Is the Daxiushan restricted to royal ladies only?
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Historically, the Daxiushan/大袖衫 (large-sleeve robe) was most popular among royalty during the Tang dynasty. Because the Daxiushan often only covers half of the chest, it was restricted to women of a certain status, such as princesses and court ladies. However, it was not completely restricted to royal ladies, since Geji/歌姬 (female entertainers/courtesans) were also allowed to wear it. Furthermore, it was mainly worn for special ceremonial occasions. (Source)
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