Velvet Qipao Dress
Velvet Qipao Dress
Velvet Qipao Dress
Velvet Qipao Dress

Velvet Qipao Dress

$298.00
No. 6773
Color: Multi Red Black

Velvet Qipao Dress

$298.00
Details

To Revolution.

Inspiration so often follows radical change.

Consider Shanghai in the 1920s. There’s been a shift toward egalitarianism following the Xinhai Revolution in 1911. Gender equality is gaining traction.

Eventually, fashion distills these changes into wearable art and the qipao becomes a staple of everyday wear. The original fit is looser than what you see here, but by the ‘30s and ‘40s, a new shape emerges.

More form-flattering. The side slits, more daring.

Women add piping, collars, and fasteners to lushly-detailed fabrics.

Beautiful things (new ways of thinking, the most flattering dresses) have a way of holding up, even 100 years on...

Velvet Qipao Dress (No. 6773). Traditional Chinese qipao in an elegant burnout velveteen. Layered multi-floral print. Short sleeve. Less fitted than the classic; fits more like a shift dress. Below-the-knee length. Sheer burnout velvet with opaque stretch lining. Forgiving, flattering. Center back vent. Mandarin collar with fold over left shoulder. Invisible zipper. Imported.

*Will ship the week of 11/23/20.

Women Size Chart

SIZE BUST WAIST HIPS
XXS 0 33 26 36
XS 2 34 27 37
4 35 28 38
SML 6 36 29 39
8 37 30 40
MED 10 38 31 41
12 39 1/2 32 1/2 42 1/2
LG 14 41 34 44
16 42 1/2 35 1/2 45 1/2
XL 18 44 1/2 37 1/2 47 1/2
20 46 1/2 39 1/2 49 1/2
XXL 22 48 1/2 41 1/2 51 1/2