Kimono is a well known traditional Japanese garment. In Japanese, it literally means a thing to wear translated as ki for wear, mono for thing. A kimono now, is recognised as women’s fashion wear and can be either a top worn over jeans, leggings, trousers or even a skirt as well a full length dress.
They are straight lined robes with full length, long and wide sleeves. Kimonos can be sometimes secured with a sash if desired tied at the back or the side of the garment. A traditional kimono is the uchikake kimono which is the red coloured cloth with the print of dragons and birds that we are all familiar with.