Ao Dai – The charming beauty of Vietnamese schoolgirls

(All Vietnam)- The Vietnamese traditional dress (Ao Dai) is most well-known in the white color. It is a symbol of not only Vietnamese women beauty but also Vietnamese traditional custom.

Schoolgirls look more tender, gentle and womanly when wearing Ao Dai. It’s not by chance when Ao Dai became the uniform for high school students. It’s because Ao Dai is the Vietnamese traditional costume and it also reminds them about traditional custom.

Vietnamese schoolgirls and traditional costume. (Photo: vedepvietnam.com.vn)

Vietnamese schoolgirls and traditional costume
(Photo: vedepvietnam.com.vn)

Ao Dai Viet Nam. (photo: ketban.laodong.com.vn)

Ao Dai Viet Nam.
(Photo: ketban.laodong.com.vn)

 Ao Dai. (photo: dantri.com.vn)

Ao Dai
(Photo: dantri.com.vn)

Ao Dai. (photo: vietboom.com)

Ao Dai
(photo: Vietboom.com)

Ao Dai. (photo: m.2sao.vn)

Ao Dai
(Photo: m.2sao.vn)

The origin and history of Ao Dai

Come back to the past, the first Vietnamese traditional dress – Ao Dai with two graceful laps of dress was carved on antiques, on the Ngoc Lu, Hoa Binh, Hoang Ha kettledrums. 3000 years ago, Ao Dai was very closely connected with historical fluctuations so that it can be brilliant now. Throughout centuries domination of Northern countries ( cultural country) and colonization of France during one century ( international fashion country), Ao Dai still exists and shows the inflexible spirit of Vietnamese women.

Ao Dai in the past. (photo: canifa.com)

Ao Dai in the past.
(Photo: canifa.com)

Ao Dai is both reserved and fascinating

Ao Dai’s design is considered as reserving with foreigners but showing the charming of Vietnamese women. The design is sewn reservedly above. The collar is designed highly, which makes the Vietnamese women’s neck look balance with their body. The waist is sewn closely in order to make the charming of the women. Especially, the lap of dress was split into 2 sides of the waist in order to be easy for moving and taking the viewer’s attention.

Ao Dai. (photo: dongphucteen.vn)

Ao Dai
(Photo: dongphucteen.vn)

Ao Dai. (photo: tin.tuyensinh247.com)

Ao Dai
(Photo: tin.tuyensinh247.com)

Ao Dai. (photo: chuyenhot.com)

Ao Dai.
(Photo: chuyenhot.com)

Trouser which is long and large always accompany Ao Dai, which makes the women more comfortable when walking. It is also harmonious with the dress. If Ao Dai has white color, the trouser will have the same color. In some South-West areas, trouser is sometimes black because it won’t look dirty.

Ao Dai Viet Nam. (photo: dephiendai.vn)

Ao Dai Viet Nam.
(Photo: dephiendai.vn)

Ao Dai in school contests

Ao Dai is not only the uniform but also the costume the schoolgirls choose in leisure activities. It’s simple but meaningful in student’s life. Especially in the elegant contests, Ao Dai is the costume in fashion performance and the topic in presentation. In short, this topic refers the traditional custom. It’s always highly appreciated.

Ao Dai. (photo: kenh14.vn)

Ao Dai.
(Photo: kenh14.vn)

Ao Dai Vietnam in contests. (photo: rfa.org)

Ao Dai Vietnam in contests.
(Photo: rfa.org)

Ao Dai in white color always contains different meanings, both traditional custom and make the Vietnamese women’s beauty. It brings gentleness and naivety of Vietnamese schoolgirls as well as Vietnamese beauty.



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