Japanese Brides Transform Their Traditional Kimonos Into Stunning Wedding DressesBy Vika https://pictolic.com/en/article/japanese-brides-transform-their-traditional-kimonos-into-stunning-wedding-dresses
Japan is a country where centuries-old traditions are very often intertwined with modern fashion trends. One of the most interesting current style trends is the redesign of the traditional Japanese bridesmaid attire. Instead of coming to the wedding ceremony in a kimono or a European cut wedding dress, some girls have found an interesting compromise.
1. Surprisingly, it only takes 10 minutes to transform a traditional kimono into a wedding dress. This gives the bride more time to prepare for other wedding chores, such as looking for a wedding host or ordering a wedding cake.
2. According to custom, the bride is supposed to wear a furisode - a kimono with long sleeves. However, Japanese fashionistas have learned to modify this outfit so that it looks like a modern wedding dress, but at the same time retaining the spirit of the good old Japanese traditions.
3. Furisode usually has bright colors and beautiful patterns, it perfectly emphasizes youth and femininity. However, it does not look like a modern dress.
4. One of the main features of furisode is the wide and long hanging sleeves, which undoubtedly look very elegant.
5. By the way, by tying the furisode sleeves to make it look like a wedding dress, the girl also puts a symbolic meaning into it - that they are larger, the more the bride is not available for courtship.
6. The creators of the new furisode style wrote on their website that their mission is to preserve and expand the history of the traditional kimono, but at the same time bring a touch of modernity to the tradition.
7. Updated furisode goes well with traditional men's wedding attire.
8. It also looks very good as an addition to the groom's suit or tuxedo.
9. This is how it looks from the back - the sleeves are gathered into an elegant bow.
10. Despite the popularity of the new style, its future in the country of established traditions looks uncertain. Only time will tell whether the new dress will take root, or whether Japanese women will gradually return to the classic furisode.