Every once in a while I get a huge amout of inspiration from a precise piece of clothing or object, as opposed to a whole category. This time it's the Ao Dai. I've always been attracted to traditional south-east Asian clothing, but recently I've been favoring the Vietnamese costume, consisting of a tight-fitting silk tunic worn over pantaloons.
It's absolutely stunning on its own, but added to that it gives the wearer such grace and poise things just get better.
The Ao Dai comes in all colors, ranging from a simple, pure white for every-day occasions, to multi-colored, embellished ones for weddings and traditional holidays.
My favorite part of all this is that each Ao Dai is tailored specifically for the wearer, garanteeing a perfect fit each time.