Matches this description of Northern Wei clothing: In the Northern Wei Dynasty, women usually wore short tops and skirts. The tops were mostly simple, whereas the skirts were elaborate. The waist part was tight, whereas the sleeves were excessively wide. They wore draggle-tails with many pleating and loose hems to look pretty and stylish. They tended to do their hair up into two buns, which made them look thinner and more elegant.
Illustrations from Early Century Chinese Calendar Posters, Taibei: Hansheng, pp. Private collection Separate trajectories for modern dress: The qipao (banner gown) or cheungsam, which became standard women's dress in the