Category: mens hanfu

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!

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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Collaborative hanfu by宴山亭传统服饰定制_初六  with mobile game Ink, Mountains and Mystery 妙笔千山

dressesofchina: Collaborative hanfu by宴山亭传统服饰定…

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Collaborative hanfu by宴山亭传统服饰定制_初六  with mobile game Ink, Mountains and Mystery 妙笔千山

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Recreation of authentic Chinese hanfu by 装束与乐舞

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Traditional Chinese Hanfu.

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Traditional Chinese Hanfu.