Styles and Design Elements of Hanfu

Styles and Design Elements of Hanfu

hanfu, as a kind of traditional dress, has a rich variety of styles and design elements. The following are some common hanfu styles and design elements:


Right-over-right overlapping: One of the most typical features of hanfu is right-over-right overlapping, i.e., the lapel goes from the left side to the right side, in the shape of a “Y”. This style reflects the Hanfu’s focus on the whole and the harmony of the characteristics.

Wide robe and big sleeves: The design of hanfu often adopts wide robe and big sleeves, which is not only beautiful and generous, but also reflects the concept of hanfu pursuing loose and comfortable.

Skirt tassel: The skirt in hanfu is often equipped with tassels, the length and color of which can be chosen according to personal preferences and occasions, adding to the dynamism and elegance of hanfu.

Embroidery Patterns: hanfu are often embroidered with a variety of patterns, including flowers, animals, landscapes, etc., which show a delicate sense of art through the embroidery process.

Belt accessories: hanfu is usually equipped with a belt, the color and style of which can be matched with the overall dress to emphasize the wearer’s waistline.

Color matching: The color matching of hanfu is very rich, and the common ones are red, green, yellow, white, black and other colors. Different color combinations can show different styles and emotions, and also have symbolic meaning.

Patterns: Hanfu often has various patterns, such as cloud pattern, dragon pattern, phoenix pattern, etc., which have special symbolic meaning and cultural connotation.

Beads decoration: In the design of hanfu, beads are often used for decoration, which can be gold, silver or colorful, adding a gorgeous and noble hanfu.

Overall, the styles and design elements of hanfu are very diverse, and they reflect the culture and history of ancient Chinese society. Through the selection and application of these styles and design elements, hanfu not only shows unique beauty and artistic value, but also conveys important messages and values of traditional Chinese culture!

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