Category: hanfu

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Chinese hanfu by 燕语花事

Hi! I enjoy your blog because it offers much i…

Hi! I enjoy your blog because it offers much information and is aesthetically pleasing! I was wondering if you could talk about the shoes? What did people wear back in the days? And what are proper and fitting to wear today if you are wearing hanfu? Thank you.

Hi, I’m glad you enjoy my blog! ^^

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There are several posts about historical Chinese shoes on my blog – please check them out!:  

Traditional Chinese Upturned-Toe Shoes

– Ancient Chinese Shoe Tip Styles

Han Dynasty Shoes

Today, when wearing Hanfu, most people wear traditional Chinese cloth shoes that are decorated with embroidered designs. The most formal type of shoe is the 翘头履/Qiao Tou , which is a type of shoe with an upturned toe. The upturned toe was historically used to hold the hem of the Hanfu up, so it wouldn’t drag on the ground. Below – examples of modern Qiao Tou Lǚ with different styles of upturned-toe shoe tips:

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More casual and commonly worn is the 弓鞋/Gong Xie, which has a less exaggerated upturned toe:

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As you can see, nowadays it’s quite trendy for such shoes to have lace-up ribbons and embellishments such as pearls.

Another type of shoe that’s commonly worn with modern Hanfu is the traditional Chinese boot called 靴/Xue. This type of shoe is often worn by men:    

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Bonus – you can wear the shoes with traditional Chinese socks called 袜/Wa:

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For more references, please see my Shoes tag. Hope this helps!

Sources/images: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hi! I enjoy your blog because it offers much i…

Hi! I enjoy your blog because it offers much information and is aesthetically pleasing! I was wondering if you could talk about the shoes? What did people wear back in the days? And what are proper and fitting to wear today if you are wearing hanfu? Thank you.

Hi, I’m glad you enjoy my blog! ^^

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There are several posts about historical Chinese shoes on my blog – please check them out!:  

Traditional Chinese Upturned-Toe Shoes

– Ancient Chinese Shoe Tip Styles

Han Dynasty Shoes

Today, when wearing Hanfu, most people wear traditional Chinese cloth shoes that are decorated with embroidered designs. The most formal type of shoe is the 翘头履/Qiao Tou , which is a type of shoe with an upturned toe. The upturned toe was historically used to hold the hem of the Hanfu up, so it wouldn’t drag on the ground. Below – examples of modern Qiao Tou Lǚ with different styles of upturned-toe shoe tips:

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More casual and commonly worn is the 弓鞋/Gong Xie, which has a less exaggerated upturned toe:

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As you can see, nowadays it’s quite trendy for such shoes to have lace-up ribbons and embellishments such as pearls.

Another type of shoe that’s commonly worn with modern Hanfu is the traditional Chinese boot called 靴/Xue. This type of shoe is often worn by men:    

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Bonus – you can wear the shoes with traditional Chinese socks called 袜/Wa:

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For more references, please see my Shoes tag. Hope this helps!

Sources/images: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Chinese fashion by 绘心_Aries

Chinese fashion by 绘心_Aries

ziseviolet: yansanniang: 一只鲤鱼精 @ 流云蕊 …

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yansanniang:

一只鲤鱼精

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Traditional Chinese Hanfu.

First off your blog is beautiful and chock ful…

First off your blog is beautiful and chock full of information which I love. A few weeks ago I was complaining to a friend about finding dressy clothes that I could wear (I am disabled with a few disabilities that make most dressy and pretty clothes very uncomfortable) she is from China and recommended a high waisted hanfu. I have been researching and reading so I could wear them and know history and be able to truly appreciate what I am wearing. I wanted to thank you for all this information

Wow, I’m very glad to hear that my blog has been helpful for you! Thank you so much for the kind words and encouragement ^^ (image via)

yansanniang: 一只鲤鱼精 @ 流云蕊 Tradition…

yansanniang:

一只鲤鱼精

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流云蕊

Traditional Chinese Hanfu.

hanfugallery: Chinese hanfu for couples by 流烟昔…

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Chinese hanfu for couples by 流烟昔泠

Chinese hanfu by 燕语花事

Chinese hanfu by 燕语花事

ziseviolet: yansanniang: @摄影师小雅 Traditiona…

ziseviolet:

yansanniang:

@摄影师小雅

Traditional Chinese Hanfu.