Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Silk Cheongsam

Silk Cheongsam

Many people think of silk as a very pricey fabric offering luxury. This is true. Besides its magnificent beauty and lustrous softness, silk offers other benefits that cannot be matched by synthetic fabrics. These benefits of silk have earned silk its standing as the queen of fabrics. Silk is a material for all weathers, including times when temperatures are high and warm and during the winter. It has natural properties that regulate temperature to enable it to achieve these two things perfectly.

Silk cheongsam will never go out of fashion. For years, it has been the top fabric choice for millions of people. It shines marvelously and has a texture that falls freely thus making it suitable for any shape of the body. In the cheongsam fashion market, the material is on high demand throughout the year. That is why silk cheongsam dresses are pricier compared to cheongsam made with other fabrics. During important occasions such as weddings, evening parties, dates, birthdays and so on, most women go for silk cheongsam to honor the occasion. Of course, each woman would want to look fantastic in an event. Silk cheongsam does not only look attractive on any woman but is also always fashionable. You can never go wrong with a silk cheongsam dress.

You can wear a silk cheongsam in an informal or a formal occasion. For instance, a sleeveless, stylish silk cheongsam dress can be great for daily wear, making you feel confident and charming. Silk cheongsam dresses fit perfectly and enhance your body contours. The material is so light to touch and given proper care, it can lasts for many years without wrinkling. Most chinese brides today go for wedding dresses made of silk cheongsam to make sure they will be the center of attraction at their wedding. Silk cheongsam is also very se*xy and can help a woman look appealing for her mate.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Modern Cheongsam

Modern Cheongsam

The Origins of the Modern Cheongsam, 1920s presents the modernised cheongsam as worn by the educated elite. The style in the 1920s signifies a period of liberation, with the burgeoning of new ideas and thoughts on the role of women. The cheongsam of the 1920s was loose; the sleeves were wide, and the overall look, simple.

1920 to 1940s saw a stronger sense of modernisation and the embrace of western fashion concepts with narrower and shorter sleeves, the use of imported fabrics such as silk crepe, georgette and chiffon, and the use of geometric, floral and Art Deco motifs. The cheongsam was a popular garb for teachers, wives of wealthy businessmen, young girls, and the Peranakans, as it was associated with modernity.

The Golden Period of Cheongsam in Singapore, 1950s to 1960s represents the evolution of the cheongsam to a popular everyday wear for the working woman, showing a significant shift in the identity of women from a traditional home-maker to the modern working female as a result of the country’s changing political, economic and social climate after World War II.

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