Kimono Style Guide

Is this your first time trying out kimono fashion? Are you having a hard time deciding between our kimono, robes, fashion & home collections? Worry not: here are some easy tips breaking down all the details you need to know!

Japanese Yukata

SHOP THE LOOK | Red Lilies Yukata

A yukata is essentially a lightweight form of kimono, which is worn casually indoors, or even outdoors during the summer. They are made from thinner, lighter material than the traditional silk kimono, which makes them comfortable and easier to wash. Yukata are usually worn without extra layers, with simple underwear and no tabi socks.

Our yukata are vibrant but also chic, and simple in silhouette, making them ultra easy to customize. Available in standard and plus sizes, and are shipped to you gift-wrapped in Japanese washi paper! Explore our How to Wear Kimono video tutorial and kimono size guide to make sure you know your size and can get ready to hit the street straight away. Also, take a look at our yukata styling tips video tutorial to learn more!

Vintage Japanese Kimono

SHOP THE LOOK | Vintage Silk Kimono

We have handpicked every one-of-a-kind traditional kimono in our vintage collection. We conduct rigorous quality inspection and only select genuine Japanese kimono that are of exceptional value and condition. We are proud of all our vintage silk kimono, which truly embody the rare treasure of wearable art.

Every vintage kimono has been professionally cleaned and is beautifully gift-wrapped in Japanese washi paper. We offer free shipping worldwide for all our vintage kimono.

Washable Japanese Kimono

SHOP THE LOOK | Tancho Crane Kimono

Our washable Japanese kimono are designed by some of the most respected Kyoto makers. Crafted from high-quality polyester, these women’s kimono are thicker with a comfortable inner lining that will keep you warm in the colder months and never lose their shape. They are shipped to you gorgeously gift-wrapped in Japanese washi paper.

Purposefully designed for everyday life, our kimono are easy to put on, and easy to put away too: learn how to fold kimono here.

Obi Belts

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A crucial element to any Japanese kimono is the obi belt. Thick, supportive and the final piece to bring your outfit together, it’s a key player in the world of kimono and yukata. People are often nervous about tying obi, but it's easy: you can learn how to tie an obi belt in two minutes here!

Japanese Setta Sandals

SHOP THE LOOK | Japanese Sandals

Setta are comfortable traditional Japanese sandals hand-woven from soft natural fibers, with cushioned protective soles. They make a great alternative to stiff wooden geta, and can be worn with any Japanese kimono, or perfect as flip-flop for your fashion wardrobe.

What Jackets Go Well With Kimono?

SHOP THE LOOK | Hanten Padded Jacket

The Kurume hanten is the highest quality traditional kimono-style padded jacket for contemporary living.

This hanten padded jacket is carefully handmade stitch by stitch and filled with Kurume cotton padding, which will not slip. This thick natural padding not only retains heat well, but will also puff back up to its original volume with a little warmth from the sun. The lining is also cotton to ensure you will be both warm and comfortable.

Kimono Robes

SHOP THE LOOK | Japanese Gold Robe

Crafted by Kyoto’s renowned kimono makers, these Japanese kimono robes are the perfect choice for those who enjoy the stunning beauty of traditional kimono patterns, and the luxury of tailored loungewear.

Three-quarter length robes are available in size S/M suitable for US sizes 0-12, and L/XL for sizes 14-20. Full-length robes are suitable for US sizes 8-20 and include free shipping anywhere in the world, gorgeously gift-wrapped in Japanese washi paper.

This has to be the most customizable of all the kimono iterations, the knee-length robe with its matching belt can be easily paired with a chic basic outfit for a splash of vibrant color. The premium quality of the cotton-satin means it is very comfortable and makes for a beautiful nightgown or one-of-a-kind loungewear.

Accessories

SHOP THE LOOK | Yuzen Silk Clutch

We carefully curate the best Japanese kimono brands and artists including magnificent silk brocade wallets, makeup bags and clutches by the award-winning Tatsumura Textiles. Take a look at our furoshiki, the finest Japanese wrapping cloths, and the masterpieces of tenugui towels. You also have the option of free shipping to wherever you are in the world on all orders over $99!

The elegant silk clutch above, handcrafted in Kyoto by Tomoko Fujii of RITOFU, showcases the technique of kyo-yuzen, a 17th century method of handpainting kimono fabric unique to Kyoto. An artful blend of Japanese tradition and contemporary fashion; pair this versatile clutch with formal evening wear, casual attire, or even your kimono or yukata.