You think it's easy? Heck no... As usual the web is a
great place to start your research. There are also loads
of places to buy traditional / vintage kimono etc.
You're not as little as you think & the
kimonos are not as big as they look: Remember
kids, you're an American... Most likely fast food fed
instead of rice fed. The Japanese are much smaller
than we Westerners. The Kimonos look like they're
pretty darned big, but looks can be deceiving.
>> You can find some tips
on sizing here...
The Bride: Wow... Be sure to put your shoes
and socks on first, girls! You won't be visiting your
feet again until you get the obi and many layers of
>> Read loads about the
bride's clothes here...
The Groom: The lucky guy gets to dress up in
silk koulats :) He's a comfy fella indeed, unlike
his bride who will some times swell up from being so
tightly bound in her garments and cannot bend over from
all the belts!
>> Read more about the groom's
Folks attending: For those who don't want to
go through the many layers of decking themselves out for
the occasion there is the simple choice of acquiring a
haori from one of the fine vendors on ebay. A Haori is
basically a comfy, usually light weight, silk jacket.
They come in both male and female types and can be very
>> Read more about haori here...
>> Read more about other
women's kimono here...