In the past few weeks, there are cheongsams hanging from racks in boutiques and market stalls, but that is only because Chinese New Year is around the corner. Chinese New Year is the only time most Chinese women would wear cheongsam, and perhaps occasionally during weddings and dinners.
Most women also find it daunting to wear the cheongsam because its tight-fitting form is unforgiving on flaws and bulges. The cheongsam shows off a woman’s shape when it is nicely tailored. It doesn’t mean you have to be stick thin to wear one.
The beauty of the cheongsam is that it can be made of different materials and in various lengths. To me, it has a simple and quiet charm, an elegance and neatness that truly reflect our Chinese culture!
So, have it spark your mood to wear cheongsam? And remember, who says cheongsam have to be in red? 🙂
Now I’m pondering around… What kind of shoes I shoud wear to match my cheongsam which I’m going to where during my tea ceremony on my wedding day.
I’ve selected my traditional costume as cheongsam – long one – red colour. I use this dress as one of my photo shot dress as well. But during my PS, i just use a normal silver colour high heel, but for the actual day, I’m quiet hesitant to wear this…. It may looks too contradictive and also, I’m not really a fans of high heel shoes, so knowing I’ll be keep on standing and walking around during the tea ceremony (FYI, our tea ceremony will be held in 3 different venues), I might as well drop the idea of I’ll be hanging there running around with high heels…
One of the definition about cheongsam that I quoted from some article:
The Qipao / Cheongsam can display all women’s modesty, softness and beauty. Like Chinese women’s temperament, the Qipao / Cheongsam is elegant and gentle, its long-standing elegance and serenity makes wearers fascinating. Mature women in Qipao / Cheongsam can display their graceful refined manner. A Qipao / Cheongsam almost varies with a woman’s figure.
Most of the picture that I can found is matching a formal high heels with the cheongsam…. Hmpphh….. Personally I’m thinking to find those identical ballet shoes look alike to match with my cheongsam… I’m running out of time tho @_@ Any idea please? 🙂