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Cheongsam Definition

Cheongsam - Cantonese for QiPao's (Chinese Dresses) or long dress. Traditional dress worn by Chinese often made of silk and custom made. Comes with a High, stiff collar (Mandarin Collar) and closed with Frog Knotts/Buttons and usually comes below the knee with a slit on the side. See also history of QiPao - Chinese Dresses

Traditional Cheongsam Picture from 1904 from Hong Kong.  The modern Cheongsam is more form fitting.