Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Chinese Cheongsam, qípáo (旗袍) - (7)

Source Website:
http://chinahub.blogspot.com/2008/04/sexy-chinese-cheongsam-part-2.html
http://chinahub.blogspot.com/2008/04/sexy-chinese-cheongsam-part-3.html
http://www.chinatoday.com/culture/qipao/qipao.htm



PHOTO: Cheongsam, hanfu or kimono style?
http://www.weddinggownsguide.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/05201.jpg
http://www.weddinggownsguide.com/tag/chinese-cheongsam-dress



The cheongsam is a body-hugging one-piece Chinese dress for women. It is known in Chinese as the qípáo , qípáor, Wade-Giles ch'i-p'ao, and is also known in English as a mandarin gown. The modern cheongsam is a modernized version of the qipao of the Manchurians who conquered China in the 17th century.



PHOTO: Sexy Chinese cheongsam part 3
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http://chinahub.blogspot.com/2008/04/sexy-chinese-cheongsam-part-3.html



Source Website: http://chinahub.blogspot.com/2008/04/sexy-chinese-cheongsam-part-2.html

When the Manchu established and ruled China in the Qing Dynasty, certain social strata emerged. Among them were the Banners (qí), mostly Manchu, who as a group were called Banner People ( pinyin: qí rén).



PHOTO: Sexy Chinese cheongsam part 3
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http://chinahub.blogspot.com/2008/04/sexy-chinese-cheongsam-part-3.html


Manchu women typically wore a one-piece dress that came to be known as the qípáo (banner quilt). The qipao fitted loosely and hung straight down the body.



PHOTO: Sexy Chinese cheongsam part 4
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http://chinahub.blogspot.com/2008/04/sexy-chinese-cheongsam-part-4.html


Under the dynastic laws after 1644, all Han Chinese were forced to wear a queue and dress in Manchurian qipao instead of traditional Han Chinese clothing , under penalty of death.



PHOTO: Sexy Chinese cheongsam part 6
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http://chinahub.blogspot.com/2008/05/sexy-chinese-cheongsam-part-1.html


In the following 300 years, the qipao became the adopted clothing of the Chinese and was eventually tailored to suit the preferences of the population.



PHOTO: Chinese Cheongsam qipao blue for beauty
chinese-qipao-blue.jpg
http://www.jjlp123.com/2011/03/23/chinese-qipao-blue/#


Such was its popularity that the garment form survived the political turmoil of the 1911 Xinhai Revolution that toppled the Qing Dynasty. The qipao after several centuries, became the archetypal dress for China.



PHOTO: Cheongsam, hanfu or kimono style?
http://www.weddinggownsguide.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/05201.jpg
http://www.weddinggownsguide.com/tag/chinese-cheongsam-dress



PHOTO: Chinese Cheongsam Beauty
http://www.flixya.com/files-photo/d/i/a/dianacxz1289044.jpg
http://www.flixya.com/photo/1289044/Chinese-Cheongsam-Beauty



PHOTO: Chinese Cheongsam
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2O3FHtZTICE/TYmbCDO3qoI/AAAAAAAAAHo/21yTGNAa1jY/s1600/1%2BChinese%2Bcheongsam.jpg
http://chinatravelsandra.blogspot.com/2011/03/blog-post.html



PHOTO: The secret of Cheongsam
http://www.hercity.com/eNews/UploadFiles/2007/03/200703201132544878.jpg
http://www.fmlgirls.info/reference-to-the-chinese-cheongsam-customs-million/



PHOTO: Chinese Cheongsam qipao blue for beauty
http://u.jimdo.com/www25/o/s9469701cf6280af0/img/i876910820322576e/1300882829/std/chinese-qipao.jpg
http://www.jjlp123.com/2011/03/23/chinese-qipao-blue/
http://www.jjlp123.com/aidoit-7d-china-health-report/



PHOTO: Legend of Black Lotus: Chinese cheongsams and Japanese kimonos
http://www.angelobell.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/cheongsam.jpg
http://www.angelobell.com/2010/07/i-may-be-a-litle-crazy/



PHOTO: Chinese traditional costume
http://www.xiannixiaozhu.com/2010/0709/1.jpg
http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/1542366



PHOTO: Chinese Cheongsam Evening Prom Short Dress ZS0058
Chinese Cheongsam Evening Prom Short Dress ZS0058.jpg

http://www.dhgate.com/wholesale-chinese-cheongsam-evening-prom/p-ff8080812c87ca07012c931e1bea772e.html



PHOTO: Traditional Chinese consider red as the best hue of luck in wedding ceremony.
http://www.china-wedding-supplies.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/red-China-wedding-dresses1.jpg
http://www.china-wedding-supplies.com/buy-a-cheongsam-as-your-wholesale-wedding-dresses/



PHOTO: Title: Qi Pao 2 - Very natural and well composed. With speedlight held by the photographer's assistant.
Author: luloya,
Location: Xi Tang, China,

Photo taken: October 10, 2007 17:36

Published: October 11, 2007 12:36
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http://www.fototalk.com/galleries/56695/user/818



PHOTO: Actress Li Xiaolu in Qi Pao for her new EP, "Oriental Beauty".
http://cfensi.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/img260289473.jpg
http://cfensi.wordpress.com/2008/10/



Source Website: http://www.chinatoday.com/culture/qipao/qipao.htm

The history of Qipao
In the early 17th century in North China, Nurhachi, set up the Eight Banner System. Later he led his troops into Beijing and overthrew the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). After years, a collarless tube-shaped gown was well developed, which was worn by both genders. This is the early version of the Qipao. It became kind of popular among the royal palace of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) to show the Manchu nobility.



PHOTO: China's Traditional Dress, Qipao (Qi'pao)
http://www.chinatoday.com/culture/qipao/qipao-14.jpg
http://www.chinatoday.com/culture/qipao/qipao_2.htm


Most of them were made of silk, and embroidered, with thick laces trimmed at the collar, sleeves and edges. The dress empresses of past dynasties wore them. Their style of dress was noted as the highest of standards for Chinese women for several thousand years.



PHOTO: China's Traditional Dress, Qipao (Qi'pao)
http://www.chinatoday.com/culture/qipao/qipao-09.jpg
http://www.chinatoday.com/culture/qipao/qipao_2.htm


Qipao characterize Chinese women's modesty, softness and beauty. Like Chinese women's personality.



PHOTO: China's Traditional Dress, Qipao (Qi'pao)
http://www.chinatoday.com/culture/qipao/qipao-10.jpg
http://www.chinatoday.com/culture/qipao/qipao_2.htm


Like many fashions, the beauty of Qipao stands ahead from others.

Stunning is one of its features from the collar, loop, chest, waist and hips to the lower hem. Qipao completely shows off a woman's figure. Not only does it lay stress on the natural beauty of a female figure, but also makes women's legs appear more slender.



PHOTO: 最有女人味的裙装--旗袍 - Qipao is the most feminine dress for woman
服装不能脱离人体而孤立存在,旗袍也一样。女性的头、颈、肩、臂、胸、腰、臀、 腿以及手足,构成众多曲线巧妙结合的完美整体。
Clothing cannot exist in isolation from the human body. Qipao is the same. Women's head, neck, shoulder, arm, chest, waist, hip, leg, hand and foot. Overall, forms a perfect combination with the many subtle curves.
http://b8.ac-images.cdnmyspace.cn/cnimages01/2/l_83608b5d56026c3135998414d490253a.jpg
http://blog.myspace.cn/e/402386269.htm
http://www.chinatoday.com/culture/qipao/qipao-01.jpg
http://www.chinatoday.com/culture/qipao/qipao.htm


Mature women in Qipaos can display their graceful manner.

Today, Qipao is also the modern designer's fashion icon.



PHOTO: China's Traditional Dress, Qipao (Qi'pao)
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t308/postafuXD/200812231816562585.jpg
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-566273/what-is-the-difference-between-hanfu-and-qipao?pg=0



PHOTO: Qi Pao looks more elegant and elaborate than the Hanfu. Those who can pull it off well looks very beautiful in it, like Gong Li.
http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/5331/12272461084217kx.jpg
http://www.soompi.com/forums/topic/26273-hanfu-vs-qipao/page__st__20



PHOTO: China's Traditional Dress, Qipao (Qi'pao)
The dress is buttoned on the right side, with a loose chest, a fitting waist, and slits up from the sides, all of which combine to set off the beauty of the female shape.
http://www.chinesegirls8.info/images/cheong-sam-2/qipao%20China%20amature%20womenAV.jpg
http://www.shop4it.biz/s~q-qipao.aspx
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_0smy438e4OI/TUvphWl9hTI/AAAAAAAAK_Y/JOaSxClrTtg/s1600/qipao%2525252BChina%2525252Bamature%2525252BwomenAV.jpg
http://wissamhomecare.nl/chinese-qipao-pattern



PHOTO: 标题:深林中 - Title: Deep in the forest
http://www.qi-pao.org/club/UploadFile2010/2010-8/2010813643815934.jpg
http://www.qi-pao.org/club/dv_rss.asp?s=x&boardid=118&id=140807&page=1



PHOTO: 标题:深林中 - Title: Deep in the forest
http://www.qi-pao.org/club/UploadFile2010/2010-8/2010813645699130.jpg
http://www.qi-pao.org/club/dv_rss.asp?s=x&boardid=118&id=140807&page=1



PHOTO: 标题:深林中 - Title: Deep in the forest
http://www.qi-pao.org/club/UploadFile2010/2010-8/2010813645691673.jpg
http://www.qi-pao.org/club/dv_rss.asp?s=x&boardid=118&id=140807&page=1



PHOTO: 标题:深林中 - Title: Deep in the forest
http://www.qi-pao.org/club/UploadFile2010/2010-8/2010813645663516.jpg
http://www.qi-pao.org/club/dv_rss.asp?s=x&boardid=118&id=140807&page=1



PHOTO: 旗袍美女 (qípáo měi nǚ) - Cheongsam Beauty
http://upfilecdn.kdnet.net/UploadFile/2009-8/2009841340493.jpg
http://club.kdnet.net/dispbbs.asp?boardid=1&id=2765025&page=1#2765025




Translated by:
Using nciku (www.nciku.com), an online dictionary with English and Chinese language (with Pinyin), and google translate.



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