In the Mood for Love is in every way possible thorough in its aesthetics; from the red color scheme, impeccable lighting and its costumes, the tone of the film is nothing but graceful. Especially the traditional Chinese dresses, cheongsams, fitted with small changes and worn by Maggie Cheung, always seem to fit like a glove in beautiful variations of fabrics like silk, and match perfectly with her hair worn up in a 1960's hairstyle.
There's something very seductive about the way Li-zhen carries herself in her dresses, but it never seems to cross the barrier from romantic to bluntly sexy. It's constantly tasty and poised whenever she walks down a narrow alley in Hong Kong to get her noodles, always looking graceful and stylish, even though it is just noodles she's getting.
Remarkable outfit: The beautiful off-white cheongsam with daffodils that Li-zhen wore late in the film.