The Prosperous Era of Hanfu in the Tang and Song Dynasties

The Prosperous Era of Hanfu in the Tang and Song Dynasties

The Tang and Song dynasties were two prosperous and flourishing eras in Chinese history, namely the Tang Dynasty (618-907) and the Song Dynasty (960-1279). During these two periods, Hanfu not only became more diversified and luxurious in design, but also played an important role in society and culture and became the embodiment of the spirit of the times.

1. The Tang Dynasty Period: The splendor of the world
The Tang Dynasty was a flourishing period in the feudal society of China, which was known as “the splendor of the world”. In terms of dress, the Hanfu of the Tang Dynasty was characterized by its opulence and magnificence. The main features include:

Wide robes and big sleeves: Men’s wide robes and big sleeves became a fashion symbol, showing the prosperity and abundance of the society.
Brocade brocade: silk production technology to further improve the use of brocade, brocade and other high-grade fabrics are common, making the dress more luxurious.
Rich hair ornaments: women’s headdresses became more colorful, hairpins, hair buns and other decorations became more exquisite.
2. The Song Dynasty: the elegance of the literati
The Song Dynasty was an era of intellectuals in Chinese history, and the elegance of the literati was also reflected in fashion and dress. The main features include:

Green and white fabrics: Green and white fabrics became fashionable and complemented the fresh image of the literati.
Loose cuts: Clothing gradually favored loose cuts, focusing on comfort and emphasizing the elegance of the literati.
Leisurely and durable color: the color tends to be light and leisurely tone, reflecting the pursuit of quiet and elegant life of the literati.
3. The luxury of court hanfu dress
In the Tang and Song dynasties, the court dresses showed great luxury and complexity. Embroidery of gold and silver threads, dragons and phoenixes often appeared on the costumes of emperors and empresses, reflecting the honorable status of the royal family.

4. Social status of Hanfu culture
During the Tang and Song dynasties, Hanfu became a symbol of social status and identity, not only as a daily dress, but also as an important attire for social occasions and banquets. People from different social classes wore different styles, showing their status and identity through their clothes.

5. Fashion Leadership of Literati and Elegant Men
The pursuit of fashion by the literati promoted the development of Chinese dress design. They paid attention to personalized wearing style and often improved and innovated their costumes, forming a fashion trend.

The prosperous Hanfu era of the Tang and Song dynasties reflected the prosperity of the society as well as the love of the literati for culture and art. The design of Hanfu during this period had far-reaching influence and laid the foundation for the subsequent dress culture, becoming an important period in the history of Chinese dress.

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