Monday, March 30, 2009

Mandarin collar, silk dress decorated with embroidery: Chinese style is classic

Originally uploaded by tonkatsu
The traditional, shiny silk, fitted dress of China is known as a qipao or cheongsam. It has a stand-up collar called a Mandarin collar and the top's opening is often fastened with a loop-and-knot type of button. It may have a high slit along the thigh.

Variations of the qipao are considered a classic style whether in Paris, NYC or Buenos Aires.

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