Customary Kimono: A Guide to Formal Dress Etiquette


Kimono is known as the public dress of Japan. There are many kinds of customary kimono. Kimono ought to be worn by the event, like formal or easygoing, very much like present day garments. Here, we will present common models for each event.

Scarf less Robe (打掛 Uchikake)

The kimono worn by the lady of the hour for her wedding service. There is the “Shiromuku” (白無垢 spotless white) where the whole kimono is unadulterated white, and “Iro-uchikake” (色打掛 shaded band less robe) that highlights dazzling tones like red and gold. Notwithstanding up-style haircuts, the style may likewise be a customary one called Bunkin Takashimada (文金高島田). Your favored kimono style is coordinated with headwear, like Shiromuku with the Watabōshi (綿帽子 white cotton-material cap) and Iro-uchikake with the Tsunokakushi (角隠し in a real sense horn-concealing cap).

Hanging Sleeve (振袖 Furisode)

The kimono worn by young ladies partaking in the authority transitioning function, and to go to weddings. There are three kinds of furisode separated by the length of the hanging sleeve. The longest is Ōfurisode (大振袖 enormous furisode), then, at that point, Chūfurisode (中振袖 medium furisode) and Kofurisode (小振袖 little furisode). Ōfurisode is viewed as the most proper kimono. Furisode must be worn by unmarried ladies. The Obi (belt) and Zori (thonged shoes) should match the shading and surface of the womens kimono. Hair trimmings ought to be comparative in shading to the kimono and element new blossoms and give a dazzling impression.

Dark Cut Sleeve (黒留袖 Kurotomesode)

The kimono is generally worn by the moms of the lady of the hour and husband to be at weddings and gatherings. The unique trademark is that it is totally dark with an example plan just underneath the knee to the trim. The plans are ordinarily Japanese representative themes like cranes (live for quite some time), pine trees (dependable) and plum blooms (persistence and bearing). It ought to be noticed that this kimono must be worn by wedded ladies, while unmarried ladies should wear furisode and irotomesode (色留袖 shaded cut sleeve). It is standard to wear gold-hued obi and footwear. Likewise, the shoes worn with this kimono ought to have some heel stature. Hair decorations ought to be little and exquisite like minuscule fans and pearls.

Grieving Dress (喪服 Mofuku)

A dark kimono with no example that ladies wear at memorial services and dedication administrations. Indeed, even the obi and footwear are for the most part dark, and the hair trimmings are coordinated with a basic up style.

Customary Kimono ~ Semi-formal Women’s Kimono~

The kimono that can be utilized for festivities like entry services and taking an interest in weddings functions. As far as present day garments go, it is identical to a suit.

There are many sorts of semi-formal kimonos, very much like the conventional ones. Here we will Introduce common kimonos worn in semi-formal events.

Shaded Cut Sleeve (色留袖 Irotomesode)

The kimono is worn when going to a wedding as a family member, or going to a party. The characterizing trademark is that the chest area is plain with the themes restricted to the part underneath the knee to the fix. There are many shading varieties, for example, dusty pink and cool blue to pale purple. The obi is typically shaded gold or silver or a similar shading as kimono. Zori shoes ought to have a high heel, and the strap and base ought to be a similar shading, like gold or white, and light hued polish. Hair decorations ought to be little and rich like small fans and pearls.

Visiting Dress (訪問着 Hōmongi)

The kimono is worn when going to functions like kids’ entry and graduation services, or weddings as welcomed visitors. With these kimonos, The unique theme design configuration is fused on the chest area like shoulders and chest just as the trim. The obi contrasts relying upon the event; for instance gold for a wedding and comparable shadings to the kimono for a graduation function. Zori additionally contrasted contingent upon the event.

 Easygoing Women’s Kimono ~

The kimono worn in day-to-day existence. In terms of present day garments, it is identical to a pullover or polo shirt.

The “Komon” (小紋 rehashed designed) kimono, which is an example colored kimono with rehashed designs all through, and the “fleece” and “cotton” kimono, which are not difficult to clean, are ideal for ordinary shopping and strolling around the city. A yukata for summer is one more variation of the easygoing kimono.