The hot summer season does not only represent dullness and bondage, but also softness, ease, breathability and silhouette opening.
Besides the hanfu style, there is still a wide range of fabrics to choose from.
Han Time‘s essential guide will start with fabrics and bring you hanfu style suitable for summer wear.
Ramie | Ancient Cloth for Summer Hanfu
The ramie is harvested three times a year, and at the time of the Grain in Ear (芒种), the farmers peel off the ramie skin from the pole, which is so coarse that it will break the hands if not careful.
But it and Ge Man are the oldest fibers used as the raw material for making clothes.
In Chinese, there is a character “Ji (绩)“, which refers to the action of spinning hemp fibers into threads, and the process of making hemp threads is called “Ji Sha (绩纱)“, which is mostly done by women and elderly people, and then sold to weaving workshops to be made into cloth before it is ready for clothing.
Because ramie has a good gap, it has excellent breathability, and the solid color fabric reflects simplicity.
If added with the printed and dyed flower color, it looks elegant, but wearing the original non-flashy, is its best personality.
Recommended color: light color, light bottom print; men can also choose denim blue.
Summer wear, in addition to outer Shan (衫) + Moxiong (抹胸), can also be matched with fashion shorts or two pieces of skirt, are a good way to match.
Silk | Light Silk Summer Hanfu
Silk (真丝), which covers Ling, Luo, Chou, Duan, and so on, is vast and profound.
Ling (绫, twill), refers to silk fabric with twill tissue, and the fabric will have a clear twill pattern.
Ling fabric is smooth and soft, and was widely popular in the Tang and Song dynasties.
The origin of Luo (罗, leno weave) can be traced back to the Spring and Autumn and Warring States, and was widely popular in the Tang and Song dynasties, mostly in the upper class.
The surface has a yarn hollow eye, light texture, ventilation and cool, suitable for making summer clothing.
Chou (绸) appeared in the Western Han Dynasty, since the Ming and Qing dynasties has become a general term for silk fabrics, now it is customary to “Chou Duan” together as a general term for silk fabrics.
One of the lighter Chou can do shirts and skirts, the heavier can do jackets or pants.
Duan (缎, satin) appearance shiny and smooth, lighter and thinner can do shirts, skirts, headscarves, heavier can do senior outerwear and other accessories.
Silk fabrics can be matched with bright colors to show the nobility, but also plain and elegant, covering the depth behind it.
But now there are more silk blends, to some extent, also corrected some of the shortcomings of silk easy to wrinkle, but also less comfortable feeling of pure natural fabrics.
Recommended colors: bright blue, tea green, tea red, ginger, light yellow, black and white, etc.
Summer dressing, light color can be used as a universal sunscreen shirt, but also can be used to collide with the color belt to modify the same color plane sleeves + two pieces of skirt.
Well, the above is the recommended material and matching for summer hanfu, but the specific dressing should be combined with your actual situation.
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