Chinese has a lot of stories about their national costumes. Like any other countries, every ethnic has their own traditional dresses, having evolution and transition; here's what I got trough surfing around google a few days ago.
And that's how qipao or cheongsam transition; which now very Chinese or very identically with China. As an IBC (Indonesian Born Chinese-a slang word that I created with my friends, inspired by American Born Chinese or well known as ABC), I'm too love with these Chinese dresses since a long time ago and I have to share this with you. Fan BingBing, a Chinese actress that a few times attended Cannes Red Carpet with Chinese ethnic costumes:
Images from various sources.