Clothing or jewelry
Well, my favorite clothing is a traditional costume called Qi Pao. Qi Pao is a type of women's dress that originated from the Manchus when they dominated China during the Qing dynasty .
I'll just give you a brief description. The dress is slim cut to show the elegant female figure. The length varies but most traditional ones are down to the ankle. It is tightly bound at the end. Qi Pao is high collared. Usually it is made of silk, and the pattern on it also varies from birds, to flowers, to butterflies. They reflect the traditional Chinese art. It is often worn during festivals or wedding ceremonies. Also at many tourist areas you can put one on and then get photos done of yourself.
The reason I choose this as my favorite costume is that it reflects the elegance of Chinese women. It reminds us of our past in many ways,and not always in a flattering way. What I mean is that it is somewhat symbolic of the repressive way that women were treated in the Qing dynasty before we achieved liberation. The dress itself is not really that comfortable to wear from what I've.heard,and in some ways, I guess you could say that its purpose was to restrict the movements of women. On the other hand, one has to admire the great beauty and simplicity of the dress.