Many of the first time Hanfu wearers may be confused about the layers of Hanfu wear, because we usually focus more on the outermost layer of clothing, so how do you choose the inside of the Hanfu skirt?
Is it a Zhongku (中裤)? In this article, Han Time will introduce several styles that are suitable for matching inside Hanfu skirts to dispel your worries.
Chen Qun (衬裙)
The Chen Qun can be understood as the bottom version of the hanfu skirt, and the shape is the same as the outer skirt, but it can also be inconsistent. The Chen Qun that we see nowadays are mainly Ma Mian Qun style, pleated skirt style, and Po Qun style (破裙款). Chen Qun is worn for three purposes.
The first role: is to increase the skirt’s sense of fluff, play the role of skirt support.
Another role: can be used as decoration, generally, now the Hanfu Chen Qun also has a decorative lace edge pattern, can reveal some of the lightness of the skirt under the outer skirt.
The last role: the most important avoid being seen inside your skirt, in general, light-colored thinner fabric if there is no lining (i.e., single layer) to match the Chen Qun, if the color is darker or has been matched with a lining (that is, adding a lining), then without the Chen Qun can also be.
1. Generally speaking, fashion light-colored long skirts can take on this task, not need to buy Chen Qun specifically.
2. Summer white Hanfu skirts can also be used as Chen Qun.
Chen Ku (衬裤)
Maybe you are relatively strange to the Hanfu pants, which are mainly divided into “Jing Yi (胫衣)“, “Kun (裈)“, and “Ku (袴)“, and also to a certain extent assume the role for matching inside Hanfu skirts.
Jing Yi can be understood as two pant legs, connected by the waist.
Kun was a popular style for commoners in ancient times, and appeared during the Eastern Zhou period, but they were not very popular at first, as we can see from extant paintings, carvings, and other ancient sources, and were basically limited to the lower classes until the Sui and Tang dynasties, when they were really worn.
Ku was also worn in the Qin and Han dynasties. Unlike the Kun, the crotch of the Ku was separate. Some of the formal dresses were cumbersome to put on and take off, and also made toileting inconvenient, which led to the popularity of these split-crotch pants. Those who wore “Ku” were mostly people of status, which is where the idiom “Wan Ku Zi Di (纨绔子弟, the Chinese idiom, pinyin is wán kù zǐ dì, used to refer to the children of rich and powerful families such as bureaucrats and landlords who spent their days eating, drinking and playing, and did not engage in proper work.)” comes from.
Most of what we see now (including in the text) are modified Chen Ku, which are also very convenient for everyday wear.
- Wide leg pants and lantern pants like fashion can also be used.
- When the weather is too hot, general fashion bottoming shorts can also be applied.
When wearing Hanfu skirts, you also need to pay attention to the following points.
- tidy your skirt first before sitting down. If sit down directly, your thighs may be exposed. It is also etiquette.
- when taking pictures, do not turn in circles too fast, can try to turn a little slower, but also better capture.
- skirt too long will be easy to step on, so it is recommended to buy a shorter skirt (-10cm), but also more suitable for daily wear!
Just remember to choose Chen Qun/ Chen Ku in conjunction with your actual situation to add an extra touch of excitement to your Hanfu.
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