Sunday, February 16, 2020

The beauty of Ao Dai Vietnam

The Ao Dai is famously known to ‘cover everything, but hide nothing,’ and it perfectly accentuates the long, lithe body possessed by Vietnamese women.


The Ao Dai is the most recognizable traditional dress seen in Vietnam, and though western style clothes are popular, this beautifully styled outfit is still actively worn throughout the country during Tet, at work, to weddings, and other national celebrations.

The word Ao Dai means ‘Long Dress,’ and is a two piece garment. The bottom part consists of loose pants that reach the ankles. The top is a tight fitting tunic with long sleeves and a high collar with two panels that float loosely down the front and back.

The Ao Dai is famously known to ‘cover everything, but hide nothing,’ and it perfectly accentuates the long, lithe body possessed by Vietnamese women. When choosing to wear the Ao Dai it pays to have a similarly shaped figure. It is worth remembering that women everywhere are eager to dress for their shape. A woman in France cooking dinner for her family, a woman in the US playing party poker and a woman in Vietnam walking to work are all likely to dress in a way which suits them. The Ao Dai is without a doubt a piece of clothing which shows off the body and reveals the fine female form.

Historically the Ao Dai is believed to come from China, when the newly crowned king Nguyen Phuc Khoat decreed in 1744 that the Ming Chinese style of dress would be adopted by all his subjects. Since then, both men and women have worn different variations of the Ao Dai. It has never been an official ceremonial dress, and has always been used an everyday outfit.

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