With the Lunar New Year season just around the corner, the annual frenzy to buy new clothes is back.
If you’re thinking of donning a casual dress like last year’s get-up, why not take the opportunity to dress up in style? Cheongsam Style, to be exact.
The Cheongsam, known as Qipao in Mandarin, is a traditional Chinese costume created in Shanghai for upper class socialites in the 1920s.
Its body-hugging form cuts a sharp hourglass silhouette for the wearer, accentuating the bosom and hips while projecting a svelte waist. The elegant gown with varying motifs has remained a popular icon of Chinese culture and has evolved over time as new fashion trends emerge.
Here at Qoo10, we’ve compiled a list of Cheongsam styles for you to look Chinoiserie chic:
1. Traditional Styles
Stick to the traditional Cheongsam, which is usually solid coloured with minimalist Oriental button details, or choose a checkered cheongsam for that vintage feel.
Floral motifs evoke a sense of feminine elegance - a staple for every wardrobe.
3. Modern Twists
From shimmery fabrics to leopard print motifs, these snazzy modern cheongsams add a little BOOMZ to your style.
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