Traditional Chinese qi pao styling in lightweight cotton. Fresh, periwinkle blue-and-white rose toile print. Delicate silver piping at the mandarin collars. Side slits. Small, soft, self-fabric shoulder pads. Frog closures at front are decorative. Dress closes in back with an invisible nylon zipper and two plastic snaps at neck.
We have no idea when it's from, but we do know it was not made for the export market, and was most likely brought over from China in someone's personal wardrobe. Atlanta has a growing, vibrant immigrant population. A Chinese friend suspects it was made in a boutique, for a higher-end clientele.
Labels: in Chinese, translation is: "Flower Ground"
read about the history of the traditional Chinese cheongsam dress here
Fiber/Care: unmarked, cotton, washable
Condition: an indistinct spot at the front right of the skirt (see photo) may lift with targeted treatment
*This dress is freshly laundered and ready to wear.*
- live model measures b: 35.5, w: 26, h: 35,
and it's a bit snug at the bust (or she'd keep it!) -
bust: 32"/81.25cm plus darts, to about 34"/86.25cm
length: 39"/99cm nape to hem
(BDV SKU: 00397-001)
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