Hi Everyone! Today, I’m sharing pictures of an outfit that my mom made. I requested a simple crop top outfit made from vintage Hmong Chinese embroidery that I bought from someone years ago. To the Hmong sister that sold me the trims, thank you so much!
Hmong Chinese Embroidery
I love that the trims were made on green fabric. Typically, I lean towards pink and baby blue so this is a bit of a variation. The design was based on the short tops that men wear in Laos. My mom argued with me on this so we compromised and added the dab tsho to the back. So it’s more a just a short modern women’s top and not actually a top for men.
I paired my outfit with my trusty white skirt from Nancy’s mom and vintage green sash (You can’t tell but after the photoshoot, there’s some mud on the skirt).
On the bottom of the shirt, I added silver-lined beads and silver accents. Usually, on men’s shirts, they add bells on the side and coins on the bottom. I debated adding more on the sev but I didn’t want the silver to tarnish and ruin the embroidery. I didn’t have enough leftover embroidery to make match leg wraps. Usually, on men’s shirts, they add bells on the side and coins on the bottom. Even my shoes have Hmong Chinese embroidery on them!
:: Outfit Details ::
Crop Top / Tsho
Apron / Sev
:: Photography ::
Thank you for reading! I hope you stay healthy and safe. My next post will feature one of my favorite Hmong Chinese outfits as part of my Hmong Outfit Series. I have a lot of outfits to share and shoots to plan. Make sure you follow my Instagram for sneak peeks of outfits that will be on the blog.