The History of Vietnamese 'Ao dai'

Ao Dai Lemur 

This shirt style is modified from the five-body shirt created by artist Cat Tuong in 1939. Lemur Ao Dai is named after her French name. The shirt has only two front and back flaps; the front flap is long, The shirt is sewn close to the body, the sleeves are straight, and the hem is slight. Buttons were opened to the side to emphasize femininity. This style of shirt was widespread until 1943 when it was forgotten. 

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  1. Quang Vinh - 1 August 2021 08:09
    Like!! Thank you for publishing this awesome article.
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  2. Ta Tony - 2 August 2021 17:44
    I flew Vietnam Airlines a few years ago and the stewardesses were all wearing a modernised version of the Ao Dai.
    They looked so beautiful that I kept ordering drinks so that they would walk by, and I could check them out! I was quite drunk when I eventually landed in Ho Chi Minh! Unfortunately it was just a transit stop for me, but I felt like I got a feel for the essence of Vietnam, just by seeing the Ao Dai!
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    1. Chu Hai Yen - 2 August 2021 17:53
      Hi Tony , your story is really interesting, cannot imagine how drunken you were if your flight was to the other faraway land:-) The Ao Dai itself always boasts well the woman’s beauty, they even look more beautiful on the stewardesses as many of them are models and Miss Vietnam:-) Thank you for your story, i do like it:-) Cheers!
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  3. Chu Hai Yen - 2 August 2021 17:51
    What an interesting post! I had no idea that Vietnam had an iconic dress, which is very beautiful. I found very interesting the history of dress and I loved that you put different pictures of the dress.
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  4. Hiếu Bin - 4 August 2021 05:35
    a very interesting article. Thanks author!
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