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VIETNAM 2013 #18

“The áo dài is a Vietnamese national costume, now most commonly worn by women. In its current form, it is a tight-fitting silk tunic worn over pantaloons. Áo classifies the item as a piece of clothing and Dài means "long".
The word "ao dai" was originally applied to the outfit worn at the court of the Nguyễn Lords at Huế in the 18th century.

This outfit evolved into the áo ngũ thân, a five-paneled aristocratic gown worn in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Inspired by Paris fashions, Nguyễn Cát Tường and other artists associated with Hanoi University redesigned the ngũ thân as a modern dress in the 1920s and 1930s. The updated look was promoted by the artists and magazines of Tự Lực văn đoàn (Self-Reliant Literary Group) as a national costume for the modern era. In the 1950s, Saigon designers tightened the fit to produce the version worn by Vietnamese women today.” (Wikipedia)

Tags: Vietnam Mekong delta Landscape and travel Ao dai Conical hat TIEN GIANG PROVINCE THOI SON ISLAND CHAU THANH DISTRICT

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boov 7 2 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2013 8:52AM
Lovely set...

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johnke Plus
7 223 16
10 Jun 2013 9:00AM
Beautifully colored lovely set...John
cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
10 Jun 2013 10:22AM
and a beautiful model too GrinGrin
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
10 Jun 2013 10:48AM
Utterly delightful Jean-Noel. Soft and fragrant as a summer breeze.GrinGrinGrinGrin
Great narrative.
RLF Plus
10 18 4 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2013 10:52AM
What lovely clothes and modelGrin
Daisymaye Plus
11 23 16 Canada
10 Jun 2013 1:23PM
So lovely.......Sandy
10 Jun 2013 1:38PM
They are so pretty. Lovely set
tomcat 14 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2013 2:55PM
I think we could learn a lot from some of their cultureSmile

jdinne 17 16 England
10 Jun 2013 3:09PM
Delightful set and what a wonderful smile.

CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
10 Jun 2013 3:12PM
So elegant, Jean-Noel, and excellent captures. Carol
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
10 Jun 2013 4:28PM
mmmmm! lovely clothing!
JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 4:59PM
A lovely set of a pretty lady and her clothes.
silverfoxey 11 17 2 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2013 10:21AM
A super selection set of this pretty young women, with such a colourful outfit. You must have had a wonderful time spent in Vietnam. James Smile
DonMc 11 4 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2013 9:45AM
Beautiful Ian!SmileSmileWink

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