Cozy Knit Boleros to go with mandarin dress

Boleros & Jackets to Go with Your Mandarin Dress

It’s fall, but it doesn’t mean you cannot wear your summer dresses any more. Simply by layering a bolero over a summer dress, you can keep wearing your favorite summer dress.

Wool bolero to go with a Mandarin dress
Wool bolero to go with a Mandarin dress

Versatile White Boleros

White is the most accommodating color that can go with any dress. You will never regret getting a high quality white bolero like the one below.

White Cotton Lace Bolero To Go With Dresses
White Cotton Lace Bolero To Go With Dresses

A bolero can go with any type of dress, but it looks the most elegant with a Mandarin dress, because the Mandarin stand-up collar of the Mandarin dress gives the collarless bolero a more formal aura.

If a short-sleeve bolero is not warm enough for you in the cooling weather, you can easily pick one with three-quarter sleeves.

Tailored Three-Quarter-Sleeve Jackets

Elegant Tailored Jacket To Go With Qipao Dresses
Elegant Tailored Jacket To Go With Qipao Dresses

This jacket comes in two color options. Body conscious women can go for the slimming black, which is a little less accommodating than white but can match most dress colors.

When the weather gets colder, you may want a velvet bolero to bring you warmth and glamour at the same time.

Elegant Velvet Boleros

Elegant Box Jacket Black to go with cheongsam dress
Elegant Box Jacket Black to go with cheongsam dress

The velvet bolero is the best match for classy silk dresses.

For cotton dresses, a knit bolero will be a more natural companion.

Cozy Knit Boleros

Cozy Knit Boleros to go with mandarin dress
Cozy Knit Boleros to go with mandarin dress

Don’t you find the coral red appealing? It will brighten your mood when the sky is gray. It definitely goes well with a red floral dress, as shown above, but it can also work with dark or neutral colors such as black, navy blue and chestnut.

Speaking of colors, turquoise is another bright color that can cheer you up when you find the cold weather depressing.

Knitting Chinese Designer Cardigans to go with cheongsam dress
Knitting Chinese Designer Cardigans to go with cheongsam dress

Turquoise is a great color for contrasts. You see how beautiful it looks with fuchsia pink in the photo above. It also works fabulously with butter yellow and lime green. Just give those combinations a try and you will agree!

Your Mandarin Dress and His Tie

Your Mandarin Dress & His Tie

Remember the way your prom date color-coordinated his bow tie with your dress? Color coordination between a couple actually can go way beyond the prom night.

Grey Coat with Grey Tie

In America, there are two couples known for wearing matching outfits almost every day for more than 35 years. They are Mel and Joey Schwanke in Nebraska, and Donald and Nancy Featherstone in Massachusetts. You may not want to go this far, but it definitely feels sweet to color-coordinate your cocktail dress with your boyfriend’s or husband’s tie for social events you are both attending. In the meantime, you can choose a Mandarin dress to be your cocktail dress, following the example of Peng Liyuan, China’s first day.

Green Qipao Dress and Green Tie

Look at the first couple of China getting off the airplane arm in arm, with a lime green silk tie on him and a lime green glittery silk Mandarin dress on her. The exact match of color makes both of their outfits more eye-catching and even more elegant.

If you like lime green, here is a lovely lime green Mandarin dress with white polka dots:

Green Polka Dot Qipao Dress by ELEGENTE

In the next photo, Ms. Peng (please note that the Chinese name order puts the family name first and Chinese women keep their maiden names) is wearing a modernized Mandarin dress, which doesn’t come with a Mandarin collar but with distinctly Oriental embroidery.

Silver Qipao with Silver Grey Tie

This modernized Mandarin dress of Ms. Peng’s comes in silvery gray, whereas her husband’s tie is slate blue, a grayish shade of blue. So, this is not an exact match, but a coordination of similar colors. While it doesn’t impress as strongly as an exact match does, it’s a more subtle way of telling the world that the two are a couple. Some people prefer making implicit statements. If that describes you, simply pick a dress in a similar hue to your man’s favorite tie. It’s much easier than finding the exact color.

By the way, if your man has a nice silk tie in slate blue like President Xi’s, here is a Mandarin dress you can wear to subtly match it.

Blue & Silver Brocade Cheongsam by ELEGENTE

The silvery gray print makes the midnight blue background of the silk brocade dress look very close to slate blue.

Speaking of blue and gray, here is another photo in which China’s first couple presents a scheme of these two colors.

Blue Mandarin Dress with Blue Gray Tie

In this photo, President Xi’s tie is blueish gray, but his wife’s Mandarin dress comes mostly in a very bright shade of sapphire blue. When a couple uses this kind of color scheme, with the brighter color on the lady, it puts the spotlight on her.

If this glorious Mandarin dress appeals to you, here is one looking strikingly similar.

Blue Qipao with Pipa Placket

This Mandarin dress is in exactly the same shade of sapphire blue. It also comes with fancy embroidered flowers in the same position as those on Ms. Peng’s dress. But in a sleeveless design with a cute keyhole, it looks more youthful.

If you like working with blue to create a couple’s color scheme, here is one more example: Ms. Peng is wearing a purplish blue Mandarin blouse to go with her husband’s blueish purple tie.

Mandarin Cheongsam Top

It doesn’t matter that his tie is more purple and her dress is more blue. They look harmonious together, just like a couple being very close but keeping some individuality. This kind of color coordination really can symbolize a perfect modern relationship!

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Aesthetic Qipao Photography: at the youthful age

Aesthetic Qipao Photography: at the youthful age

blue-and-white Qipao in the old alley

Blue-and-white Qipao in The Old Alley

blue-and-white Qipao in the old alley

Calico velvet Qipao 6

Calico velvet Qipao makes Mori-girl style

Calico velvet Qipao makes Mori-girl style

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Perform a Scene of Prosperous and Ordinary Years

perform a scene of prosperous and ordinary years

an elegant Chinese-style Qipao shot on Lantern Festival 4

Regina in an elegant Chinese-style Qipao shot on Chinese Lantern Festival

Recently, the prominent Chinese actress Regina released a  brand-new album. On Lantern Festival, a day for family reunion, Regina was elegant in a classic Qipao.


Aesthetic poetic Qipao shot

Aesthetic poetic Qipao shot in the southern Yangtze River

Aesthetic poetic Qipao album shot in the southern Yangtze River : beautiful elegant lady burning incense

Early Spring Retro Warm-toned Qipao with Big Wild Printings

It’s still not very hot, but the warm sunshine these days has already brought the warmth of spring. If you want to wear a retro Qipao in the early spring, then the Qipao with warm colour and big wild printings is a good option~


Qipao album: the prosperity of Southern Pavilion

Qipao album: the prosperity of Southern Pavilion

Qipao album: the prosperity of Southern Pavilion