Posture & Mannerism for a Qipao wearer
Qipao is a women’s attire fitting perfectly to the wearer’s body. It will to certain extent limit the wearer’s movement. Wearing a Qipao, a woman will automatically keep a correct posture. For example, those who have a hunchback will naturally straighten up their back. The medium and high-heeled shoes will lift up the wearer’s center of gravity. Those who have a bulge lower abdomen will naturally contract their abdomen. However, if behaving improperly, a Qipao wearer won’t show the charm of the Qipao.
- When standing, a Qipao wearer should stick out her chest and straighten up her waist. Her hands had better naturally hold together and stay at her stomach or lower abdomen.
- Before sitting down, she should properly arrange her back hem to avoid crease after sitting.
- When sitting on a chair, she can only sit in the front part of the chair. During sitting, she cannot hunch her back or sink her waist
- During sitting, her legs cannot be positioned randomly, but should be covered with the hem in a graceful posture. If the Qipao just covers her knees, her legs should always stick to each other. Meanwhile, she should keep her exposed shanks, close to each other and put them slanted to one side.
- Either standing or sitting, her two arms should stay closely to her body. When walking, she should move her forearms only avoid exposing her armpits due to large movement.
- If her Qipao has relatively high slits, she should be careful not to expose her body. She should better walk in small steps.
- For a Qipao wearer, a panty hose is a good choice to avoid the unwanted exposure at the slits.
- Qipao is unsuitable for some activities, such as bicycle riding.