Cheongsam(旗袍)

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Cheongsam(旗袍qípáo) is one type of traditional Chinese female costumes. It is featured by stand collar, right side opening, fitting waist and slip bottom, which can fully set off the beauty of the female shape.
旗袍是中国女性的一种传统服饰。其特点是立领、右侧敞开、齐腰与润滑的臀部,这可以充分展现女性身材之美。
Derived from the garment of bannermen in the Qing Dynasty, cheongsam was the basal garment for the Manchus in Northeast China. It was modified in early 20th century to be more suitable and comfortable yet retained the craftwork of traditional ones. Cheongsam greeted its prime time in the 1930s when its irreplaceable role in female garment was established. It was extraordinarily popular with the women in Shanghai for the reason that its slimness and fitness had made it as a perfect choice(选择xuǎnzé) for the slender and exquisite-stature women in South China. Soon afterwards, it swept the whole country as the favorite garment for Chinese women. Compared with old-style cheongsam, the modified style is more capable of popping out the beautiful curves of a woman and has stood out from the obsolete pattern as a typical representative of Chinese female garment.
来源于清朝服饰的旗手——满洲人的旗袍是中国北方的基础服饰。它在20世纪早期被改良得更为舒适,但传统的工艺还是得以保留。20世纪30年代是旗袍的黄金年代,其作为女性服饰不可替代的角色被建立起来。在上海,旗袍非常流行,因为其纤细的特质成为具有苗条与优雅身材的南方女性最佳的选择。不久,旗袍就席卷全国,成为中国女性最喜爱的服装。同旧式旗袍相比,改良旗袍更能展现女性的优美线条,且摆脱了废弃图案的束缚,成为中国女性特有的代表性服装。
Cheongsam has been experiencing constant changes with the fashions(时尚shíshàng) in different ages. While inheriting the characteristics of traditional cheongsam in details, the new-style one is associated with new features and a great deal of modern design elements in color, cutting and match, which are mainly embodied in the change of the bottom (A-shape, asymmetrical type and picture puzzle type, etc.) as well as diversified materials. Other than meeting aesthetic requirements of young women in China, new-style cheongsam is of great vitality with its easy wearing.
旗袍在不同的时期经历了很多变化。在继承传统旗袍细节特点的同时,新风格的旗袍还结合了大量现代设计要素,如颜色、裁剪和匹配,这些主要体现臀部的变化(A形、非对成形与拼图板形等),也有多样化的材料。除了满足中国年轻女性的审美需求外,新风格的旗袍还以其易穿而具有活力。
As a special traditional garment, cheongsam is of unique aesthetic values and therefore acts as a spokesman(代言人dàiyánrén) of the art of Chinese garment.
作为一种特殊的传统服饰,旗袍具有独特的审美价值。因而其担当中国服饰艺术代言人的角色。

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