I started to dress in cheongsam outfits in the mid-50’s when a lady friend suggested it to me. Since then, the cheongsam has been my ‘go to’ attire for church, special lunch or dinner occasions, parties and any special events.
Now even at the tender age of 93, I enjoy the ritual of dressing in the form-fitting outfit that accentuates the feminine curves. Choosing the right accessories (jewellery and shoes) to complement the fabric colours, helps to portray the complete image.
Somehow, the cheongsam manages to elevate the wearer’s image to one of utmost feminine elegance and charm – and it never fails to go unnoticed! Try it yourself and you will see what I mean.
Seeing as how I have several (I have not kept count of them all) cheongsams, I am embarking on the ‘Cheongsam Challenge‘ – ie: to dress up in one cheongsam each day and be photographed – for the sheer fun of it all.
So here goes…..this is Day 1. Starting off with a leopard skin print fabric with black lace sleeves. The beaded panels on the sandals I am wearing, were hand-sewn by me before being given to the shoemaker to be fashioned into sandals.
I hope you will enjoy my Cheongsam Challenge as much as I do in presenting it for your viewing pleasure.
It also proves that gals love dolling up – no matter at what age!!