Fashion Timeline of Chinese Women Clothing(3)

Republic Era

“Ever since the Tang Dynasty, the design of Chinese women’s costumes had kept to the same straight style: flat and straight lines for the chest, shoulders and hips, with few curves visible; and it was not until the 1920’s that Chinese women came to appreciate ‘the beauty of curves’, and to pay attention to figure when cutting and making up dresses, instead of adhering to the traditional style.”

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Fashion Timeline of Chinese Women Clothing(1)

What was ancient Chinese fashion like? How did it evolve as Dynasties changed and replaced each other? This infographic shows how Women’s dress fashion evolved in China throughout the age, and shows how much each new ruler sought to impose their style on its Chinese denizens.