This well-worn long-sleeve padded chi pao has a typical style of a casual garment which was common in North China during the 1930s and 1940s. Soft-feeling jacquard crepe in smoke grey with small unnoticeable floral patterns was used as outer fabric with plain crepe of the same color as lining. There is also 2.2cm-wide rem covered with same-color glossy satin, revealing the thoughtfulness of the designer in the selection of palette and textile. It is estimated that the original fabric used for this dress had a width of up to 70cm, and that this gown is padded with silk cotton due to its light weight. With a well-trimmed shape, the tailor of this cheongsam took beauty of the feminine figure into consideration while satisfying the need to keep warm.