As you know, our collection of sexy undergarments includes costumes and outfits from different sort of cultures all over the world. Perhaps you’ve already heard of the Qipao and Maid uniform. Have you ever wondered about the origins of such clothing?
Qipao: A stylish, tight-fitting one-piece dress of Chinese origins. The name was derived from the combination of its origin – dresses (“pao”) worn by the Banner people (“qi ren”) combines into “Qipao.”
However, Qipaos of that era were vastly different compared to modern versions – they were baggy and loose, only revealing very few parts of the body like the head, hands and tips of their toes. It is only in 1920 that Shanghai tailors, eager to develop a whole new style repurposed the Qipao into the sexy, revealing outfits that we know today, as it was rapidly popularized by wealthy and high class women seeking to show off their fashion sense.
Maid Outfit: Many Singaporeans might be confused when looking at maid outfits. After all, they have their own maids in their house but none of them have ever worn any sexy clothing like that!
The fact is that the origins of the outfit are actually France. In 1800s, French maids were in high demand as it is believed that they are skilled in housekeeping. So desirable was a French maid as a symbol of social status that some families ask their British maids to pretend to speak in a French accent! However, those Maid outfits were more conservative in the past: most believe that the sexy version of the outfit emerged for use in Burlesque Theatre. Today, the French Maid is not only popular in Western countries, but even countries like Japan have their own variations of this classic outfit!
We hope you find this to be interesting information about the origins of such clothing. If you are interested in picking up one for your own use, feel free to browse our online shop, we’re sure to have what you desire in stock!