Xianxia costume question - Underwear?

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  1. KnightofGlory26

    KnightofGlory26 Well-Known Member

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    hey guys! I'm gonna hijack this thread! you know how immortals get rid of all impurities in their bodies? well most do anyway. well, do female immortals still get periods? i mean they do the function of a period through cultivation right? also does that mean even male cultivators constantly feel like their entire body in on it's period?

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  2. hatoyin97

    hatoyin97 «Aloof Heart» «Rouge Poet»

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    You are Awesome and Wise in the world of Xian Xia!
     
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    readerz One who loves ikemen and bishonen

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    In the Spirit Blade Mountain manhua (adapted from Once Upon A Time, There Was A Spirit Sword Mountain) it's stated that female cultivators have a skill called "Slaying the Red Dragon" or some such and it's for them to control their menstrual period. So probably they still have periods (otherwise they would be infertile) but they control it. Like, once every three months maybe. So most likely they can stop their period when it's inconvenient (like during a mission or test).
     
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    hatoyin97 «Aloof Heart» «Rouge Poet»

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    I likeke the way you quote it Good JOB!
     
  5. ultragunner

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    If you are still wondering, they basically have an inner robe which is basically an oversized towel but on thin fabric in summer (dunno about winter, maybe they layer up?) And over that "innerwear" they use something thicker (still white usually) and then they wear their robes (like a kimono basically) and then a Cloak above that for the slightly colder times. This can get more layered on special occasions like weddings or official events.

    This is partly why they try to avoid close contact with females since it's easy to "brush past" the layers since the ones who wear pants are generally men or the more martially oriented women. They have lots of sashes or 'belts' though 1 for the inner wear, their substitute bras, another for the thicker one above that and at least one more above their outer robes. This is why they need (the nobles anyway) help when dressing up since they need it tight enough to not fall off (some use pins to keep in place) but still be comfortable.
     
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    readerz One who loves ikemen and bishonen

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    Oh, thanks for the info. I was confused since I thought they were wearing a sort of knee length camisole (for women) or undershirt/underpants for men or something like that but the Ze Tian Ji vid had zero inner wear so I was confused.
     
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    Underwear as we know it is basically European. Others have them by necessity but it looks different from what we see them as now
     
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    They are a kind of diapers that they wear which can help them cultivate secret techniques faster....and also to block all the shit they spew.
     
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    readerz One who loves ikemen and bishonen

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    This is the inner wear that Chinese women used to wear. Chinese women still wear this when they need to wear hanfu. I've never worn anything else, apart from modern lingerie, of course.
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    Example clothing

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    Inner wear changes according to which dynasty you come from too

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    Im not sure if they wore underwear underneath, but they wore pants underneath their Hanfu so even if they flew over ppl... You wouldn't get flashed kek
     
  12. RozenKristal

    RozenKristal NUF gender bender Emperor -> Queen

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    There are a few layers for women. You have the inner most that considered as lingerie that cover the breast, then an outer thin layer, after that you have the outer most layer. Depending on the weather, u prob have 3~4 layers.

    Brassier for each dynasty reference here:

    http://news.globalintimatewear.com/Features/6418/The_Charm_of_Ancient_Chinese_Underwear.html

    https://wedriveeast.wordpress.com/2011/02/17/history-of-chinese-undergarments-part-1/

    https://fuckyeahchinesemyths.tumblr.com/post/45087056786/how-to-put-on-hanfu-han-chinese-clothing


    Regarding the bottom part, from many novels that I read, it seems they use loincloth or pants.
     
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    shit i was literally reading an article about fundoshi like a week ago
    as far as i know the eastern folk didn't seem to put anywhere much as near importance behind hiding their accouterments back in the day, unlike the british when they developed breeches for men and hose for women around the 15th century.
     
  14. Zeckzen

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    Well, now we know why the mc see female cultivator flying in the sky while chased by male cultv for a while yet he hadn't caught up with her
     
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    Women don't wear underwear when wearing a kimono or whatever you call it >.>
     
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    RozenKristal NUF gender bender Emperor -> Queen

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    That japanese.