While the dress may evoke the "cheongsam", a from-fitting traditional Chinese dress style, its construction is along the lines of high-necked form-fitting Western gowns from the Belle-Epoque period, but the dragon motif adds a distinct Asian influence, da
I'd wear dresses like this all the time if I could. SH: I pretty much agree, although some other historic fashions would be wonderful to wear, too!<---Eleniel wears this kind of thing when she lives in Itlilien.
Beautiful example of an Italian Renaissance gown. Perfect for re-enactors, SCAdians, LARPers, fantasy or cosplaying. Though the velvet is rather heavy, it could possibly be used during the Napoleonic Period due to the empire waist and Watteau train.