A while ago I was asked about the construction of the Vietnamese Ao Dai and Chinese Cheongsam/Qipao. I had a few dresses at my disposal and figured it w. the difference between Ao Dai and Cheongsam/Qipao
Fashion Timeline History of Vietnamese Clothing (and Ao Dai). I love historical clothing and seeing how it evolves. I’ve longed to see the evolution of Vietnamese clothing but always came up empty handed due to lack of.
The traditional áo dài is Vietnam's national, two-piece dress. It is fitted from the waist-up and the rest of the dress is loose. On formal occasions, matching circular headgear, khăn đóng, is also worn.