Story of Yanxi Palace is one of the biggest hits this year, with billions of views both in China and worldwide. But beyond the television series, the actresses are style mavens in real life.
The basic premise of the drama takes place in Qing China during Emperor Qianlong’s reign, and it’s a fictitious enactment of the workings and tensions of the inner palace.
We took a look at how these actresses dressed in real life and couldn’t help getting impressed by their style. So we’ve decided to cop a few tips from them and we’re sharing them here with you. (PS: Makeup tips to recreate the looks of Yanxi here!) Swipe on to find out more:
Photos: Actresses’ Weibo
Wu Jinyan, who plays protagonist Wei Yingluo, shows how a cohesive look can be made simply by matching the tones in your makeup to the outfit of the day. In this case, she matched her brownish-orange eyeshadow and lipstick with a similarly coloured top.
Hong Kong actress Charmaine Sheh (Consort Xian) shows us how to wear fall colours well by combining similar tones.
Orange is another fall colour and here’s how to wear it without looking too OTT – by keeping the accessories to the bare minimum.
Here’s an alternative way to rock the pantsuit without it looking too serious.
It’s easy to look washed out in an all-white ensemble. That’s why we love this look from Qin Lan, who plays Empress Fucha Rongyin, as the orange lip adds colour while brightening her features.
Qin Lan paired her statement belt and earrings and striking lime green skirt with a simple black top to keep the ensemble from looking garish.
LBD and diamonds are classics. But the highlight of her look is her tasseled diamante stilettos, which adds a breath of fresh air to the quintessential look.
Tan Zhuo (Consort Gao), is not afraid to make a statement with a floral number and a bold red lip.
Her outfit might be full of prints but its simple white colour keeps the pattern subdued, modern and wearable.