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Effortless, elegant, timeless and meticulously crafted, the qipao is an iconic Hong Kong piece. Often called cheongsam, which is a long-length dress style for women and men, the qipao specifically refers to the more figure-hugging version designed just for women. Its signature short sleeves, mandarin collar, side slits, impeccable tailoring and embroidered fabrics are known for enhancing a woman’s curves.
Whether you want to channel Su Li-zhen from In the Mood for Love or the qipao-wearing main characters of Eileen Chang’s books, join us as we visit three different qipao rental shops, reliving the glam and nostalgia of old Hong Kong. Translated by Mabel Lui.
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