This summer is all about Song style Hanfu suits, which is both classic and fresh. But now it has slowly entered the autumn, it is also time to change the Chinese clothes in the wardrobe into more stable and atmospheric Ming Dynasty Hanfu. Ming-style Hanfu suits is a kind of shape for autumn and winter. Wearing it can set off people’s dignity.
For younger girls, you can choose a more playful style of Ming Hanfu, like this pairing of a short Ao (袄) with pipa sleeves and a horse-faced skirt, with a green short Ao embroidered with exquisite osmanthus flowers and jade rabbits. And the lower half, the horse-face skirt is also the same embroidery pattern, the fabric of this horse face skirt is also very light yarn fabric, this kind of fabric is more girly than ordinary fabric.
Since the embroidery theme is a jade rabbit, plus it is a thicker Ming Hanfu, this set is perfect for the Mid-Autumn Festival. Although the style of this set is relatively fresh in Ming Hanfu, the overall look is still much more dignified than the standard Hanfu style.
*What is the Pipa sleeve?
The pipa sleeve is a type of sleeve, a brand new sleeve shape that only started in the Ming Dynasty and is similar in shape to the pipa, hence the name pipa sleeve. This sleeve type, wide in the middle and tight at the sides, also serves the purpose of being able to store things while walking, and also not easy to fall off, because the cuffs are tighter.
We now see a lot of long Ao that are shorter in length, only reaching mid-thigh, which makes the style look rather cramped. If you want to be more classy, you can try these Ming-style Hanfu suits. The dress as a whole is a combination of long Ao and long Bijia (比甲), and the top two pieces are able to reach ankle length, and under this length, even if the Bijia pattern is a more modern checkered pattern, it still gives an antique feel that is not offensiveness in any way.
If you like a more ornate style, you can try the gold weaving style of Hanfu. Gold weaving is the weaving of gold thread into the clothes, forming a variety of patterns. Blue and red are also a classic color scheme, the two colors are more saturated, with a very strong visual impact together.
In this set, the gold weaving pattern is mainly concentrated on the red horse-face skirt, and the dark red skirt with gold peony pattern, the overall look is gorgeous and airy but not too high profile. Although the upper jacket is a solid color, it is not too monotonous as it is decorated with a dark pattern.
*Color matching tips
Peacock blue and gold red with is a very common color in the bright Han clothing, in addition to we can often see gold red and bright moon color, emerald green / dark green and gold red, gold and red and other color combinations, these colors in everyday life together will give people the feeling of old-fashioned, but put on the body of the Han clothing will look very classical and good-looking.
Compared to the short Ao, the long Ao looks more demure in style, and the fourth set of long Ao and the horse-face skirt is more colorful than the woven gold.
In the white round neck Ao, there is a dragon motif with blue tones, and the dragon motif on the clouds looks very cool. And the carrot-colored pattern of the skirt has a white rabbit and the dragon pattern, which looks playful and cute.
lf you are going to participate in some large Hanfu costume events or ceremonies, this set of clothes will definitely make you the center of attention.
The above four sets of Ming-style Hanfu suits are both gorgeous and not lacking in elegance, with a steady and mature style, which will hopefully help you with your fall Hanfu selection~