So besides the great traditions that come with Chinese New Year, I mostly look forward to wearing the Qipao. I wore this one for my wedding last year & could not get enough of the elegant & classic look it gives. From the regal-esque mandarin collar, to the beautiful oriental patterns- it really reminded of the majestic era of the Chinese dynasties, as well as the more controversial, daring & ‘fun-loving’ age Shanghai experienced in the 1920s- or better known as “The Paris of the East, the New York of the West“. I’ve been searching high & low for the perfect Qipao that I can wear-not just for Chinese New Year, but to weddings & other occasions, but most of the ones that come up online are either gawdy, with questionable quality or tacky. This year, I’ll be wearing a Sissae qipao dress which combines both classic designs with a modern day twist. Here are a few of my favourites.I’d like to know what are your favourite ‘traditional’ outfits?

Qipao
Just added one of my favourite scenes from one of my favourite Chinese films reminiscent of the Qipao: