Quju (曲裾) is a kind of Shenyi (深衣).
Shenyi, that is, the top and the dress are connected together, use different colors of fabric as the edge. It is characterized by the deep hidden body, it looks graceful and elegant. Shenyi can specifically be subdivided into “Straight Ju Dress” and “Wavy Ju Dress”.
This article introduces the way of wearing Quju.
Step1: Get ready for Quyi. Put on the right sleeve first. Turn the inside of Quyi around behind you.
Step2: And tie the laces behind you and under your right axilla.
Step3: Put on the left sleeve.
Step4: Tidy collar.
Step5: Wrap Quju backward.
Step6: Turn the sharp corners of the outer skirt behind you.
Step7: Fix the end of the apex at the left hip.
Step8: Fold the collar part of the outer jacket neatly.
Step9: Belt tie.
Step10: Find the midpoint of the belt, tie the belt in some places below the waist, the midpoint of the belt is aligned with the middle of the waist.
Step11: Wrap the belt around your back and overlap the ends of the belt.
Step12: Tie a bow in the middle of the waist.
Step13: Tidy up the overlap of the collar.
Step14: Tuck the collar folding part into the belt and fix it.
For a more detailed description of the Quju Shenyi and how to wear Hanfu, please click here.
This is such a cool style and I love the thick white collar, it’s so underrated!
For what was simple form, this was a complex dress to wear. Hanfu is a world wonder. Not just in fashion industry, but history as well. I am glad that the revival of Hanfu makes great education.