Sinology Sunday: November 1, 2015

This week, we take a look into Republican era-inspired clothing from Mr. Chen’s Chinese Photo Studio 陳先生的復古照相館.  I find that some of the costuming in Republican era dramas tends to have gotten a bit out of line with the time period.  Hopefully these pictures help give a better feel for the standards and tastes of the era.  More pictures below the cut.

The following are some links that may help you get some background information.  Please let us know in the comment section if there are any other sites you may be able to recommend for more pictures.

Chinese History Timeline

General Chinese Clothing Timeline

Hanfu: General Information, Hanfu List

Make-up: Lips, Eyebrows

1 thought on “Sinology Sunday: November 1, 2015

  1. I personally feel Qipao looks most beautiful when it doesn’t use zippers and its sleeves covering the upper arm and skirt hem hitting the instep. With that said, I’m not into the republican-era qipao. It looked a little frumpy to be honest. The qipao needs to be a tat more form fitting to look good.
    BTW, I could’ve have sworn one of lady has a striking resemblance to Soong May-ling.

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