usually have additional length to allow for a tuck under a belt used to adjust the kimono
to the wearer's convenience.
Measure again from your shoulder to the desired kimono
Due to the floaty (and forgiving) nature of a kimono
, a lot of people avoid them because they feel like they'll get lost in all the fabric.
PS PSBut when it comes to the high street interpretation, simply throwing on a kimono
won't cut it this season - this trend is about taking traditional attire and bringing it bang up to date.
FOR days when it's too hot for coats and too cool for bare arms, reach for a kimono
The entire programme was likened to a fashion show of the most colourful and sophistically designed kimonos
including traditional costumes for festivals and Samurai style.
The final act was simply but effectively staged with a single kimono
hanging on a stand.
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Sitting sedately in chairs, the elderly couple accompanied their grandchildren to a cultural Kimono
fashion show on Thursday night, organised by their daughter Naoko Kishida.
With their elaborate kimono
, white painted faces, red lips and exquisite manners, geisha are traditionally trained from a young age in a range of Japanese arts like classical dance and music, in order to entertain upmarket guests at exclusive teahouses.
Events taking place outside in the courtyard at the Mount Pleasant based venue will be a demonstration of the traditional stringed instrument the Koto by musician Sumie Kent, a haiku workshop, kimono
dressing by Jill Clay and a sushi food demo from Takayasu Takemoto.
The motifs on the exhibitionCOs kimonos
range from almost-abstract rivers capes to relatively realistic close-ups on blooming cherry trees.