As featured in FT How to spend it magazine in September 2017
This is a big girl's chirimen (crepe) silk kimono which has a soft and smooth touch in good quality silk with enchanting kiku (chrysanthemum) floral design and ougi (fan) in pretty pink and white graphic pattern background.
It has a bachi-eri (folded lapel) and a beautiful oriental red lining. I love the design and colour of the kimono. It's definitely one of my favourites.
It would be stunning to wear and also display as a decorative piece for a room. Dreamgirls is such a charming and attractive piece.
As you can see the measurements on the website, it isn't a very big kimono. I'm usually a UK size 8. The kimono only just closes at the front on me. The sleeves are a little bit short but I don't think you need to worry about that much. It makes lovely very lightweight silk jacket for women.
The kimono is originally young womens kimono so that there is room for the child to grow. As child get bigger, the kimono is let down. This kind of kimonos are usually shorter so it would be great as a long jacket.
This kimono has about 35cm room to make it longer.
It has certain wear and tiny marks, but I don't think they are obvious. as a whole, it is in very good condition for the age. Please check the detail photos and the 'Extra Images'.
Note: This kimono does not come with a belt. If you would like one, please check my casual obi collection on casual-obi-belt.html. Prices start from £7 or £8 for a belt.