Qipao is a kind of elegant Chinese dress, which is originated from Manzu Nationality in China. In Qing Dynasty, Qipao is a kind of loose robes which royal women wear. In the 1920 s, having been influenced by western clothing, some changes have taken place in Chinese dress--- Qipao. The cuff of Qipao has became narrow, and the robe has became short. These changes have reflected the beauty of the females.
Today, Qipao often appears in the world fashion show. When Chinese women attend some important social gatherings, they often chhose Qipao as their their first dress. Also, many Chinese brides will choose Qipao as their wedding dress. Some influential people have even suggested that Qipao should be women's national costume in China.