When many people think of Hanfu, it must be the traditional clothing with long sleeves and fluttering skirts. Although different people have different impressions of Hanfu, there is a common understanding that it must have strong Chinese elements.
But in fact, there are also Hanfu styles that go well with more fashionable elements in addition to the traditional format. As Christmas is coming up this year, let’s take a look at what a Hanfu for Christmas style looks like.
Square Collar Pi Ao + Standing Collar Ao + Pleated Skirt
As we all know, autumn and winter are the most suitable seasons for Ming-style Hanfu, because most of them are very warm. The first set’s top is a traditional Ming-style short Ao (袄) with standing collar and parallel opening, which is fresh and elegant, but it is not very “Christmas style” and warm, so it can be paired with a square collar half-sleeved Pi Ao (披袄) to ward off the cold wind and look more demure and lovely.
The bottom skirt is a pleated skirt with modern elements, which is dignified and mature. The addition of Christmas style will be in this mature into cute and playful, with a top with a beret, a full of Christmas style, a delicate girl appears!
*How to create a sweet and energetic Hanfu for Christmas?
It is not difficult to combine Chinese Hanfu clothing and Christmas in a sweet way. A very important element is the right inclusion of Christmas elements. You can also choose some hats and accessories with Christmas meaning, and if you pay more attention to the details of shoes and makeup, you can make the whole combination look very original. In addition, there should also be some Chinese elements, such as small floral patterns, or small animals.
Round Collar Bijia + Cross Collar Shirt + Mamian Skirt
Compared with the more dignified Pi Ao, the style of the Ming Bijia (比甲) is much more playful. The Bijia are similar to the vests we see nowadays and are worn mainly for decoration.
In the second set, the red Bijia is embroidered with delicate flowers and deer, and has white velvet strips around the edges, making it warm and festive. The dark green Mamian skirt is made by imitation gold weaving, and the background pattern is made of snowflakes, and the motifs are elk, plum blossoms, and lanterns; the plum blossoms and lanterns connect the whole skirt, and the waves cascade over each other.
*How to create an elegant Christmas Hanfu suit?
To create an elegant Christmas suit, the important factor is to put more classical elements of Hanfu, to create a unique texture.
Embroidered Bijia + Standing Collar Ao + Mamian Skirt
The overall color scheme of the third set will be more fresh and bright, the upper body of the Bijia and the Ao with pipa sleeves is designed in a lovely way, especially the outer Bijia, which is yellow and red, and embroidered with a lovely rabbit pattern and buttons. The lace embellishment is exquisite and elegant, giving people a very cute and lovely feeling.
The cuffs of the Ao are embroidered with snowflakes to make it look like winter-style. The dark green Mamian skirt with the Christmas tree, Christmas Snowman, and rabbit on the hem of the skirt looks very cute and delicate. If you don’t want to wear something too fancy for Christmas, you can also try this set of Hanfu.
*How to create a “gentle” Hanfu for Christmas?
The first thing is to have a few accessories as possible, and the most important thing is that the patterns on the clothes are not too festive. You can choose some more subtle patterns. If you still want to achieve a lively Christmas atmosphere, you can do something with your hair-style or makeup. Don’t use too many primary colors for the whole set; two or three colors are usually enough.
Standing Collar Shirt + Green Ming-style Mo sleeve + Mamian Skirt
The fourth set is the most lively set, using Ming-style Mo sleeves (貉袖) for the whole design, embroidered with Christmas elements embroidery, and with very eye-catching Christmas ornaments, making the whole design more vivid. The pattern on the skirt is Santa Claus driving a sleigh pulled by a deer, and it seems to be ready to give out gifts to everyone.