Home is where the paradise is. Working hard all day along, you get mentally absorbed
and physically tired. Obviously you need a casual, loose dress that you can wear and
roam around doing all sorts of house hold work. Japanese traditional dress kimono
would be a great choice to wear at home, instead of regular night wears. The word
"kimono" means a "thing to wear". Kimono are T-shaped, straight-lined robes worn so
that the hem falls to the ankle, with attached collars and long, wide. These fancy
kimonos are wrapped around the body, always with the left side over the right and tied
at the back by a sash called an obi.
Traditionally kimonos for women are made up of single bolt fabric called a tan.
Entire tan is utilized is making one kimono. There are four main strips of fabric in a
finished kimono—two for covering the body and two for forming the sleeves—with
additional smaller strips for forming the front panels and collar. Since the entire tan is
used in the finished garment without cutting, retailoring can be easily done to fit the
kimono to another person. Silk, silk brocade, silk crepes and satin weaves are used to
make kimono and obi. But in order to satisfy modern needs of less care new fancy
kimonos are fabrics such as rayon, cotton sateen, cotton, polyester and other synthetic
fibres. Such fancy kimonos are less expensive.
There are different types of kimonos for women that are available in market:
Furisode means swinging sleeves. These kimonos are printed with colourful patterns
that cover the entire garment.
Homongi means visiting wear. It is characterized by patterns that flow over the
shoulders, and sleeves.
These are single-coloured kimono that can be worn by women.
Komon means “fine pattern". It is characterized by small, repeated pattern throughout
the garment. This style is more casual.
Edo komon is a type of kimono characterized by tiny dots arranged in dense patterns
that form large designs.
Mofukuis a unisexual kimono that can be worn by both men and women.
Irotomesode is a single-color kimono, patterned only below the waistline.
It is a black kimono patterned only below the waistline.
It has more modest patterns that cover a smaller area—mainly below the waist
The uchikake is either white or very colourful often with red as the base colour.
One has all these styles to choose from. Such variety in style, patterns and colours are
available that you surely would like to try out something new rather than that old and
boring night wears. And these kimonos are so easy to wash and wear that no extra care
is needed for them, the comfort level is extremely high. It gives you the feeling of
freedom, if this article has excited you as much as a new lip colour in market then do
visit the following link to buy some comfort in the form of fancy kimonos.
By: Lalan Shrikam