By the late Qing, not only officials and scholars, but a great many Han commoners wore Manchu male attire.
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They are sometimes worn by politicians and film artists in Taiwan and Hong Kong.
In the 1930s, the fashion prevailed in Shanghai.
During that time, Chinese Han female's clothing gradually developed into two pieces.
Cheongsam styles have also evolved to be more modern from mermaid silhouettes to semi-traditional styles that feature a cheongsam top with softer details like lace and a looser skirt.