All About Hanfu

What is Hanfu? When people think of traditional Chinese clothing, the first thing that comes to mind is usually the 旗袍 (qipao), the fitted patterned...

What is Hanfu?

When people think of traditional Chinese clothing, the first thing that comes to mind is usually the 旗袍 (qipao), the fitted patterned dress that seems to be quintessentially Chinese. However, 汉服 (hanfu) is also another major clothing style that is special to the Han Chinese identity and history. It is characterized by an upper garment (either a robe or a shirt) paired with a lower garment (typically a pleated skirt), and dates all the way back to the Han Dynasty. This style has also influenced other Asian clothing styles, such as the Korean hanbok, Japanese kimono and yukata, and others.

The Hanfu movement is a recent social trend that has been dedicated to reviving and adapting these ancient fashions to modern times. Check out and shop some of our favorite Hanfu-inspired pieces below! These are perfect for the right special occasion, for those interested in incorporating these classic styles into modern-day wear, and make wonderful and thoughtful gifts.

Hanfu Style for Women

Hanfu for women was usually characterized by flowy attire made from natural materials. From blouse-and-skirt sets to comfy yet stylish tops, these classic pieces can definitely make their way into a cute, tradition-inspired outfit. Shop some of our favorites below, which can easily be incorporated into a cute summer outfit.

Hanfu for Women

For the rest of our selection here, and find some plus-size options for women here.

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Summer Swimwear For All Body Types

Summer is just around the corner, which means it's time to stock up on some new swimsuits! Here are some of our favorite styles trending...
Summer is just around the corner, which means it's time to stock up on some new swimsuits! Here are some of our favorite styles trending today. Please note that many of these options are available in plus-sizes, although the sellers did not use plus-size models.

High Waisted Bikini Bottom

The cute high waisted bikini has become a must have for the summer. It fits many different body types and will leave you feeling confident and comfortable.

Low Waisted Bikini Bottom

There are many varieties of this style of bikini. If you prefer less coverage and a more itsy bitsy bikini style, this is a great choice!

Off-Shoulder Bikini Top

If you want to look super chic in your bikini for this summer, you should definitely go for a trendy off-shoulder bikini.

One-Piece Swimsuit

The one-piece swimsuit is the most classic and comfortable swimwear, and you will undoubtedly look gorgeous in one. There are endless styles to choose from!

One Strap Bikini Top

The one strap bikini top is a very stylish choice, and best of all you don't have to worry about it falling down if you catch a big wave!

 

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Get Moving In Our Favorite Plus-Size Activewear

On Baopals you can find products for everyone and for every body type. Working out should be comfortable and effective, so we’ve gathered several plus...

On Baopals you can find products for everyone and for every body type. Working out should be comfortable and effective, so we’ve gathered several plus sized activewear for you to try out!

Leggings

Embrace your curves by wearing a pair of flattering leggings when doing physical activity!

Slim Striped Leggings

Available up to size 3XL.

Stretchy Running Leggings

Available up to size 4XL.

Stretchy Yoga Leggings

These are available in several colors and are available up to size 4XL.

Pants

For those who like the more loose fit of athletic pants, here are 3 stylish versions.

Blue Athleisure Pants

Thin pants are comfortable to move in. These are available up to size 4XL.

Drawstring Athletic Pants

These pants are fitted around the ankles and are available up to size 4XL.

Loose Fit Athletic Pants

Available up to size 4XL.

Sports Bras

We all know that a sports bra with poor support can ruin an entire workout, especially if you were thinking of going for a run…

Full Support Sports Bra

This bra is available in 5 colors up to size 90F.

Yellow And Pink Sports Bra

This bright colored bra looks like sweet candy! Available up to size 90F.

Beige Sports Bra

Available up to size 105D.

Tops

Always wear what you feel comfortable in. Here is 3 classic tops that will help keep the sweat at bay.

Anta Sports Top

This pink breathable top is available up to size 2XL.

Blue Short Sleeved T-Shirt

Available up to size 3XL.

361 Moisture Wicking T-Shirt

Available up to size 4XL.

Activewear Sets

Get a matching activewear set if you want to look extra cute at the gym. These are our favorites!

Tie-Dye Full Set

This trendy set is available up to size 3XL.

Cropped Leggings & Shirt Set

The perfect workout set for summer, available up to size 3XL.

Athletic Shirt & Pants Set

This classic black set is available up to size 4XL.

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The Ultimate Plus-Sized Work Apparel Style Guide

Let's start with some basic rules we are probably all familiar with already. Know the dress codes of your company. Observe the style of the...

Let's start with some basic rules we are probably all familiar with already.

  1. Know the dress codes of your company. Observe the style of the company and its employees, and dress accordingly. If you work in finance you probably wouldn't dress the same way you would if you worked in the fashion industry!
  2. Find the right balance. Add your own original touches to an outfit, but keep it professional.
  3. Keep it simple. Combine two to three colors at most, and keep accessories minimal.
  4. Don't show too much. Elegance in the office is important. Save those plunging necklines and short skirts for the weekend!.
  5. Don't sacrifice comfort for fashion. The most important rule is to feel comfortable in what you are wearing.

Here are some of our favorite basic pieces you need to add to your work wardrobe today! All of our images are taken from the product's details tab, and you may click on the images to take you to the actual product.

The Winter Coat

Enhance your professional look with a coat that has a flattering cut and shape.

The Blazer

This is the ultimate basic that will take your look from bland to classy in the blink of an eye. Try it cropped, oversized, or long...each style will give you a different look!

The Dress

Simple, easy to wear and feminine, the dress remains a must.

The Top

Opt for the classic, clean-cut button up shirt to match with many different styles of pants or skirts. If you want something that will transition well to your date nights, choose a light blouse. In winter, a knit turtleneck or sweater will keep your look professional and cozy.

The Bottoms

Keep your pants and skirts streamlined and refined. They'll look nice, and might just end up being the most comfortable bottoms you own!

The Shoes

Be careful with how you select your shoes. It might not seem like it, but they can on their own mess up a look. Loafers and flats are the easiest choice, but if you can manage it heels will give you the ultimate look of a lady boss.

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What Is A Qipao?

A qipao (also known as the cheongsam) is a traditional Chinese feminine and slim-fitting dress that is believed to have originated during the Manchu reign...

A qipao (also known as the cheongsam) is a traditional Chinese feminine and slim-fitting dress that is believed to have originated during the Manchu reign in China.

History

Qipaos began to grow in popularity in the 1920s and was worn by socialites in Shanghai up until the 1950s, where it was considered unacceptable during the Cultural Revolution. In the 1980s it rose back to prominence, making appearances in films, the runway and is even accepted as formal attire.

Design

Most of the qipao styles on the market today take inspiration from the style worn by Shanghai socialites in the 1920s and 1930s, considered by many to be a symbol of female liberation. They have a high collar and are slim and form fitting. They typically have a slit on the side and the sleeve length and style varies.

Color

For everyday, more casual wear, women generally choose light colors or subdued floral patterns. Red, bright yellow and purple are traditionally worn by royalty or for special occasions. In China, red qipaos are commonly worn for weddings, and white qipaos are worn for funerals.

Material

Qipaos are typically made from linen, polyester, cotton or silk. They can also be embroidered with pearls and other decorations.

 

 

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15 Lingerie Looks For Every Day Of The Year

Valentine's Day is coming up, creating the perfect excuse to treat yourself to some sexy and beautiful lingerie. But while some believe lingerie should only...

Valentine's Day is coming up, creating the perfect excuse to treat yourself to some sexy and beautiful lingerie. But while some believe lingerie should only be reserved for special occasions, we think that everyday is a good occasion to feel confident and beautiful under your clothes. So whether you have a hot date planned or just want to do something nice for yourself, some lovely new lingerie is just what you need.

All of our images are taken from the product's details tab, and you may click on the images to take you to the actual product.

The Sizzlin' Velvet and Lace Sets

The Sexy Embroidered Pieces

Red is the New Black

The Sexy Transparent Sets

The Bodysuits

Find more Lingerie Body here.

The Sheer Babydolls

Find more Babydolls here.

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Very Necessary Fitness Essentials For 2019

Who among us has never made a New Year's resolution to get back into working our regularly? Well, a new year has just begun and...

Who among us has never made a New Year's resolution to get back into working our regularly? Well, a new year has just begun and we are at the starting line. Here's what you need to start off strong.

Sports Bras

It's important to wear a supportive bra specifically designed for sports to remain comfortable while exercising. Sports bras keep your girls from bouncing around too much, which can be both painful and damaging long-term.

Sports Apparel

New year, new clothes! Set a fitness goal for yourself. Try registering for an upcoming marathon or other fitness challenge, compete with friends to see who can go to the gym the most regularly, or just bike to work rather than take the metro. Writing your goal down and getting some friends involved to hold you accountable will help you stick with it.

Shoes

Explore town in a fun and healthy way, by walking or jogging instead of hopping in a cab. Or try getting off the bus or metro one stop early and go by foot the rest of the way to your destination. It will add up!

Accessories

Owning some of your own basic equipment will help to keep you in the fitness mindset even after you get home. Buy an extra yoga mat for your friend too, and you can work on motivating each other to attend a fitness class or do a light workout at home. It can be more fun that trying to exercise all on your own!

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Our Plus-Size Selections For NYE

This one’s for all the ladies who can not even fit a calf in tiny Chinese sizes… for those of us who need to order...

This one’s for all the ladies who can not even fit a calf in tiny Chinese sizes… for those of us who need to order 3 sizes larger than our usual size!

Let us help you find your perfect New Year’s outfit.

NYE Outfits

Browse our entire collection of clothing from Size M to 5XL and find your dream NYE outfit!

NYE Shoes

Discover our selection of shoes from size 36 to 41. From chic parties to the most casual house parties, we’ve got you covered.

NYE Accessories

What’s more important than having the perfect accessories to complement your outfit?

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Prepare For A Dazzling 2019

Everything you need to get 2019 started off right. Be sure to see our entire NYE Collections for more of our favorites. Party Dresses For...
Everything you need to get 2019 started off right. Be sure to see our entire NYE Collections for more of our favorites.

Party Dresses For The Ladies

Charming Suits For The Gentlemen

Adorable Outfits For The Little Ones

Party Essentials

Moet & Chandon Sparkling Champagne

What better way to reign in the New Year than popping some bottles?

Japanese Stainless Steel Cocktail Making Kit

Drinking a cocktail that you stirred up with a chopstick is so 2018.

Solo Cups & Beer Pong Kit

Bring it back to the glory days of college, where beer pong was used to determine your strength and agility.

Happy New Year Balloon Letters

Decorate your walls with some 3D fun!

Various 2019 Photo Props

If you are gonna take New Year's pictures, take them the right way.

Luxury Marble Disposable Plate

Party essentials, duh!

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Give Big Boobs A Chance

Why should women with big breasts only wear bras that look like they belong to their grandma? Have a look at our lovely selection of...

Why should women with big breasts only wear bras that look like they belong to their grandma?

Have a look at our lovely selection of bras from size D and up.

 

Size D & Below

Size D & Up

The Useful Ones

After all, they say beauty comes from within, right?

Sticky Invisible Bra (Up to size J)

“Grabs onto boobs like an excited virgin. Even big boobs! ...I'm a 70F and I've been wearing size G for more than an hour and this bra hasn't fallen off. I'm genuinely stunned. It sticks on easily and stays, but peels off with no residue when you want to remove it.” -

Classic Sports Bra (Up to size 90F)

“...Have you ever put on a bra and thought, "I never want to take this off?" This bra is so comfortable, well-made, with separate molded cups and an easy side-clasp system, I'm immediately going to buy five more -- and you should too.” -

Strapless Bra (Up to size 95D)

“I have never in my life had luck with a strapless bra and I thought they were a scam, but this one works really well and doesn't budge at all.” -

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