From the very center of Chinese and Japanese culture comes the kimono robe. The style of the kimono has been adapted throughout the world, and quite literally, the name “kimono” translates in Japanese to “the thing to wear”, and the Chinese word for the kimono, ”gofuku” translates to “clothes of Wu”. KimonoRobe.org hopes to assist you in the quest to find YOUR “thing to wear”. The history of kimonos dates back to the 8th Century and was a cross culture style of dress. JAPAN became influenced by CHINESE culture during the Heian Period of Japan when the custom of elaborate layers of colorful fabric clothing became popular with Japanese women. These became quite elaborate and persons of the royal court could wear up to 16 layers of cloth. KIMONOS were suitable for wear by both women and men. Women’s robes were considered enormously beautiful in the day. Chinese fashions came into style among the Japanese and the overlapping collar became a trend for Japanese women. As time wore on the layers of cloth became minimised and a single kimono, which was formerly considered underwear, began to be worn as an outer garment and was held closed by an “obi” or belt. Since then the basic shape and style of the kimono for both men’s and women’s robes, has remained the same. It was only a matter of time before the kimono robe evolved into the multiple and various contemporary uses made of the style today. A silk kimono, or a terry robe, would be a wonderful idea for a seasonal gift or birthday present, and are often one size fits all, and many robes are unisex so that gender does not matter when it comes to selecting the robe to buy.Superior comfort, quick and easy style and often high quality material and design is the main reason that the kimono style has survived and thrived for many hundreds of years. There is an enormous range of kimonos to choose from when shopping with online stores. Hair accessories, a traditional paper hand-held fan, a paper umbrella, are all popular if you wish to go with the authentic look for a special occasion, or for the modern girl in a kimono dress, accentuate your features with modern makeup and hair styling.
The “happi” is a kimono style short coat originally imprinted by the crest of a Japanese family and worn chiefly by servants of the household. Later they bore the crests of shops and organisations, and eventually were worn as a general uniform such as for firefighters. The happi is now also known as the happi coat, or happy coat. Whether you are looking for a fancy dress costume, or you are just want to be comfortable around the house or pool, you can be assured that a silk kimono robe or kimono bathrobes for both men and women, would be a great and comfortable choice. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for any information
What do you think? Do you like what this designer has done with the kimono robes? There’s not too much can go wrong when you adapt the Kimono to women’s robes.
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