Someone made fun of my dress one time, so this is a post.
These dresses are called “áo dài”. It’s a Vietnamese dress that is worn for many reasons: school, weddings, church, ect. Mostly popular in southern Vietnam.
The áo dài is not the same as the Chinese qípáo (also known as cheongsam). The Vietnamese dress include pants, as the Chinese dress doesn’t because the Vietnamese dress has a top that is shear and thin. The Chinese dress is slimming and made of thick material, and you don’t wear pants with that.
The áo dài come in basic colors, patterns and for school it is plain white. And when you get married, yours will most likely be red with gold patterning along with the head piece.
In Vietnam, it is a strong icon of feminine beauty, and fails to be recognized by people. So, excuse you to the person who made fun of them. They are pretty rad, I don’t care what you said.
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