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Chinese Clothing By: Leslie Sanchez and Ben Sachs
In todays China, the Chinese people think that Chinese clothes are important because clothes represent different dynasties. The material is also soft silk so it is very soft. A lot of decorations and colors go on the Chinese clothes. For the fan dance woman wear very fancy costumes. Men and woman and kids wear different colors to represent their morning feelings. The Chinese people must be very proud to wear those beautiful clothes. Beauty Of Chinese Clothes Today
In China, the Chinese people have special dances, Fan dance and also Dragon dance. The Chinese people wear very special and beautiful costumes, That are very colorful. The costumes can be long dresses, also a robe can be a costume. Long dresses are for girls and woman. Robes are for boys and men. Dance Costumes
In China, you would know that woman and mens clothing are different. Did you know that mens clothes are less elaborate then woman clothes? Woman wear changpaos to different special ceremonies. Men wear shenyis to different places.Their clothes can be very different. Differences between Male and Female Clothing
Chinese Clothing for Men Chinese men have been less fashion conscious than their women throughout the history of the country. This does not mean that they did not have a particular dress sense. The most basic Chinese clothing for men has a long robe. This long robe was a prominent part of culture of China. This can be judged by the fact that many men sport a modernized version of the traditional Chinese long robe even today. Such robes are reserved for special occasions like weddings or cultural celebrations.
In China, there can be special ceremonies. People wear Pienfus, which is a type of costume for certain ceremonies. Pienfus are a special type of robe which is very comfortable to wear for ceremonies. Ceremony Costumes
POPULAR TRADITIONAL CHINESE DRESSES Sheni This unique dress was sort of a modification of the Pien Fu. It was a two section dress that consisted of a tunic as well as a skirt. The unique thing about the dress was that both these items were stitched together to become one long suit. Hence, on its appearance it looked a lot like the traditional Chinese long robe.
Laws for Clothing in Ancient China The Manchu Qing dynasty in many ways represented a cultural rupture in the past, as Manchu clothing styles were required to be worn by the noblemen and officials. The Qing first implemented queue laws that required the populace to get Manchu hairstyles and clothes –or face execution. Eventually this style became widespread among the commoners, a new style of dress, called Tangzhuang, included the changshan worn by men and the qipao worn by women. Manchu official headwear differed from the Ming version, but Qing continued to use the Mandarin Square.
RULES OF CLOTHES There were many rules around colors and who got to wear what type of clothes. Only certain people like high ranked officials and members of the emperors court were able to wear sink. Lower ranked people wear cotton because it is cheap, warm, and soft and if they wear silk they will be punished. Fast fact Hats were worn by wealthy men during the Ming period
COLORS There were also rules on what colors people were able to wear. Only the emperor could wear yellow. During the Sui Dynasty poor people were only allowed to wear blue or black clothing. The color of clothing also symbolized emotions. White clothing is worn when someone has died and red was worn to show joy and happiness.
ADORMENT AND JEWELRY Jewelry and adornment were an important part of fashion. Not only was it used to look good, but they were also used to signify rank. There were many specific rules about who could wear what, especially for men so people can know their status. The most important jewelry for men was their belt hook or buckle. These could be highly decorated and made of gold or bronze. Women wore a lot of jewelry in their hair such as combs and hairpins. Belt Hook
HAIRSTYLES Hair was considered very important during ancient china. Men tied their hair into a knot on top of their head and covered it with a square cloth or a hat. Women braided and coiled up their hair in different styles and then decorated it with hairpins. Girls were not allowed to coil up their hair with hairpins until they were married.
Clothing of Chinese Women The Cheongsam This Cheongsam is the most popular Chinese dress for women. It is a dress that was developed a long time ago and has come into fashion in modified form today. The Cheongsam is a one-piece dress suit that is tightly wrapped around the body. The Chinese also have a male counterpart for this dress known as the Changshan. Although this unique dress is native to the country of china in recent years it has become popular amongst the global community.
In China way back Chinese people wore traditional clothes but now Chinese people wear clothes like us now in America. Here are a couple of examples- Jeans and T- shirts and other American stuff. It seems that in some parts of China has lost its specialty. Not all parts of China. Some of China is just like America. Old And New Chinese Clothes