Simple, yet charming, graceful and elegant, áo dài was designed to praise the slender beauty of Vietnamese women. The dress is a genius combination of ancient and modern. It shows every curve on the girl's body, creating sexiness for the wearer, yet it still preserves the traditional feminine grace of Vietnamese women with its charming flowing flaps. The simplicity of áo dài makes it convenient and practical, something that other Asian traditional clothes lack. The waist-length slits of the flaps allow every movement of the legs: walking, running, riding a bicycle, climbing a tree, doing high kicks. The looseness of the pants allows comfortability. As a girl walks in áo dài, the movements of the flaps make it seem like she's not walking but floating in the air. This breath-taking beautiful image of a Vietnamese girl walking in áo dài has been an inspiration for generations of Vietnamese poets, novelists, artists and has left a deep impression for every foreigner who has visited the country.