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Evolution of Chinese Women’s Clothing

Chinese women's fashion from the Han dynasty to modern day China, illustrated

06·08·2013

Evolution of Chinese Women’s Clothing

Chinese women's fashion from the Han dynasty to modern day China, illustrated

06·08·2013

When one thinks of Chinese traditional clothes, the qipao 旗袍 immediately comes to mind. In fact, the qipao was originally only worn by Manchurians and only spread to China in the Qing dynasty after the Manchurians invaded the Ming dynasty, as almost all the previous dynasties were Han ruled. We came across a fantastic illustration by N. Duong, of Chinese women’s fashion throughout history, from the Han Dynasty to the modernized qipao.

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Learn about the characteristics of Chinese women’s fashion over the centuries at Nannaia, where the author has compiled some detailed introductions regarding traditional women’s clothing across these dynasties.