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17 Ripoff ‘Asian Dresses’ That are Are So Awful They’ll Make You Want to Call the Police

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Popular fashion retailers such as ASOS and Pretty Little Thing are notorious for stealing designs from traditional Asian garments and rebranding them as their own. These westernized-versions of Asian dresses are usually worn by non-Asian models, are very revealing and oversexualized (unlike their traditional versions), and are not labeled as what they actually are – qipao or cheongsam.

Every once in a while, these designs will go viral on social media, sparking debates regarding cultural appropriation and drawing in criticism for disrespecting Asian culture while profiting off of cheap knock offs of traditional gowns.