Jan 31, 2013

*** Elegent Embroidered Silk Chi-Pao Dress

The Chi-pao was first designed during the Qing dynasty in China around the 17th century. It was created just for royalty with its original design of loose-fitting and the dress would reach down to the insteps. The traditional Chi-pao dresses were embroidered and often made from silk. By the 1920s in China, the Chi-pao dresses had gained vast popularity and many women favored them as their must-have wardrobes. Over the next 30-40 years, the Chi-pao became shorter and more form-fitting. Now a close-fitting dress with a high neck and short sleeves looking:

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