A traditional Vietnamese dress worn by guests at weddings, women who work at shops, and school girls. The dress, which has long sleeves and a high collar, is sometimes worn with trousers. It is very tight-fitting and reveals the contours of a woman’s body while covering all of her skin. It is a variation of Chinese dresses, which Vietnamese women adopted and revised in the 1930s.
Ao dai Term Timeline in A Rumor of War
The timeline below shows where the term Ao dai appears in A Rumor of War. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.