Green cap-sleeved cheongsam

This is a cap-sleeved, knee-length cheongsam with an all over print of rose bouquets. The fairly high collar is lined with a plastic netted support. A figure-hugging piece, it was believed to be influenced by the nipped-in waist style of the 1950s introduced by the West. It is made of polyester, which is easier to maintain compared to silk, cotton, or brocade. This cheongsam was probably worn during the day.

Indigenous Name
Qipao
Date/Period
Late 1950s-early 1960s
Region
Singapore
Dimension
Object size: 114 x 53 cm (Sleeve end to sleeve end)
Accession No.
1995-02280
Material
polyester
Collection of
National Museum of Singapore
Credit Line
Gift of Mdm. Loke Mimi
Category
Garments and Accessories