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Page from Modern Sketch, a 1930s Shanghai magazine. Found on MIT Visualizing Cultures site.

Page from Modern Sketch, a Shanghai magazine. Found on MIT Visualizing Cultures site.

Artwork from Modern Sketch a 1930s Shanghai magazine, found on MIT's Visualizing Cultures site

Artwork from Modern Sketch a Shanghai magazine, found on MIT's Visualizing Cultures site

"In the 1930s, the fashionable women of Shanghai always wore a qipao of long and slender cut with a pair of high heels. This foto shows the Shanghai film celeb, Chen Yanyan, around 1935."

circa Fashionable Shanghai film star Chen Yanyan in a full length, fitted and slender cut Qipao.

vintage 1930s shanghai long cheongsam dress by honeycombvintage

vintage shanghai long cheongsam dress by honeycombvintage

Short Modern Qipao / Cheongsam Prom Dress in Forest Print

Short Modern Qipao / Cheongsam Prom Dress in Forest Print

Interesting illustration of the changing shape of the Qipao between 1925~30...but length would likely be longer in the 1930s....

Interesting illustration of the changing shape of the Qipao between length would likely be longer in the

История китайского костюма насчитывает не одну тысячу лет. Костюм потрясает своей изысканностью, красотой формы, богатством цвета и сочетанием рисунков. Но не будем пытаться объять необъятное. Сейчас если вы скажете 'Китай', то, скорее, представите не многослойные кимоно с юбками-передниками, не хитроумные платья-халаты Ханьфу, а подумаете о строгом платье-футляре с воротником стойкой и косым разрезом-застежкой.

China, Embroidered Silk Cheongsam, Sapphire blue silk faille w/ white butterfly…

民国海派旗袍赏:旗袍女郎_cniff

The in the [Walking in May] - love the floor (rather than ankle) length

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