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Pageant-Appropriate Mandarin Dresses

If you think you are too old for a beauty pageant because you are no longer 21, think again. The contestants of the 2014 Mrs. Global Chinese Pageant are all over 25, and the oldest one is 63!

Group photo of contestants of the 2014 Mrs. Global Chinese Pageant in Mandarin dress
Group photo of contestants of the 2014 Mrs. Global Chinese Pageant in Mandarin dress

The Vancouver-based pageant, scheduled to take place on Nov 10, is a fund-raising event for a children’s hospital. Given “Mrs.” in the title of the pageant, all the contestants are married women.
At a pre-event press conference, the 12 finalists all came out in ankle-length Mandarin dresses to pose for photo shoots.

Among the finalists, the youngest and the oldest were both wearing red, but different shades of red.

Bright Red to Match the Youthful Skin

The scarlet Mandarin dress on the 25-year-old contestant makes her young face look more radiant. Since bright red is eye-catching, it will bring a lot of attention to your face. That’s why your skin must be very smooth to pull off this color.

If you are in your 20s or early 30s, here are some ankle-length Mandarin dresses in bright red, which you may consider for your Chinese-style wedding banquet, or the 2015 Mrs. Global Chinese Pageant.

Painted Peony Qipao Gown Mandarin Dress in Red
Painted Peony Qipao Gown Mandarin Dress in Red
Magnolia Embroidered Long Qipao Gown Mandarin Dress In Red
Magnolia Embroidered Long Qipao Gown Mandarin Dress In Red
Red Chinese Gown Mandarin Dress With Green Trims & Removable Peony Emboidery
Red Chinese Gown Mandarin Dress With Green Trims & Removable Peony Emboidery
Peony Embroidered Red Cheongsam For Wedding
Peony Embroidered Red Cheongsam For Wedding
Graceful Wedding Cheongsam Fishtail Long Dress Brocade
Graceful Wedding Cheongsam Fishtail Long Dress Brocade

Graceful Burgundy for Mature Ladies

For those who have aged out on bright red, burgundy is a nice alternative. It has the same warm tone that can bring out a little blush on your cheeks to make you look more energetic, but it won’t draw attention to the imperfections on your skin, if any.

In case you are in your 50s or 60s, here are some burgundy Mandarin dresses you can wear for your child’s wedding or the 2015 Mrs. Global Chinese Pageant.

Wine Red Cheongsam Dress Silk W/ White Magnolia Print
Wine Red Cheongsam Dress Silk W/ White Magnolia Print
Wine Red Mandarin Dress With White Floral Print
Wine Red Mandarin Dress With White Floral Print
Vintage Floral Watered Gauze Mandarin Dress
Vintage Floral Watered Gauze Mandarin Dress
Trumpet-Sleeve Brocade Mandarin Dress
Trumpet-Sleeve Brocade Mandarin Dress
New Classic Silk Qipao In Tea Length - Ode Of Chang'an
New Classic Silk Qipao In Tea Length – Ode Of Chang’an

Brilliant Sapphire Blue or Glorious Golden Yellow for those from Mid 30s to Early 40s

Although burgundy is a very flattering color, most women under 45 tend to stay away from it because it seems like older ladies’ favorite color. If you feel you are too young for burgundy but not young enough for bright red, go for sapphire blue or golden yellow. These two colors look elegant, so they actually work better with a little age than inexperienced youth, but they are vibrant in the meantime and therefore won’t make you look older.

Embroidery Lotus Cusoms Silk Qipao Gown Sapphire Blue
Embroidery Lotus Cusoms Silk Qipao Gown Sapphire Blue
Embroidery Lotus Cusoms Silk Qipao Gown Sapphire Blue
Embroidery Lotus Cusoms Silk Qipao Gown Sapphire Blue
Embroidered Dragon & Phoenix Pattern Fishtail Chinese Wedding Gown In Royal Blue
Embroidered Dragon & Phoenix Pattern Fishtail Chinese Wedding Gown In Royal Blue
Embroidered Dragon & Phoenix Pattern Fishtail Chinese Wedding Gown In Royal Blue
Embroidered Dragon & Phoenix Pattern Fishtail Chinese Wedding Gown In Royal Blue
Peony Print Cheongsam Dress -
Peony Print Cheongsam Dress – “A Spell Of Fragrance”
Peony Print Cheongsam Dress -
Peony Print Cheongsam Dress – “A Spell Of Fragrance”

Slimming Patterns for those from Mid to Late 40s

Women tend to gain excessive weight in their 40s. So, if you are in your mid to late 40s, you may want the slimming effect of black. However, all black may look dull on a middle-aged woman — all black works best with smooth fair skin for a nice contrast of color, but that’s usually not the case with middle-aged women.

Actually, for any age, it’s better to have some print or beading on black to make it look more lively. In addition, the print or beading can be arranged to create inward curves along the waistline, subsequently generating a slenderizing effect. Here are some black Mandarin dresses with really pretty and slimming print or beading.

Black & Gold Qipao Dress w/ Tapered Hem
Black & Gold Qipao Dress w/ Tapered Hem
Red-Trimmed Black Mandarin Dress With Floral Print
Red-Trimmed Black Mandarin Dress With Floral Print
Black Floral Long Mandarin Dress
Black Floral Long Mandarin Dress
Oil Painting Flowers On Classic Silk Cheongsam -
Oil Painting Flowers On Classic Silk Cheongsam – “The Song Of Nostalgia”
Fishtail Luxury Evening Gowns Black Long
Fishtail Luxury Evening Gowns Black Long

All the Mandarin dresses shown above are meant for formal occasions. You can definitely pick one for your next black-tie event. Or use it for the 2015 Mrs. Global Chinese Pageant!

Jocelyn, Cheongsam and Jade jewelry

Chinese costumes and Jade jewelry

Chinese style fashion is spreading through the vogue, many designs of fashion clothing are mix up with Chinese elements.  Jocelyn are one of Chinese cultural lovers, she was learning Chinese recently and wanted to know more Chinese history. the traditional Chinese style jade jewelries with cheongsam highlighted her oriental elegance and also western fashion.

the price of Jade is increasing largely recent years, many famous designers from Luxury brands are applying Chinese jade elements into their designs in order that they can attract more Chinese high-end clients.

Jocelyn was speaking for a famous luxury jewelry brand by dressing traditional Chinese costumes. She said:” I feel unique feeling when i am dressing these unique jewelry”. the set of Jade jewelries was matching with traditional Chinese costumes, which brought Jocelyn not only classy but also fabulous.

these jade jewelries was priced millions of dollars. Only royal people can enjoy it.

Rose qipao and jade jewelry red cheongsam and jade jewelryJocelyn and Chinese sexy dress

Chinese syle fashion clothing

Chinese couture and Jade set

Jocelyn and Chinese clothingChinese jade jewelry setChinese luxury jewelryGuanying jade jewelryJade diamond jewelryJade jewelries setJade luxury jewelry

A poem for Qipao

A poem for Qipao is a poem to describe a women love qipao but missed herself in the love.

In the Name of Qipao, to forgetten time.

No one like us,
Wander in the street lonely.
Lost in the sleep,
Hesitating between Red and White rose.

 A man and a life,

Can I frozen my memory in dark.
Whatever wrap facilely,
Not talk, not remind,

I laugh for my sad and dreary.

If then,
The lines from my mouth,
What are you?
Who am I?

Look the light in the street turned on and off.
Wander in the street lonely,
Say goodbye to the time.

The First Silk Shop – Since 1862


RuiFuXiang Silk shop was founded at Famous Peking street “Da Shan Lan” by Meng Luochuan in 1893

The Name of “Rui Fú Xiang” was sourcing from Old Chinese story (Qīng fú hái qián) – Green beetle repay. “Rui” is Chinese lucky, “Fú” is Green beetle. The meaning of Ruifuxiang is “Lucky” and “Fortune”.

The dying skills from Ruifuxiang is traditional and unique, we called “Ferment cloth”; Fermenting is a dying skill to make pure cloth into dying room for 1 year before dying, so that the color can be permeating into all dimensions of cloth. It’s the same as wine ferment. The ferment silk is with smooth face and low Shrinkage.

The silk from Ruifuxiang was very popular in the imperial family at that time, not just because of its quality, but also it’s honored and lucky meaning. Ruifuxiang was named China time-honored brand in 1992. As one of most famous China time-honored brand, Ruifuxiang also spread into the world, First lady of America, Iresh and Finland are the fans of Ruifuxiang Silk and Cheongsam.

“The best silk in the World is from China, The best silk in China is from Ruifuxiang.”

 

Cheongsam and Love affair

Cheongsam, as non-exposed body art of women, is not only shown the perfect body of women, but also exposing your feelings.

Women in Cheongsam just like beathing beauties, transcendental and free from vulgarity. A women in Qipao can be elegant, classic, sexy and modern; Not matter what kinds of style you wanted to be shown, Qipao always can satisfy your requirement – Elegant dress with proper hairstyle and make-up, you are elegant beauty; Sexy dress with sexy body, you are sex goddness now…

A qipao for a man is meaningful; Imagine that a girl standing in front of a man with a sexy qipao dress, what’s the feeling can describle the feeling brought to him? I belive it couldn’t just shocking, it might be a beginning of love affair.

As a wife you must catch your husband’s eyes, Qipao also should be affair-killer.

In the mood of love, is a movie about love affair; Here we don’t want to describle the deaits of In the Mood of Love, we just discuss about how love affair happened?

“Love will come in time”, – it’s a humanity, No one can stop this kind of emotion.

When Chow Mo-wan (Tony Leung) met Su Li-zhen (Maggie Cheung) everyday in the corrdior as they all both had a good impression; The Wife of Chow and The husband of Su met same situation in the corrdior.

The Wife of Chow and The husband of Su had an affair then When Chow and Su still was keeping the fair of love.

Humanity in terms of affair,  The wife of Chow allure Su’s husband, and Su allure Chow in deeply too with 26 pcs qipao dresses. Although they wasn’t Perceived.

Deeply, Everyone enjoy the love affair, Fuzzy feeling make us excited. – That why Love affair always happened around us. Some withstand the temptation, some not.

But, all can’t  be wrong. – It’s the humanity deepen in your mind.

Here, take a look how Su Li-zhen (Maggie Cheung) was allure Chow (Tony Leung) with 26pcs of perfect-fitted Cheongsam dresses?

Big Qipao lover: Robes Rouge

My name is Robes Rouge, Chinese girl, and Big Qipao lover, now as a model for Qipao online Shop – Elegente.com.

I think, “A women should be two things, Fabulous and Classy.

Qipao brought me too much, not only special looking, elegant behavior, perfect body and also beautiful love.

We met each other from a important party, and dressing blue qipao gown, We fell in love with each other at the first glance. Before we marry, I asked him why you love me at first time we met, He said, all because of you and Qipao perfect matching, you are so elegant and sexy at that day.

From then on, I didn’t alive without qipao. I personally have 23 pcs of Qipao dress; I am also model for Qipao shop, so that I can dress many more qipao gowns without spend too much money.

I married, and with Red qipao gown. That day, I am the happiest girl in the world.

Mix and Match: Retro trends of Cheongsam dress

Cheongsam, as one of Traditional Chinese Clothing, is hard to match and mix well from New fashion accessories; A bag, a hat or a pair of shoe seems Incompatible with your Qipao elements. Although improved cheognsam was applied more fashion elements, retro style was still kept.

Here are some mix tips for your consideration:

Part 1: Vintage and Gorgeous Cheongsam

Box-shaped short fur + High-neck Cheongsam

Fur element, as very popular trim decoration in Winter, are very luxury and elegant.
MATCH TIPS: Choose High-neck or Napel collar Cheongsam dress with shining silk or retro flower patterm, Choose dark shiining Cheongsam to match Gray fur jacket; Choose Fur element accessories to highlight Cheongsam rather than just Fur;

Shawl + Qipao

Shawl and Qipao are great patner; A shawl not only keep you warmth from thin silk Qipao dress, bu aslo decorate Qipao more graceful, decorou and classic.
MATCH TIPS:Choose Fur or Cashmere Shawl fo Luxury Material Cheongsam; Choose shining and amlight Shawl for Solid color Cheongsam dress;

Part 2: Ethnic Style Qipao

Qipao tops + Harem pants

Mix and Match are trending, So the match of Cheongsam is full of Challenge; Matching Qipao tops with Harem pants, That may be the best and unique show of Qipao

MATCH TIPS: Matching with colorful stockings and ankle boots, or just backless qipao dress, or qiao with lowcut, This kinds of Match and Mix are so amazing and sexy.

Qipao style coats + expansion skirt

Qipao coats improved from Qipao dress, thicker and length above knee;

MATCH TIPS: Short Qipao coats match Expansion skirt, Lengths of them are key points of this match, Qipao solid color or dark floral is better.

Sourcing: China Handicraft

Qipao still in Vouge – An Everlasting Elegance

Maggie Cheung hit the big screens, who prensented 21pcs of Qipao in the Mood of Love; Although in 2000, but Her Qipao roles are still in the eyes of women who sought for elegant and graceful lifestyle.

That’s see trends of Fashion, Qipao elements are applying to its fashion works again and again, Qipao style collar, Qipao style knotted buttons, and even high-split design are becoming designers’ favorite elements.

China Qipao elements offen appear at Recent famous Movie. Binbin Lee actress dressed Qipao in BIOHAZARD 5/RESIDENT EVIL 5.

Qipao as the first one of few luxury stuffs be exported to the world, others as Chinese Tea, Silk, Kungfu and Porcelain.

Ruifuxiang as one of most famouse China time-honored brands, are still busy on offering tailor Qipao service for onsumers over a century.

A tailored made qipao normally take two weeks, and a month if embroider a qipao. From measure the body to finished a dress, it take at least 10 processes, That’s why a tailored made qipao so luxury and expensive.

Zou Qiuming, as a tailor master in Ruifuxiang for over 30 years, is happy to see that more and more women, especially young girls, are coming to Ruifuxiang looking for outfits.

The design of Qipao are updating quickly, which combined traditional qipao culture with New fashion. We believe “Qipao” will be Luxury lable in the World fashion.

How to Choose a Suitable Cheongsam Dress

Cheongsam is a classical national costume, known as the symbol of Chinese clothing, which demonstrates female’s elegant, gentle temperament.

When select a Chinese qipao, you had better pay attention to the pattern and materials.

In terms of pattern, you had better choose the round plackets, stand-up collar and cloth-fitting pattern. And qipao dress with mid-thigh length and 3/4 sleeve is a better choice.

As for materials, you should consider soft materials with beautiful color. You can choose it according to your own dress style, figure and occupation.

Dark green, purple or red flowers velvet cheongsam make you solemn and gorgeous.

Knitted polyester sewing cheongsam has a sense of elegance, more importantly, this kind of qipao dress in a reasonable price.

Cheongsam made of brocade or ancient satin fabrics, full of national culture, are suitable for the middle-aged women.

Chinese cheongsam made of silk or soft yarn fabrics, is a comfortable wear dress, which makes you charming and pretty.

Other tips

I, Regardless of your height, knee-length cheongsam is much convenience than long length qipao dress.

II, You should pay attention to the materials. Try to choose better materials, such as silk, brocade.

III, cheongsam, do not think only with disk into a bun hairstyle, although safe, but somewhat conservative and outdated. Capable short hair women can do to try high-necked dress, modern mix of aesthetic emphasis is a little deliberate discord.

VI,Pearlnecklace, bracelet is the traditional accessories of Chinese cheongsam. But the latest accessories are bright watches, which fit well the nostalgic cheongsam dress.