Chinese clothing saw a rapid development during the Wei，Jin，and Southern and Northern dynasties (220—589). Some time before 265，the cultures and esthetic views of the peoples in north and south China merged because of the moves initiated by frequent wars. Many philosophicalschools of thought influenced both people's lives and the conceptions of clothing design. The Tang Dynasty (618—907) wrote most brilliant page in the history of Chinese clothing. People's clothes were more varied than before because the state was more open to the outside world and people became more cosmopolitan in their thinking. The clothes for women could be called fashionable because they changed rapidly and were showy. When a new style came out,many people took to it.
About Clothes Texture
Clothes are different not because of their style and design,but because of the cloth texture too. With the development of silk dyeing industry, silk clothing is various in color and so they are called in many ways, such as “绢（juan)，缣（jian)，素（su)，纨（wan)，纱（sha)，绡(xiao)，绸(chou)，罗 (luo) ” ,etc. These words tell how silk are made and dyed in various ways and,at the same time, show also the class difference when people are dressed in different silk.