c1932 Dress "The modern qipao (or cheongsam in Cantonese) was developed in Shanghai in the mid-1920s and was popularized by wealthy socialites. It was much more fitted than the original loose-fitting qipao." | The Met
This would work for something to wear. I have always liked the Kimono. It is simple, but beautiful. Form fitting, but comfortable. Silk is always a bonus in my book... It breathes well and feels light and airy.