I attended a dinner recently and actually saw it being put in action. This lady attended the dinner in this outfit. You can see her bag. The colour matches the green on the dress. Her shoes too matched the bag colour to a T.
Honestly, I did not think it looked awful. I suppose it fit her style and she could pull it off. Her cheongsam was actually quite interesting looking. The back was bare so it was a halter-neck style with a mandarin collar. If I had the figure to wear something this figure hugging at her age, I would too!
Flaunt it if you have it eh?