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Chinese traditional clothes (pictures)
Posted by: Ajin728 (IP Logged)
Date: July 29, 2009 01:45AM
For emperor and empress






Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 07/29/2009 04:06AM by Olive.

Re: dresses----Chinese style
Posted by: Ajin728 (IP Logged)
Date: July 29, 2009 01:52AM
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Posted by: Ajin728 (IP Logged)
Date: July 29, 2009 01:54AM
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Posted by: Ajin728 (IP Logged)
Date: July 29, 2009 01:57AM
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Re: dresses----Classic Chinese style
Posted by: Ajin728 (IP Logged)
Date: July 29, 2009 01:59AM
a official and his wife


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Posted by: Ajin728 (IP Logged)
Date: July 29, 2009 02:03AM
Palace Servants,scholar,military officer

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Posted by: Ajin728 (IP Logged)
Date: July 29, 2009 02:08AM
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wedding dress


Re: Chinese traditional clothes (pictures)
Posted by: Ajin728 (IP Logged)
Date: July 29, 2009 02:30AM
These cartoon are printed by 撷芳主人, according to pictures of Ming empire.
He want to awaken yong chinese people to take our own dresses,which has been died out scince Qing empire occupied China.
So many foreigners believe Chinese would wear mandarin jacket or cheong-sam.
And chinese like to keep a plait.
But those didn't originate from han chinese.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/29/2009 04:07AM by Olive.

Re: Chinese traditional clothes (pictures)
Posted by: Tangerine (IP Logged)
Date: July 30, 2009 11:33AM
I love these images. Thanks for posting them. Hope you'll treat us to more tidbits of Chinese culture!

What do you mean by "mandarin jacket"? Are those the padded jackets, in silk or cotton, worn by women? I have one in silk, bought in San Francisco Chinatown. It looks great and is very comfortable. When i was in Taiwan, i saw this woman wearing a stunning cotton jacket with embroidery on the back. It looked very expensive. When i make it to China, i hope to get a fancy one like that. Btw, what's the name for these jackets in Mandarin?

Re: Chinese traditional clothes (pictures)
Posted by: Ajin728 (IP Logged)
Date: July 30, 2009 12:44PM
I am pleased to introduce Chinese culture to you.but my English is not good.

马褂---my dictionary told me it should be called as "mandarin jacket" in English.Do you mean this kind of dress?





What this woman wears is called 棉袄 in Chinese.


In Qing period dressing style is very different from Ming period.
We take Ming's style as authentic Chinese dress,Qing's style is from the dress of the nomadic tribe in north china,add in some chinese element.

traditional stylesad smileyperiod before Qing)






magua and qipao (Qing style):







Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/30/2009 12:45PM by Ajin728.

Re: Chinese traditional clothes (pictures)
Posted by: Tangerine (IP Logged)
Date: July 30, 2009 01:13PM
My jacket is the same style as the one in jade and gold on the second image. Interesting that it's called 马褂. These jackets are still quite common; yet 褂 is a character not much used, or so my dictionary told me. So, thanks to you i also picked up a new character today.thumbs up

How about in return we'll help you with English, if you're interested in improving it? winking smileyBesides, in these short sentences there's nothing wrong with your English at all.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/30/2009 01:14PM by Tangerine.

Re: Chinese traditional clothes (pictures)
Posted by: Ajin728 (IP Logged)
Date: July 30, 2009 11:26PM
Thank you Tangerine,I really want to improve my English.
My msn is [email protected]
But I am afraid that can't get enough chance to chat online.Because when China is daytime,it is night in Us.

Re: Chinese traditional clothes (pictures)
Posted by: Uberche (IP Logged)
Date: August 02, 2009 01:33PM
I love my traditional jacket, though hard to find time to wear it unless I want people staring a lot...

Before I leave China (who knows when that will be though..) I'm going to go get some more traditional clothes made up (plus some Western suits, so cheap here and great workmanship on them!)

My favourite is the Qipao (not for me obviously) When tailor made it just looks absolutely stunning on a Chinese girl! Seen them on the Petite idealized girls here and full figured Chinese women and they always just look amazing.

Re: Chinese traditional clothes (pictures)
Posted by: Cailiping (IP Logged)
Date: August 03, 2009 12:04AM
i love qipao too. i have a nice one, short-sleeve to knee. but i seldom wear it because it's too hot to wear in summer. i like wearing it in rainy days. generaly, it's not so convenient to wear Qipao and i dislike to catch attention when walking in the street in Qipao.

Re: Chinese traditional clothes (pictures)
Posted by: Uberche (IP Logged)
Date: August 03, 2009 04:36AM
Yeah definitely not for everyday wear, but on certain occasions it looks great!

One day I went with my friend (beautiful Chinese girl) to the main park in SuZhou. I wore my Chinese coat and my PLA hat (The old one, green with red star) and she wore a really beautiful Qipao, was really great and got some amazing pictures but sadly I lost all of those pictures when my hard drive crashed...

Re: Chinese traditional clothes (pictures)
Posted by: Cailiping (IP Logged)
Date: August 03, 2009 05:04AM
yes, Qipao often appears in Chinese wedding. Beautiful girl in qipao must look more attractive . i wonder if your PLA hat is the chinese red army hat in green and with a red star on the front? a little surprised you wore it and hard to imagine how was that? it's a pity pictures have lost.
PLA hat is seldom seen in the street but in movies /TV series. some rock bands members like PLA hats.

Re: Chinese traditional clothes (pictures)
Posted by: Uberche (IP Logged)
Date: August 04, 2009 11:43AM
Yeah it's the old Green one with the Red Star from when Mao was in charge. I wear it a lot actually, just don't wear my jacket so much.

Re: Chinese traditional clothes (pictures)
Posted by: Lovebeside (IP Logged)
Date: August 06, 2009 05:04AM
haha, do you happen to know how many Qipaos had been shown in the moive- "花样年华"? they are so gorgeous!

Re: Chinese traditional clothes (pictures)
Posted by: Uberche (IP Logged)
Date: August 06, 2009 05:55AM
Don't know, haven't seen it smiling smiley

Re: Chinese traditional clothes (pictures)
Posted by: Lovebeside (IP Logged)
Date: August 06, 2009 06:33AM
It's said that there are 23.But I did not make sure of it..
heihei,enjoy..



















Re: Chinese traditional clothes (pictures)
Posted by: Freemanblaze (IP Logged)
Date: August 10, 2009 05:48AM
what movie or tv show are those pics from? Thanks for sharing these pics!

Re: Chinese traditional clothes (pictures)
Posted by: Lovebeside (IP Logged)
Date: August 11, 2009 11:17AM
Glad you like them. smiling smiley
These pictures are from a movie named 花样年华 which is directed by 王家卫. This lady is 张曼玉.smileys with beer

Re: Chinese traditional clothes (pictures)
Posted by: Tangerine (IP Logged)
Date: August 11, 2009 09:13PM
I love these pictures, Lovebeside. Qipaos are elegant, feminine and sexy as well. Imho, much more so than what American celebrities wear nowadays. I find their sexuality too blatant and their tattoos look silly. They look like walking billboards! What do you think?

Is that actress famous in China? She's a very beautiful woman; particularly evident on picture number 2.

Re: Chinese traditional clothes (pictures)
Posted by: Cailiping (IP Logged)
Date: August 11, 2009 11:23PM
Tangerine Wrote:
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> Is that actress famous in China? She's a very
> beautiful woman; particularly evident on picture
> number 2.


she's very famous and her english name is Maggie Cheung. for more information, look at the link and read her profile in wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maggie_Cheung

Re: Chinese traditional clothes (pictures)
Posted by: Lovebeside (IP Logged)
Date: August 12, 2009 11:51AM
Tangerine Wrote:
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> I love these pictures, Lovebeside. Qipaos are
> elegant, feminine and sexy as well. Imho, much
> more so than what American celebrities wear
> nowadays. I find their sexuality too blatant and
> their tattoos look silly. They look like walking
> billboards! What do you think?
>
> Is that actress famous in China? She's a very
> beautiful woman; particularly evident on picture
> number 2.

Wow, never saw a woman with "tattoo" wearing Qipao!! May I say that it would be disgusting! I know I am a litte impolite, but really do not like tattoos.
"walking billboards"? haha,you said it!

yeah, this actress is very famous in China, you could track the link Cailiping posted. Well, Wong Kar-Wai who is the diretor of this moive is my favorite director. I feel like most of his movies.smiling smiley

Re: Chinese traditional clothes (pictures)
Posted by: Uberche (IP Logged)
Date: August 13, 2009 03:32AM
I don't mind tattoos if they have some meaning and aren't obviously visable anyway...

The Qipao though is much more sexy and attractive than most Western dresses I agree. it's sexy while at the same time traditional as it doesn't show anything, just hints a lot. Love the look of them. Though they don't look like they'd be comfortable for everyday use like in the pictures...

Re: Chinese traditional clothes (pictures)
Posted by: Tangerine (IP Logged)
Date: August 13, 2009 12:42PM
Here's an example of that blatant American sexuality that i find silly and quite ugly:

[www.thefrisky.com]

Besides the obvious top-to-bottom plastic surgery and the Photoshop, there's something truly pathetic about a woman of 51 wanting to look like this. Then the pose of the legs strikes me as most vulgar. Madonna, another woman i find thumbs down, likes to have those vulgar poses as well. Do women nowadays have to look as if they're in the dominatrix business ???

A qipao leaves a great deal to the imagination. If i were a man, i'd prefer that.

Re: Chinese traditional clothes (pictures)
Posted by: Freemanblaze (IP Logged)
Date: August 13, 2009 06:45PM
So to kinda de-rail this thread, but put it back on track, what about guys with tat's?


Qingpao are too gorgeous, I can't wait to head to China....They'll probably become out of style by the time I get there though, haha.

Re: Chinese traditional clothes (pictures)
Posted by: Lovebeside (IP Logged)
Date: August 14, 2009 09:29AM
Uberche Wrote:
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> I don't mind tattoos if they have some meaning and
> aren't obviously visable anyway...
>
> The Qipao though is much more sexy and attractive
> than most Western dresses I agree. it's sexy while
> at the same time traditional as it doesn't show
> anything, just hints a lot. Love the look of them.
> Though they don't look like they'd be comfortable
> for everyday use like in the pictures...


Perhaps I do not know the west culture of tattoos, but when I saw a Chinese who had a tattoo on his/her arm, leg or anywhere of the body, I loathed to see the ugly pictures and dirty colour. Imo, Qipao reflects gentle virtuous, ancient and charming, attractively clear and beautiful disposition of ladies. It should be pure enough. Well, it is just my feeling of it. So, just dislike a woman with a tattoo wearing Qipao, or a bad mannered woman wearing Qipao.
Actually few women would like to wear high-heeled shoes, it is truth, the reason that they always wear different stylish high-heeled shoes is these kinds of shoes make them look tall and beautiful. But also few women admit it.

Re: Chinese traditional clothes (pictures)
Posted by: Lovebeside (IP Logged)
Date: August 14, 2009 09:40AM
Tangerine Wrote:
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> Here's an example of that blatant American
> sexuality that i find silly and quite ugly:
>
> [www.thefrisky.com]
> less-on-the-cover-of-paris-match/
>
> Besides the obvious top-to-bottom plastic surgery
> and the Photoshop, there's something truly
> pathetic about a woman of 51 wanting to look like
> this. Then the pose of the legs strikes me as most
> vulgar. Madonna, another woman i find thumbs down, likes
> to have those vulgar poses as well. Do women
> nowadays have to look as if they're in the
> dominatrix business ???

Actually I can’t tell which kind of pose is bad or good, but also dislike those poses you mentioned. Do many westerners think they are hot and sexy?

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