What did people wear 100 years ago and 50 years ago?

Read below to find out.

100 years ago in Hong Kong, people still wore traditional Chinese clothes. Rich people would wear colourful silk clothes. Poor people would wear cotton clothes. Women wore cheongsams.

Some women still had to bind their feet.

Men had long hairs tied into a pony tail.

Shoes worn by woman with bound feet.


Man with pony tail

50 years ago in Hong Kong, people wore both traditional Chinese clothes and more western clothes.

Women would wear bright coloured clothes. They wore short skirts and dresses. Some women still wore cheongsams.

Men wore suits, shirts and ties.

Click on the link to see a video about fashion in Hong Kong between 1953 and 1962.

Girl in western style clothes

Man in suit

Short skirts

Sixties fashion magazine

Nowadays people wear clothes from all over the world.

Most men like to wear T-shirts and jeans and women wear skirts, jeans, T-shirts and dresses.

Hong Kong people like to wear smart/casual clothes.

Man wearing a T-shirt

Girl wearing jeans and a top

Girl wearing smart/casual clothes

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