Introduction Sometimes, Hanzhuang, Wufu also known as Han Chinese Clothing,and sometimes referred in English sources simply as Silk Robe or Chinese Silk Robe refers to the historical dress of the Han Chinese people, Han Chinese clothing refers to the clothing worn by the Han ethnic people from the ruling periods of the Three Emperors and Five Sovereigns to the Ming Dynasty. It was the traditional costume of the nation worn for millennia and representative of the characteristics of the Han nationality. Over thousands of years, the Han people created brilliant Hanfu culture with their wisdom. The basic Han clothing was a robe, which was either full-length or calf-length. The front of the robe was left cut, and it was kept closed by a belt. As a rare commodity, cloth was valued by the Han. Excess fabric was used to indicate wealth and prestige, and wearing larger and larger clothing, often to the point of immobilizing the wearer, conveyed status. More and more people liked the clothing, more and more people would like to do something for the Chinese traditional clothing.
In ancient feudal society, it is easy for people to be distinguished from his daily dress, especially for the ordinary people and upper-class. For the sake of working and low statue, ordinary people usually wear dress making of linen(亚麻布 yàmábù) in dark color while upper-class prefer the dress making of silk with many valuable decoration.
As we mentioned, red is favorite for all Chinese people for red is considered as good luck that can keep evil spirits away. So you will find the bride and groom wear in red in their wedding part. The traditional Chinese wedding dress in northern Chinese usually is one piece frock named Qipao, embroidered with elaborate gold and silver design. Brides in Southern China prefer to wear two-piece dress name Qungua(裙褂 Qúnguà) or Kwa, which also elaborately adorn with gold dragon and phoenix.
The robe embroidered with dragon patterns was made for the exclusive use of an emperor during the Qing dynasty(清朝 Qīngcháo). The ritual of embroidering dragon patterns on the emperor’s robe, however, dates back to as early as the Zhou Dynasty (11th century-256 B.C.).
The knot button(盘扣 pánkòu) is a distinctive feature of traditional Chinese apparel. Even today, it is still highly visible on garments like the Qipao, or cheongsam. Though normally associated with tradition, the knot buttons are currently enjoying renewed popularity.
Costume in the Han DynastyThe costume of the Western Han Dynasty (206BC-8AD) followed the one established in the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC). In the Eastern Han Dynasty, people in black had to wear purple silk(丝绸 sīchóu) adornments to match their clothes. Ordinary people usually wore costume with a long hat at grand ceremonies offering sacrifices to gods or ancestors. The dress of the queen in these ceremonies consisted of dark-purple frock and black trousers.
The history of Tranditional Chinese Clothing here will introduce the brief history(历史 lìshǐ) of the development of Chinese costume. History of Chinese ClothingChina has many ethnic groups with a long history while Han people dominate most periods in history. For thousands of years, generations of clothing designers have devoted themselves to building the Kingdom of Clothes, making the garments that cover the human body into an important component of Chinese culture. The progress of nation can be seen through its changes in clothing styles.
Different from costumes of other countries, Chinese clothing features(特点 tèdiǎn) is very distinctive and with profound Chinese culture. Features of Traditional Chinese Clothing because of relatively plain design and structure of traditional Chinese clothing, embroidered edgings, decorated bands, draped cloth or silks, patterns on the shoulders, and sashes were often added as ornamentation. These varied designs came to be one of the unique features of traditional Chinese dress.
Cheongsam is one type of traditional Chinese female costumes. It is featured by stand collar, right side opening, fitting waist
Few who have seen the film Lust, Cautionwould deny the beauty of lead actress Tang Wei. The cheongsams worn by