c1932 Dress "The modern qipao (or cheongsam in Cantonese) was developed in Shanghai in the mid-1920s and was popularized by wealthy socialites. It was much more fitted than the original loose-fitting qipao." | The Met
From Old Rags: Japanese woodblock fashion prints from 1887. More images at http://oldrags.tumblr.com/post/33657740380/japanese-woodblock-fashion-prints-from-1887#
Weaver of the Kofun Period (3rd to 6th century) , Japan. Scan from book “The History of Women’s Costume in Japan.” Scanned by Lumikettu of Flickr. Japanese costume many centuries ago…recreation accomplished in Kyoto during the 1930’s..