These stunning dresses appear to be traditional furisode long-sleeved kimono that have been modified by folding down the sleeves and turning the obi into the bodice of the dress. The colorful patterns of the kimono fabric and the classic look of the white wedding dress go surprisingly well together.
This isn’t simply turning one piece of fancy clothing into another; there is actually a reason for this transformation. Furisode are traditionally an extremely formal kimono that young Japanese women wear during the Coming of Age ceremony when they turn 20. The furisode, which are generally bought by the parents, signifies that the young woman is now an adult and available to be married. Pretty ingenious then that a company, Oriental Wasou, is offering brides the chance to change-up their furisode and officially get married in them.
Whether in a Japanese setting or more European setting, this dress fits any scene.
This dress is the perfect combination of Japanese elegance and European aesthetics.
All it takes is 10 minutes and nothing is permanently altered so you can still keep the furisode as a sentimental keepsake of your swinging single days.
You probably won’t be able to find a better way to transition from not married to married than this transformative look. And on the plus side, you won’t have to shell out the cash for a wedding dress, as anyone who has planned a wedding knows, anywhere you can save a little bit of money will help in the long run.
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