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Underwear for kimono and yukata

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When you get suitable underwear, you can make an ideal foundation for your kimono appearance.

Select better underwear for you

I usually wear functional underwear. I select them depending on the temperature.

They are very useful.

If you have sensitive skin, please use ones made of natural materials.

Select better undergarments for you.

The following is the list of underwear for kimono.

 

list of undergarments

 

Be sure to choose a wide-necked upper underwear. 

If not so,  people can see it, and your charms will be reduced.

The beauty around the neck is one of the most attractive points of kimono.

 

Underwear for the bust

You can use a bra or sport bra with no padding instead of “wasou” bra for kimono.

“Wasou” Japanese bra is a functional brassiere to make the bust flat.

Do you know the reason why I say “Use a bra with no padding”?

Making a flat body makes you good look in kimono and easy to wear because Kimono is one sheet of fabric. That’s why you don’t need to be curvy body.

 

 

How to put on “yukata” slip

When you visit Japan and go to kimono shops for rent, please remember how to put on “yukata” slip. The slips are used there.

Look at the followings.

Put a slip on.1.Put a slip on.

 

Align the back center.2. Align the back center.

 

covering the body with the right side3.While covering the body with the right side, pass the right side string through the hole on the left side.

 

Cover the bust deeply4.Cover the bust deeply and slide the string’s ends to the back.

 

Cross them on the back.5.Cross them on the back.

 

Bring them back to the front.6.Bring them back to the front.

 

Tie a knot.7.Tie a knot.

 

Tuck the ends in.8.Tuck the ends in.

Okay ladies, good job!

Is the position of the collar symmetrical?

Pull the sleeves to the wrist side so that the neckline of the underwear does not come from yukata or kimono.

 

Slip's hole

 

Almost all customers visiting kimono rental shops don’t know how to put on a yukata slip correctly even Japanese girls.

But it’s very easy to understand because they don’t wear it as daily wear.

Wearing kimono is an exciting event for them…and you?

 

 

How to put on “hadajuban”

“Hadajuban doesn’t have any strings! What should I do?”

I often hear the voice like that.

肌襦袢を着る正面/hadajuban

 

Put on hadajuban and align the back center.

Cover the bust deeply and equally.

Did you? Okay, that’s the just size for you!

Cotton has frictional force. Hadajuban is made of cotton. So you don’t need any string!

Also cotton absorbs perspiration well and makes you feel good. It is also good to keep right position of “nagajuban” undergarment.

 

肌襦袢を着る後/hadajuban back

If you want to take a wide space at the nape,  you hold the hem of hadajuban (dotted line) with both hands and pull at the same time.

To make the back flat, put a towel or thin pad on the back.

 

 

What is susoyoke?

“Susoyoke” is just like a wrapped petticoat mainly to correct the figure and protect the lower body.

The best material for susoyoke is bemberg. 

Bemberg does not generate static electricity even in winter.

 

 

How to put on “susoyoke”

These images are slightly strange..but no problem!

裾よけ付け方11.”Susoyoke”‘s length should be shorter than the length of the “nagajuban”. Align the cotton part to the lower belly.

 

裾よけ付け方22.Align the left side in position and open half.

 

裾よけ付け方33.Cover the body with the right side. Bring the right side to the hip bone, raise your hand a little. If there is excess cloth, turn it back. When the position is determined, stick the right side tightly with the left side.

 

裾よけ付け方44.While covering the body with the left side, pull the cotton part just beside and tighten the lower belly. Pull up the root of the string.

 

裾よけ付け方55.Pull up both of the string’s roots. The hem becomes narrow by doing 4 and 5 and look good.

 

裾よけ付け方66. Fold the roots of the strings down, slide the ends of the strings to the back, and cross the ends behind. The position of the strings settle down by folding the roots down.

 

裾よけ付け方77.Bring them back to the front and make a knot. Do not overtighten the strings.

 

8.Tuck the ends of the strings in to make them difficult to unwind.

 

 

Susoyoke around the waist

Look at the photos.

Roughly wrapping “susoyoke” is no problem but wrap around the lower belly tightly keeping fabric’s tension. It gives you a good posture.

JAPANESE

裾よけを選ぶ 素材は静電気の起きにくいものが良いです。 ベンベルグ! 特に冬はそれ以外のものには必ず静電気除けスプレーをします。しないと歩くたびにもたついてイライラが増します。 私の裾よけヘビーローテーションは夏でも透け[…]

裾よけを付ける。
JAPANESE

下着は和装用でも洋装用でも自由です。 「洋装の下着を着てその上に着物を着る。」 和服と洋服の二重生活だった頃からそれは当たり前だったそうです。うそつき襦袢もその頃(1938)からあったそうです。 だから今もそれでも良いので[…]

着物の下着/underwear for kimono

 

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