Category: hanfu

Hi I'm just popping in to say I love your…

Hi I'm just popping in to say I love your blog! It's beautiful and I've learned a lot 😀

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Ahh thank you for the encouragement! That’s exactly what I hope for my blog! ^^ (Image via)

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Traditional Chinese hanfu by 华姿仪赏

Huh, if I might… I have seen in many images …

Huh, if I might… I have seen in many images women having a marking/tattoo-like on their foreheads? Does it mean something or…?

Hi! The markings on the forehead are beauty ornaments called Huadian/花钿. They’re purely ornamental accessories that became fashionable among women during the Tang dynasty. I wrote about Huadian in my posts here, herehere, and here. Also fyi, I have a masterpost that compiles all my previous replies, so please check it out if you haven’t already ^^ (Image via)

hanfugallery: Traditional Chinese hanfu by 烟雨江…

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Traditional Chinese hanfu by 烟雨江南

Chinese diaspora asking here: I saw the questi…

Chinese diaspora asking here: I saw the questions about making hanfu. Would it be weird for a girl to wear men’s hanfu? I kind of want to own either a zhiju(?) or yuanlingpao since seeing the drawings of female characters wearing yuanlingpao.

Hi, thanks for the question!

It’s definitely not weird for a girl to wear men’s Hanfu! Plus, as I mentioned in my post on unisex Hanfu, both Zhiju and Yuanlingpao are considered unisex garments, as they’ve historically been worn by both men and women. Some examples: 

Zhiju from 挽纱坊:

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Yuanlingpao from 重回汉唐:

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Especially in this day and age, you should feel free to wear whatever kind of Hanfu you like ^^ Hope this helps!

Are there any styles of hanfu that are unisex?

Are there any styles of hanfu that are unisex?

Hi, thanks for the question! I think the more pertinent question is, which styles of Hanfu aren’t unisex? One of the great things about Hanfu is that many of its styles are not limited to a specific gender, to the point that couples can go out wearing exactly identical clothes if they wish. Examples below – 1) Ruqun/Yishang, 2) Zhiju:

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Common Hanfu styles considered to be unisex include the following (note: see posts here and here for Hanfu definitions): Ruqun (known as Yishang for men), Beizi, Banbi, Bijia, Pifeng, Zhiju, Quju, Yuanlingpao (technically men’s Hanfu, but became popular with women during the Tang dynasty), Shuhe, and Doupeng. These are just some of the most basic styles; there are many more. Examples below – 1) Banbi, 2) Beizi, 3) Yuanlingpao, 4) Shuhe:

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Meanwhile, Hanfu styles considered exclusive to women include: Chest-high Ruqun, Daxiushan, Aoqun, Chang Ao, and U-Collar; while styles considered exclusive to men include: Dachang, Daopao, Zhiduo, Lanshan, Tieli, and Yisan/Yesa (again, these lists are by no means exhaustive).

Nowadays, of course, people are free to wear any style of Hanfu they want, regardless of its assigned gender code. As in Western fashion, women are freer to experiment with men’s Hanfu than the other way around. Example below – Couple wearing Song dynasty-style Lanshan, which is a formal style of Hanfu worn by male scholars and students since the Tang dynasty:

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Hope this helps!

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Chinese hanfu, yuan-ling-pao and yi-san

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Traditional Chinese Hanfu – Type: Zhiju/直裾 (straight-hem robe).

Chinese hanfu by 清霄浮烟汉服

Chinese hanfu by 清霄浮烟汉服

Is 璎珞 always worn on Ming dynasty Hanfu?

Is 璎珞 always worn on Ming dynasty Hanfu?

Hi! No, Yingluo/璎珞 is worn with many other Hanfu styles besides that of the Ming dynasty. As I mentioned in my previous post, Yingluo became fashionable during the Sui and Tang dynasties, and has been a popular ornament since then. So it can be worn with many different styles of Hanfu, including Tang, Song, Ming, etc. 

Some examples of Yingluo worn with non-Ming dynasty Hanfu styles via Niki-镜子:

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Hope this helps!