Various Types of Kimono for Women and When to Wear Them

Did you have any idea that there are various styles of kimono for ladies to wear during various events? What’s more, that wedded ladies and single ladies ought to wear various sorts of kimonos? 

The universe of Japanese conventional pieces of clothing is a complex one, so before you pick your kimono, we should examine a portion of the kinds accessible. With this rundown of distinct sorts of kimono for ladies, you make certain to know which kimono is ideally suited for each event!

Sorts of Kimono for Women


“Uchikake” are profoundly formal kimonos just utilised as bridalwear or during conventional shows, for example, kabuki. “Uchikake” alludes just to the external layer of the customary wedding clothing for ladies which frequently involves dazzling red or white as ground colors representing resurrection as a spouse. Uchikake are additionally enhanced with weaving, embellished by utilising various strategies, for example, “shibori” (tie-colouring) and “surihaku” (dazzling gold or silver foil on texture.)

As it is worn over the real kimono and doesn’t need to be attached with an “obi” belt, the pamper themes cover the whole pieces of clothing with propitious pictures, for example, cranes, turtles, phoenixes, pine trees, bamboo, plum blooms, and bull trucks. A uchikake kimono is likewise custom fitted to be one size longer than the kimono worn inside it, with the goal that it can trail along the floor. 

In this manner, to forestall wear, it is furnished with a thick cushioning of rolling along the trim. The especially thick and long fix likewise makes the wearer look taller thanks to a stunt of improved point of view.


“Shiromuku” are wonderfully weaved, unadulterated white-on-white uchikake kimonos worn by ladies for customary Japanese Shinto wedding services. It is an exceptionally resplendent, long kimono that is viewed as Japan’s most esteemed sort of conventional wedding dress. As with the uchikake, the wedding troupe of a shiromuku incorporates matching frill, for example, the “katsura” (marriage hairpiece), “kanzashi” (hair decorations), a “suehiro” (collapsing fan), a “hakoseko” (a kind of cosmetics pocket), and a “kaiken” (a short knife that a samurai ladies had for self-protection). The lady of the hour likewise wears a “tsunokakushi” (white rectangular wedding headpiece) or a “wataboshi” (white marriage hood which is just worn with shiromuku). Ladies could frequently wear a shiromuku during the genuine wedding function and later change into an “iro uchikake” (shaded uchikake) for the wedding party.


“Furisode” are the most conventional style of kimono worn by youthful, frequently unmarried, ladies in Japan. You can detect a furisode by its long-hanging sleeves which range between 80 cm and 114 cm long. “Ofurisode” (enormous furisode), which have a sleeve length of around 114 cm, are frequently worn by ladies at wedding parties as an option to iro uchikake. The sleeve length of “chu furisode” (medium furisode) is around 100 cm. This is the kimono Japanese ladies generally wear for their transitioning function, yet it can likewise be utilised as a proper kimono by unmarried visitors going to wedding services, formal gatherings, or different sorts of services including graduations when it is worn along with “hakama” (gasp like piece of clothing worn over a kimono.)


Normally worn by wedded ladies, “tomesode” are exceptionally formal kimono with sleeves that hang more limited and are embellished with a complex persistent example called “eba moyo” put corner to corner on the lower part of the piece of clothing along the sew, no matter what the creases. There are two sorts of tomesode, “kurotomesode” (dark tomesode) and “irotomesode” (hued tomesode.)


The “irotomesode” is a tomesode with a base variety other than dark. The degree of convention relies upon the quantity of peaks. With five peaks, it is viewed as formal as kurotomesode. On the off chance that it has three peaks, it tends to be worn for semi-formal events while one peak makes it reasonable for additional casual occasions like entry and graduation functions. Contrasted with the kurotomesode, the irotomesode is a kimono that can be worn for a more extensive scope of purposes and isn’t confined to wedded ladies. Family members, other than the moms of the lady of the hour and lucky man, could decide to wear an irotomesode with five peaks at the wedding and gathering, while different visitors could select an irotomesode with one to three peaks. It can likewise be worn at formal gatherings, giving of praises, and visits to the majestic royal residence.

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