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Vintage Black and Purple Brocade Flowered Chinese Dress

Vintage Black and Purple Brocade Flowered Chinese Dress

A stunning vintage short-sleeve long brocade Cheongsam dress in black, magenta and purple, with a Mandarin collar and two sexy side slits.

The cheongsam is a body-hugging one-piece Chinese dress for women, also known as qipao, and Mandarin gown. The stylish and often tight-fitting cheongsam or qipao (chipao) that is best known today was created in the 1920s in Shanghai and made fashionable by socialites and upper class women. In Hong Kong, where many Shanghai tailors fled to after the communist revolution in China, the word chèuhngsāam may refer to either male or female garments. The word keipo (qípáo) is either a more formal term for the female chèuhngsāam, or is used for the two-piece cheongsam variant that is popular in China. Traditionally, usage in Western countries mostly followed the original Shanghainese usage and applies the Cantonese-language name cheongsam to a garment worn by women.

It measures 20" across the bust. 19 1/2" across the hips. From the middle of the shoulder to the hem, 50" in length. Thin shoulder pads to give a little umph! Gorgeous satin frogs... with an invisible zipper in the back. The label says "clear confidence" , which we interpret as meaning "self-confidence" in Chinese.

It's beautiful, in perfect condition! I have a feeling it's never been worn!
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