The cheongsam, also known as the qipao, is a dress design that originated in Shanghai and was inspired by classical Chinese fashions. They usually feature elaborate embroidered patterns, often in bright colors.
The style can vary widely. Traditionally, they went to the ankles but all lengths can be seen today. The most common design features a high neckline, a form-fitting cut, and a deep leg slit for ease of movement. Some variations include sleeveless shoulders, a keyhole cut around the collarbone, fusions with Western styles, and some are even backless.
What sort of accessories would you pair with a cheongsam?