Chinese-style wedding dresses are committed to inheriting Chinese civilization, seeking a point of convergence between traditional culture and modern clothing, and striving to “integrate the past and the modern, and connect China and the West.” A wedding dress that persistently reproduces these eternal art.
Chinese wedding dresses are not a stacking of elements. The traditional Chinese wedding dresses are designed and created through the understanding and refining of traditional culture, combining modern elements with traditional elements, based on the aesthetic needs of modern people. So that traditional Chinese art can be reflected in today’s society. The design of Chinese wedding dresses inherited the essence of the ideas of the Tang Dynasty, Ming and Qing Dynasties. And the classic elements continued to be refined and enriched , while abandoning the original feudal ideas such as rank, respect and inferiority. They are also a new breath injected into the wedding culture.
Xiuehe Suit is a kind of Chinese wedding dress, which originated from Manchurian costumes. The production method of the Xiuhe suit is quite complicated, among which the Chaoshan handicraft is the most famous nowadays.
Each piece of the Long Feng (dragon and phoenix) gown is sewn by hand, stitch by stitch. It is a very personal traditional craft, and there is no division of labor and cooperation. Although it takes a lot of manpower, it is a rare souvenir. Regardless of years of change, was the star turn shift, it will not lose its unique charm.
In the word gown skirt, “gown” refers to the top which is a Chinese-style unlined garment and “skirt” refers to lower skirt. The popular styles nowadays have undergone many years of evolution and become more fashionable and comfortable.
The pattern of the skirt gown is still dominated by Long Feng (dragons and phoenixes), taking the homophonic meaning of “Cheng xiang” and “Qing chang” . In addition to dragons and phoenixes, five cute little bats are embroidered, meaning “five blessings at the door”.
The embroidery stitches include flat embroidery, forced embroidery and buxin embroidery, and the biggest change in style has evolved from long sleeves and straight cut to the present medium sleeves and slim cut, highlighting the figure and elegance of oriental women.
Cheongsam, as the most influential and most widely spread Chinese traditional clothing in the world, is the representative of Chinese clothing recognized and respected by the world. Besides, it is also one of the representative works of China’s splendid clothing.
In the toasting session of the wedding banquet, more and more couples will choose to improved cheongsam, which shows the beauty and graceful figure of the brides.