Chinese clothing has the history of more than 5000 years. A blend of different dynasties and culture is reflected in Chinese clothing. Each dynasty has its own features of designs and colours, which has greatly impacted Chinese culture and clothing. As the culture of China is resplendent, very ancient as well as brilliant, this is reflected in the colourful and magnificent designs in clothing. Cheongsam is one of the most splendid and appreciated attire of Chinese woman. It originated from old traditional gowns from some of the early dynasties of China.
Qing Dynasty costumes with long robe men dominated, the wind in the Kangxi after Yong Zheng period when most of the flow of the line, can be described as full of women’s clothing in the Qing Dynasty, the Han costumes coexist. Manchu women in robes mainly Han Chinese women are still under-shirt dress for fashion.
Beginning mid-Qing Dynasty, Manchu have to follow, to the late Manchu Han emulate the atmosphere is quite abundant, and even the history books have recorded “most Chinese flag mounted equipment change, the palace as a short cut gowns clothes,” (Edweana and Shalini, 2005). Manchu and Han costumes to emulate the atmosphere, is also popular in the Sheriff Lady at this time. Women’s clothing styles and varieties to the Qing Dynasty were also increasingly diverse, such as vest, a wrap round, skirts, coats, cloud shoulder, scarves, hand cage, Bra, belt, glasses ……, one after another.
After the Opium War in 1840 and the establishment of the Republic of China the modern history of China was started. Many new cultures and religions impregnated the Chinese local culture, which could be seen in many coastal cities especially in this metropolis Shanghai. Due to the fact that Chinese and people from other culture lived together, which eventually brought a potential change in the costumes of Chinese people.