Late Eastern Han Dynasty Nobility (Clothing and Happiness).
This week we continue on to later in the Eastern Han Dynasty from Clothing and Happiness 裝束與樂舞 and Experiencing Dynastic Restoration 朝代復原體驗. This is the period where Chinese underwear made significant improvements to where people started to feel more comfortable wearing fabrics of lighter weight and color. This style of clothing or some variation of it persisted from the Eastern Han Dynasty and when China started to fraction into separate kingdoms into the Three Kingdoms Period, Jin Dynasty, Sixteen Kingdoms Period, and seems to have still been around in some shape or form in the Northern and Southern Dynasties.
From this point on in the history, you will still see a mix of the different Hanfu styles through history but you will probably see more Ruqun 襦裙 and other styles of Hanfu except Quju 曲裾.
Just going to make a note here that sometimes, clothing styles persist in different eras and groups go on a limb and do things like be creative or combine elements from different eras (This one being an example with some of the styling and stuff). Therefore, every now and again, some clothes get kind of hard to classify into a time period and we are left to rely on factors like fabric choice, style of the sleeves, make-up, adornments, etc. to guesstimate a time period. That being said, not everything we assign may be completely correct despite how much we try. DX
This week, I am going to share some cartoons from Han Han Future‘s weibo depicting Hanfu throughout the ages as a refresher for everybody. Also, there are comparisons with some more prominently recognized clothing from Japan and Korea to help clear some confusions.