Women in the Tang dynasty (618 to 907) were not just beautiful, they were far more liberal than the women of today. They wore low cut dress, applied beautifully designed red lipstick and adorned with elaborate headgear. They are sexy, so sexy that it is too revealing even for today’s TV audience.
The costumes adopted by the Geishas of Japan originated from the Tang period. In fact, the culture culture of Japan today came almost wholesale from the Tang dynasty, from the tea ceremony to the Tatami mats to the lanterns, etc. to the people… came from the Tang period when waves of immigration followed. Japan is so much a replica of the Tang dynasty that the Chinese joke that they are the fossils of the Tang dynasty.