“Ao yem” – the symbol of Vietnamese women

“Ao yem” – the symbol of Vietnamese women

Images of graceful girls in national charming long dress have been a symbol of Vietnam. However, looking back the historic development of national dress, Vietnam not only has “ao dai” but also “ao yem” – the indispensable dress of ancient girls.

Having discussed and mentioned about the question of what is the most clothing in Viet Nam, Ao yem Viet Nam is one of the answers people call name along with ao dai. Although the image of ao dai Viet Nam has engraved in all Vietnamese’s mind in particular and in other foreigners’mind in general when discovering about the fashion and dress of Viet Nam. However, it is an exact shortcoming if we do not mention ao yem- the precursor of ao dai. So today, let’s follow Gonexp.com to discover the wonderful beauty of ao yem Viet Nam.

Ao Yem Viet Nam

Ao Yem Viet Nam

Thorough description about  the image of ao yem Viet Nam

Before going on with the detailed information about ao yem Viet Nam, we would like to give all of you the information about the description of ao yem to anyone who has not seen, tried or experienced ao yem Viet Nam.

Unlike the trend of fashion today, people both men and women, or children have a lot of different options of clothes to choose for each other days. If they don’t want to wear dress, they can choose to wear jeans or shorts. Or if they do not like wearing T-shirt, they can completely choose a shirt instead.

However, ancient girls and women in the previous centuries, previous era had one choice only. And it is ao yem not other things, not other clothes. It is not exaggerated when someone say that ao yem Viet Nam is the first and the foremost clothes for women to choose, and in other word, ao yem is one of the most indispensable dresses of these women.

Having been as important clothes of ancient women, it is said that ao yem Viet Nam has completely unique image. Ao yem is a bit small piece of cloth that has the shape of a square or lozeng. A unique and outstanding of ao yem is a corner of it it designed as a cut with a view to fitting woman’s throat.

The rustic image of ao yem Viet Nam

The rustic image of ao yem Viet Nam

At the top of ao yem, people deliberately design two strings. Moreover, one couple of strings of ao yem Viet Nam is designed in the middle of ao yem. Two of these strings has the same function. One string tie the neck and the other one tie the back. They work together to help women to cover and secure their chest and stomach as well.

Having a through look at ao yem, some people will say that it is very simple, and it has nothing unique and unusual. However, when Vietnamese women wear ao yem, you can see all the lantent beauty it actually has. This may be the beauty of being smooth and silky.

The material that makes ao yem Viet Nam as one of the most wonderful and indispensable clothes of Vietnamese women in ancient era.

To have the not only wonderful but also lantent beauty, ao yem Viet Nam is designed in a both careful and meticulous way. Therefore, it need the combination between the high quality of the designer , the tailor as well, and a very important thing called material.

Ao yem Viet Nam always appears with the image that is the component of a lot of different things such as being fragile, being gentle and being graceful. With the lantent beauty of ao yem, it has gradually become more and more popular among women in the society. As a result, ao yem Viet Nam becomes the useful bridge that can delete the discrimination among different classes in the society.

In other word, no matter how rich you are, and no matter what position you are in, you are deserved to own for yourself at least one dress of ao yem Viet Nam. For example, a daughter of rich family, princess or normal girl, women in the part of rural area can wear ao yem equally.

The history of ao yem Viet Nam

As we all know that each country has its own special things that we call culture, custom., and of course we can not refuse to mention the aspect of fashion in general in dress in particular as one of these special things of each nation, included Viet Nam. Therefore, people who were born and grew up in Viet Nam always feel happy and proud of long standing culture of Viet Nam. To be more important, the things that makes Vietnamese are more proud is the indentity of the clothing which has changed gradually different, not the same in each era.

Ancient women who are very gentle in the dress of ao yem Viet Nam, even when they do the housework or work related to agriculture.

Ancient women who are very gentle in the dress of ao yem Viet Nam, even when they do the housework or work related to agriculture.

Ao yem Viet Nam may be no longer unfamiliar to all of us because of its wonderful beauty. However, we are sure that so many people have not discovered and known about the history of ao yem Viet Nam since it was designed and introduced to the publicity in the first time.

Many people only know that ao yem appeared a long time ago, without knowing exactly the month or year for the first appearance when Vietnamese women wear ao yem as well. However, to be more detailed, ao yem Viet Nam was said to have been appeared for the first time in Ly dynasty. At that time, ao yem Viet Nam was basically and exactly shaped by famous tailor in Viet Nam.

Like everything in the world, ao yem also has some changes to be more suitable with the development of our life and to be more compatible in order to meet the need of women in the society. And this change is actually as a outstanding revolution when there are so much new things, new and unique clothings which come from Western countries entered Viet Nam such as jeans, dress and so on.

And we can assert that the biggest change of ao yem Viet Nam is ao yem’s form. In the 19th century, people design ao yem Viet Nam as one with a piece of fabric shaped square in front of the women’s chest. Further changes about the form of ao yem Viet Nam we do not forget to mention is the part of the neck of ao yem. It has a variety of different types of necks such as the circle one, V-shaping neck or another special one which has the name of “canh nhan”.

The 20th century is seen as one of the most important milestones in the history and the development of ao yem Viet Nam as well because during that time, ao yem came and accessed ro the life of women easily and really fast with the diversity of types of ao yem Viet Nam in all aspects such as form, color, and the material made of ao yem Viet Nam.

Only by seeing the beauty of ao yem Viet Nam has suffered from being on the verge of being out of date and not being used any more. The development of ao yem Viet Nam was down in the early days of the 20th century. At that time, after The Duy Tan reform which is leaded by Phan Chau Trinh, high position of ao yem went down.

Phan Chau Trinh started to encourage women to change themselves into new appearance like Western people. For example, women change their  hair into short hair, change black teeth into the white ones, choose short skirts, or dress to wear instead of ao yem Viet Nam. Therefore, the beautiful image when Vietnamese women wear ao yem gradually disappeared.

The first place for this change to occur is Da Nang in particular and in the Central Viet Nam in general. Day by day, this change has been known better, and it gradually spead out to the others parts around Viet Nam, and finally, it became popular in the whole country.

The new and bright countenance of ancient ao yem Viet Nam

The new and bright countenance of ancient ao yem Viet Nam

The time when we see as the most sorry and sad for beautiful dress and the symbol of the women of Viet Nam- ao yem Viet Nam is the time after the August Revolution in 1945. At that time, people could not see the popularity of ao yem Viet Nam as usual, that seemed like they were loosing their own nation’s traditions and customs as well.

The image of ao yem Viet Nam in new era

Ao yem in the modern life is seen as the soul, the spirit of Viet Nam’s culture. Ao yem Viet Nam plays an important role in creating the spirit for aspect of artist such as poetries, or becoming the symbol of Vietnamese women.

Ao yem Vietnam

Ao yem Vietnam

In the past, ao yem Viet Nam only had the function as the undergarment that is so indispensable for every women in life, and also in the time for doing housework or agricultural work.

Nowadays, ao yem speads  its own beauty and appears in a proud way in large beauty contests which shows the profession and the value of ao yem Viet Nam. By seeing the image above, we can see the gentle, and graceful beauty when Vietnamese women wear ao yem.

The image of ao yem Viet Nam in modern life is showed in fashion runway, beauty contests.

The image of ao yem Viet Nam in modern life is showed in fashion runway, beauty contests.

After all, the appearance of ao yem Viet Nam is permanently one of the most valuable things that Vietnamese women in particular and Vietnamese in general receive. Although ao yem has different historic stages, has up and down, even being out of date in short period of time, ao yem is considered as a symbol that shows the identity for the culture and dress of Viet Nam.

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