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In the film, Cheongsam is most suitable for conveying the feminine culture in the 1930s and 1940s. She is said to be a female born for Cheongsam with her long neck, graceful back and slender waist. The foremost films which endowed Cheongsam with a soul are In the Mood for Love starring Maggie Cheung, Lust Caution starring Tang Wei and The Flowers Of War starring Ni Ni, all showing Cheongsam’s image full of traditional femininity.
 
Cheongsam is an important icon of Chinese costume. It is in the 1930s and 1940s that Cheongsam prevailed. Eileen Chang whose novels invariably involve Cheongsam, is worthy of being called Cheongsam socialite. In the film, Cheongsam is most suitable for conveying the feminine culture in the 1930s and 1940s. She is said to be a female born for Cheongsam with her long neck, graceful back and slender waist. The foremost films which endowed Cheongsam with a soul are In the Mood for Love starring Maggie Cheung,Lust Caution starring Tang Wei and The Flowers Of War starring Ni Ni,all showing Cheongsam’s image full of traditional femininity.
 
The striped Cheongsam worn by Maggie Cheung in the film In the Mood for Love, provides some unique charm. Without gorgeous floral prints, it looks a bit more elegant. Plain stripe looks simple and understated, but is most capable of highlighting the elegance.
 
The most beautiful part of this lake blue etched-out velvet Cheongsam worn by Tang Wei in the film Lust Caution lies in the indistinct sexuality. The blue outwardly giving us a sense of calmness and reservedness, faintly reveals the color of skin, arousing endless fantasy. The so-called sexuality is not bareness but the beauty of the state between concealment and bareness.
 
Gong Li This Cheongsam is also designed with see-through bosom and shoulder, faintly revealing some sort of sexuality. A few diamonds embellished make the lifeless black veil animate. The arc in front of bosom makes Gong Li more amazing.
 
Betty Sun’s disposition matches best with this simple and elegant Cheongsam. The classic match of white and black and irregular stripes make the whole Cheongsam a bit more modern. The printed corsage of similar color makes Cheongsam more animate and attractive.
 
In the film The Message, Zhou Xun appeared in a watered gauze Cheongsam. With elegant disposition and delicate makeup, she didn’t look old at all.
 
This Cheongsam with vertically arranged flowers, worn by Ni Ni in the film The Flowers Of War, is very suitable for the status of the character, making her pretty , coquettish and sexy.

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  • Posted On January 01, 2015 by Stephanie Brancaleoni

    What about Nancy Kwan in “The World of Suzie Wong?” I loved her high-neck collars in the movie.

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