Have a cheongsam fitted specifically for the wearer. No two women are built the same and since the cheongsam is meant to be form fitting, it is important that the dress be cut to fit and flatter the individual woman's frame. Dresses can be made long or short, with high necks or low, with long sleeves or none, depending on the particular shape and appearance of the body.
Place the dress over the shoulders, as though putting on a jacket. Begin with placing the right arm through the right sleeve. Remember to keep the open side facing outward.
Bring the dress around from behind and place the left arm through the left sleeve.
Fasten the button or the tie at the neck. Once this is in place, position the rest of the dress so that it is in line.
Tie or button the bottom of the dress, typically at the hip or waist. Adjust the dress as needed.
Secure the rest of the buttons or ribbons along the right side. With the top and bottom fastened, you can bring the rest of the dress together. Turn and maneuver the dress so that it is snug to the body.