting the aesthetics to the delightful patterns in which it is available. For those women who choose modesty and comfort over other wonderful characteristics of this dress, the cheongsam can be made in a longer length, with full sleeves rather than the usual, shorter trend. Elements of this can be borrowed to accentuate other pieces of clothing as well!
Available in thousands of variations
Unlike other dresses, the cheongsam is available in hundreds of other styles, patterns, and lengths which allows the wearer a lot of freedom and space in which they can explore their own style. You can choose your own design depending on whether you love nature and landscape or if you’re more inclined towards overlapping shapes, colors and modern art.
The cheongsam reflects your personal aesthetic
No dress allows you to represent your aesthetics better than the cheongsam! Wearing patterns which you love the most will let everyone know that your tastes are advanced and elegant. Wear natural patterns, landscapes, minimalistic designs and abstract forms to express your inner artistic soul and let everyone have a glimpse inside your soul.
To simply put it, the cheongsam is a versatile dress that lends you modesty and comfort, all the while flattering your beauty and channeling your creativity. It comes in thousands of dazzling designs, patterns and lengths which increase the royal, feminine grace that all women naturally possess in abundance. Looking fashionable and elegant has never been this easy!