Cheongsam Dress : An Everlasting Elegance !

Origin of Cheongsam Dress
Modern day Cheongsam dress has a long and deep history behind it. These dresses come in different designs and patterns, I find traditional embroidery on silk cheongsam dress very elegant. I remember owning one when I was a kid, I was absolutely in love with the dress but soon I outgrew it. This dress has been on my wishlist for quite some time, So when I was visiting my sister last year in Singapore, I went to China Town particularly looking for it. There I found the most beautiful cheongsam dress, but sadly I could not fit into it.

Anyway getting back to Cheongsam dress’s history, it was the traditional dress worn by the Manchu group in the 17th century in China, who were also called the Banner People. Back then these dresses were tube shaped, loose fitted and were so long that they would reach the insteps. Usually they were made of silk and had embroidery all over and were worn by both men and women. It was in the 1920′s that cheongsam dress became popular throughout China. Modern influence in these made them shorter in length and silhouette a fitted one. Since then these dresses have been gracing the fashion world every now and then.

Where & How to Wear

This time I thought I will try something a little different by creating a fusion of Chinese design and tropical print with this dress. As cheongsam dresses are known for their elegance I tried to add a little fun element to it with this print. To enhance my waist I added a belt to the dress. Staying in tune with the colors of the outfit I added a red-green clutch and red kitten heels to the outfit. Because of the lady-like appeal of cheongsam dress it is perfect for a semi-formal occasion. You also can wear it with canvas shoes for a more casual-chic look.

Fabric : Cotton dress, Silk belt

Silhouette : Cheongsam dresses are known for their figure flattering silhouette.

Dress : DIY, Belt, Bag & Heels : Thrifted

Would you be giving this style a shot this season?

  • THE RED COAT ODYSSEY

    I just saw this outfit on Lookbook and of course i hyped it! You have such a interesting blog

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  • Margaret Cruzemark

    Amazing post. You have such a fantastic blog. It would be great if we could follow each other.
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

    • http://unityinfashion.com/ Unity in Fashion

      Thank you so much for all the sweet words Margaret!

  • Pauline Lim

    Lovely post! Thanks so much for visiting! Keep in touch!:)

    xx pauline

    http://classycroissant.blogspot.com

    • http://unityinfashion.com/ Unity in Fashion

      Thank you!

  • http://www.facebook.com/anaivilo Anaivilo Borsa

    how i love that print and the colors are just perfect!! :D

    • http://unityinfashion.com/ Unity in Fashion

      Tropical prints talk so much about an exotic vacation, wish I could go on one right now :)
      Thank you for the comment!

  • casper&pearl

    gorgeous outfit! love it!

    lots of love from the c&p girls,
    casper&pearl blog
    xx

    • http://unityinfashion.com/ Unity in Fashion

      I am so in love with this dress..Have been wearing it every where..I am so happy you liked it!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lpaegle Laura Paegle

    You are so beautiful, love this dress…:) xoxoLaura!

    http://laurasfashionpage.blogspot.it/

    • http://unityinfashion.com/ Unity in Fashion

      I really appreciate your comment..Thank you!!

  • http://twitter.com/MeganFrugalista Megan Zietz

    loving that dress!

    Xo Megan, http://www.TfDiaries.com

    • http://unityinfashion.com/ Unity in Fashion

      Thank you :)

  • Style-isle

    Thanks so much the nice comment its a boost of encouragement . Love your style by the way and love the way your doing your blog

    • http://unityinfashion.com/ Unity in Fashion

      I am glad you found my words encouraging..Thank you so much for the lovely comment!!

  • http://twitter.com/thehautecookie Sooae Lee

    one word . LOVE. ok two, stunning- that is all… loving your blog. xO!

    http://www.thehautecookie.com

    • http://unityinfashion.com/ Unity in Fashion

      In two words Thank you so much!!

  • HeadTilt

    Beautiful dress, great writing!

    • http://unityinfashion.com/ Unity in Fashion

      Thank you. It is so encouraging to see that people are appreciating our efforts.

  • Harshita

    oh wow….love every bit of it….u luk fab…one of ur best..love da dress too:)

  • http://www.facebook.com/tatiana.bezgodova Tatiana Bezgodova

    Thanks for sweet comment, dear!

    Awesome looks, your style is really adorable!!! I LOVE your blog!
    And you are very beauty!

    I am a new follower now (with fb & bloglovin`).

    And I will be SOO happy, if you follow me:-)

    xxx
    Tatiana

    http://www.bonnie23blog.blogspot.com/

    • http://unityinfashion.com/ Unity in Fashion

      You are too sweet..Thank you!!

  • lookingoodfeelingfab

    lovely dress…nice print :)
    lookingoodfeelingfab.blogspot.in

    • http://unityinfashion.com/ Unity in Fashion

      Thank you..I am in love this print :)