Uchikake ~ a highly formal kimono worn by a bride or at a stage performance. It is supposed to be worn outside the actual kimono (called kakeshita or kosode) and obi (sash), as a sort of coat.

UCHIKAKE started to be worn by the high-class samurai family women in the Muromachi era Since then it's recognized as a wedding kimono.

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Japanese Fashion - Kimono- NOTE THE SHAPE especially the layering at the v-neck with thin silks and the petal furling of the robe and skirt. Also, sleeves add an interesting scarf/shawl/wrap dimension and could move interestingly.

Wedding 和装

Want to find a way to incorporate japanese traditional kimono into an alice inspired wedding


Kimono and their History

Evolution of Japanese Fashion. Japanese Traditional Dresses include kimonos, hakama, yukata and jūnihitoe. Modern clothing in Japan, Modern Japanese Dressing is a mixture of Japanese and Western styles.