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Padding for wearing kimono

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Why do you adjust the body line?

Why do you make the body flat by using padding?

This is because we need to make the body line straight.

Why do you do so?

Look beautiful!

Kimono has no buttons and zippers. When putting on it, we just use a few strings and an obi sash. In addition, kimono looks like one sheet of fabric. It isn’t elastic.

Therefore, your flat body is suitable for wearing a kimono.

You can put on it easily and you look beautiful.

 

It is the same as corsets and girdles to make the body lines look good, however, they make curvy lines.

 

In kimono, making the body lines look straight is needed.

Another positive point of padding is to be a cushion to prevent from strings’ digging into the body.

When wearing kimono for formal occasions, I would like to dress up perfectly, but I usually want to wear casual kimono and yukata relaxed.

It is recommended to use padding if necessary.

 

 

Do I need to adjust my body lines?

Where are the dents and bumps on the body?

補整箇所 横/dents and bumps on the body

Pink parts are dents where should be added pads. Blue parts are bumps where should be flattened.

 

 

補整箇所 正面/dents

Also pink parts are dents where should be added pads.

 

 

ideal body line

This is an ideal body line for wearing kimono!

 

 

At first, adjust with underwear

For bust, there is a brassiere called “wasou brassiere”.

It is helpful to wear kimono and easy to smooth your bust line.

You can get one online.

Also “susoyoke” plays a role of padding and a girdle.

Refer to : Underwear for kimono and yukata

Wasou bra and susoyoke

This dress form wears a “wasou” bra and “susoyoke” or a wrapped petticoat.

 

 

How to fold towels for padding

When wearing yukata, padding is required on at last the waist and back.

 

towels for padding

a. Put the first towel sideways.

b. Fold into half.

c. Put the second towel sideways.

d. Fold both ends toward the center. The center opens a little.

e. Fold it into half.

f. Put b. on top so that the lower end of e.

g. Fold down the top part of the e. Pinch the folded “wa” part with a clip.

 

 

How to put towels on  your body as padding 

タオル補整1/adjustment 11. Put the towel on your back so that the clip is centered.

 

タオル補整2/adjustment 22. Wrap the towel around the waist, Clip the center of a string and the towel..

 

タオル補整3/adjustment 33. Cross the string behind.

 

タオル補整4/adjustment 44. Twist the string twice in front.

 

タオル補整5/adjustment 55. Tuck the ends of the string in.

 

タオル補整6/adjustment 66. Take the clip away and finished. A side view of the body. The left side is the front and the right is the back.

 

  • Do not tighten the string. Tie it like fitting the body.
  • Be sure to put the string over the towels.
  • Please be careful not to make the waist too thick, so use white thin towels.

 

 

Padding for the decollete part

鎖骨周りの補整/Padding for decollete

Use a pad or cotton for the dents.

In the photo, the pad is attached with a double-sided tape.

In the case of self-dressing, it is difficult to put the towel on, because it absolutely slips off.

 

 

胸周り補整/Padding for the underbust

Fold a mini towel into a triangle and put it in the dent of the chest to make it even.

 

JAPANESE

自分でする補整です。=自装 まい吉の考えですが、 「補整とは、体の線を整えて衣服を着た姿を美しく、更に魅力的に見せる手段。」ではないかと。 和装、洋装共に目的は同じですが、違うのは何を美しさの基準とするかですね。例えるなら[…]

補整 ガラス瓶とこけし/padding

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