Tang Dynasty Ruqun

Photo by Mi, simply-mi.com

I’ve been reading up on historical Chinese clothing lately and wanting to make more hanfu. The ruqun dresses from the Tang Dynasty are particularly well suited to pregnant ladies so I decided to make one for costume college.

I made this in 3 days as it’s a very simple design. The most aggravating part was doing the hair pieces. I always leave the hair until the last minute because I hate doing it, and then I end up kicking myself for not setting aside enough time. =D So the hair was pretty haphazard and last minute, but it didn’t look too bad thankfully.

I love the way this outfit turned out and it was super comfy. I think there may be more ruqun in my future…

First Worn: Costume College 2012