What is casual kimono? Coats and jackets transformed from Japanese clothes

Introducing kimono casual coordination! Wear a kimono casually as an outerwear with a jacket or coat

Opportunities to see young people wearing kimono casually on the street have increased. At first glance, kimono seems to be difficult to wear. I often hear people say that it was surprisingly easy to wear it once they tried it. For starters, it might be a good idea to wear a kimono instead of a coat or jacket. Here, I will explain about kimono that can be used casually.

What is a kimono coat

When you go out wearing a kimono, having a coat that protects your precious kimono from dirt and the cold is very useful. Until a long time ago, it was bad manners to go out wearing a obi. It was considered good manners to wear a jacket because it was thought that if you went out like that, you would stain your obi and kimono, and that it would be considered rude to show your luxurious obi.

Just as there are scenes in which it is essential to wear a jacket as a formal dress, there are also cases where it is considered good manners to wear a haori as a formal dress with a kimono. However, nowadays there is almost no tendency to consider wearing an obi as a bad manners, and coats are focused on functions such as protection against the cold and stains.

It is also used as an item that allows you to casually enjoy the fashion of a kimono. The season to wear a coat is generally said to be from "when the autumn leaves change color to when the cherry blossoms fall". From around autumn when it gets a little chilly to around November to April before spring arrives.

When we think of a coat, we tend to think of it as something that is worn to protect against the cold, but that is not the case with a kimono. Until a long time ago, people wore coats not only in the cold season, but also in the hot season. However, rather than thick ones, it seems that thin materials and cool looking ones were used.

Even today, it is useful as a countermeasure against air conditioning in the summer and as a sunshade, and it can also be used as a fashionable item. By incorporating an excellent coat into your outfit as a stylish piece of clothing, it will become a focal point of your outfit, and you will be able to enjoy a higher level of fashion with a kimono.

Explanation of casual kimono

casual kimono

Until a while ago, kimono was considered a high hurdle and was worn on special occasions such as coming-of-age ceremonies and weddings. The reason is that you can't wear a kimono by itself, and you need accessories and clothes specifically for kimono, such as obi, tabi, nagajuban, and underwear.

In addition, the method of dressing, the method of folding after wearing, the method of storage, etc. are different from Western clothes. As a result, it took a lot of time and effort, and it was not possible to wear it casually like western clothes.

Recently, however, a new style of casual kimono called “casual kimono” or “preta kimono” has appeared, and kimono has become more familiar. Here, we will explain casual kimono for those who want to enjoy kimono casually.

What is casual kimono?

When you think of a kimono, you might think of it as being made of silk and delicate, but casual kimonos are often made of polyester or cotton, and are cheaper and easier to handle than silk kimonos. Also, silk kimonos are delicate fabrics, so once worn, they must be dried in the shade and sent to the dry cleaners for washing.

However, casual kimonos are made of durable fabric and many can be washed at home. There are many kinds of patterns and colors, and it is also attractive to be able to enjoy wearing something different from usual, such as vivid colors and patterns reminiscent of Taisho romance. For these reasons, more and more people, both men and women, are adopting kimono as their everyday wear.

Modern coordination incorporating kimono

Recently, more and more people are combining kimono and western clothes. In particular, outerwear such as coats and jackets that are arranged from kimono are easy to incorporate and go well with any style, so it is recommended for those who are new to kimono. There are other styles such as skirts and tops, so it would be a good idea to start with something that is easy to incorporate into your everyday fashion.

Kimono coat type

Even with the same kimono, the atmosphere changes greatly depending on the coat you wear. What kind of coats are there to match with kimono? We will introduce each type in detail.


Haori, which is a standard jacket, is equivalent to a jacket or cardigan in Western clothing. It is good manners to take off your regular coat indoors, but you can wear haori indoors. Since it is basically used for everyday wear, it can be used as a casual outing like a jacket.

The length of the haori has changed according to the fashion of the times, and now longer lengths are the mainstream. Shorter lengths give a more casual look.

Arriving on the way

A casual outing coat with a collar that extends to the length of the hem. It has become popular in recent years because it is easy to put on and take off. There are many types that are tied with decorative cords, and it is also attractive that you can enjoy your favorite design from among various types.

Depending on the material, it can also be worn as formal wear for formal occasions, but basically it is for casual and fashionable wear.

poncho cape

A poncho or cape can be easily worn with a kimono without worrying about the length of the sleeves. It is easy to wear because it has no sleeves, and it is gaining popularity for its voluminous and cute design. If it matches the color and pattern of the kimono, it is a convenient outerwear that can be used with other clothes for everyday use.

Japanese coat

A kimono coat is a coat with wide sleeves and collars to match the kimono. Considering the obi, the back is made loose, and it can be said that it is a coat for kimono.

The material is similar to that of a Western coat, made from warm and sturdy materials such as wool, making it ideal for traveling in cold weather or spending time outdoors. Since it is for outdoor use, it is good manners to take it off before entering the room.

shawl stole

Shawls and stoles that can be worn over the shoulder without putting the sleeves through can be worn in a casual setting. It can be easily put on like a muffler and is convenient to carry. The impression changes just by putting it on, and it is a very convenient item that can be used with both kimono and Western clothes.

In the winter, you can layer it over a haori to make it warmer and accent your outfit. A larger size is recommended.

How to choose a ladies kimono coat

It is common to choose a kimono that is suitable for the scene in which it will be worn, and that has colors, patterns, and materials that match the season. For casual occasions, you can wear whatever you like.

Here are some tips for choosing a kimono coat.


The point is to choose the coat considering the color matching with the kimono. If you choose a slightly toned-down coat for a brightly colored kimono, the kimono will stand out more. If your kimono is a darker color, choosing a lighter coat will make your kimono stand out. If you use the same color for the kimono and coat, you will have a calm and unified look.

If you are unsure, choose a chic color that is easy to match with any kimono regardless of age.


The atmosphere of the coat changes depending on the material. In the spring and summer, you can wear light and thin materials, and in the fall and winter, you can combine warm materials to create a stylish and seasonal look.

wearing scene

For formal occasions where formal attire is required, you need to be careful when choosing a kimono and coat. Let's choose a court with priority on manners appropriate for the occasion. For regular outings, you are free to choose whatever you like.


The combination of patterns and patterns can also be coordinated by matching the color of the kimono and the color of the haori pattern. A black haori with a pattern is easy to match with any color kimono, and it is an item that can be worn with women's outfits.

How to choose a men's kimono coat

When it comes to kimono, there is a tendency to have an image for women, but there are also kimono coats for men. By wearing a coat for men, the coordination is tightened and it is possible to give a neat feeling.

The method of choosing is basically the same as for ladies, but if you are unsure about which coat to choose for men's kimono, we recommend plain ones. The same color as the kimono is good, but if you change the tone a little or make the color brighter and darker, the charm of the kimono will be more attractive.

Here are some recommended coats for men's stylish dressing.

tonbi coat

It is a coat designed like a long cape. It originated in Scotland, but has spread in Japan due to its high practicality. The large sleeves of the kimono do not get in the way, and it is popular as a coat that is both practical and fashionable. If you get lost, Tombi coat is an item without a doubt.

square sleeve coat

Kakusode coat is the most popular Japanese coat for men. The sleeves are the same shape as the kimono and are wide open so you can put them in while wearing the kimono. The collar has a basic design with a stainless collar, making it a coat that can be used for a wide range of occasions, from everyday use to formal occasions.

In recent years, there are many coats that can be worn in both Japanese and Western styles. Find your favorite items and enjoy kimono coordination.

Kimono x casual coordination! Wear it like a coat or jacket for a stylish look

Japanese clothes and clothes coordination

With the advent of casual kimono, kimono can now be worn casually. In particular, cotton kimonos have good water absorption and are comfortable to wear, as well as being durable and inexpensive. Wool and polyester kimonos, which have appeared relatively recently, have many variations in patterns such as dots, checks, solid colors, and monotones, in addition to traditional patterns such as lattices, so you can choose a kimono as if you were choosing clothes. became.

How to wear a mix of Japanese and Western styles

Now that kimonos have become more familiar, coordinating Japanese clothes with Western clothes and items that arrange Japanese clothes into Western clothes are attracting attention. A particularly popular method is to wear a haori or kimono as an outer layer, just like a coat or jacket.

Haori can be worn like a jacket, so even if you don't know how to wear it, you can easily wear it. When wearing nagagi as a coat, it is best to wear it with the front open. The casual style of cut and sewn pants can be changed just by putting on a long kimono, giving it a different look from your usual outfit.

You can also enjoy a casual mix of Japanese and Western styles by simply adding accessories such as hats, boots, belts, and bags to your kimono. It will also help create a modern atmosphere.

It is also recommended to arrange it into a skirt.

One of the items that we would like you to try is a skirt that is arranged with a kimono. There are many variations of patterns that are unique to Japanese clothes, which are not found in Western clothes, and are perfect for those who want to wear fashion that does not overlap with other people. At first, you may find it difficult to wear clothes that are arranged from a kimono, but once you try it on, it will be just the right accent and you will be able to wear it surprisingly naturally, so please give it a try.

Go to WEAR 2.5 for kimono arrangement items that can be worn casually

With the appearance of casual kimono, kimono style has become familiar. Recently, among fashionable people, the style of remaking kimono is attracting attention. WEAR 2.5 is a brand that sells items that arrange Japanese clothes so that you can easily wear a kimono as if it were a western style outfit.

It was born from the desire to let people know the charm of Japanese clothes and to make it easy for modern people to use while preserving the design of Japanese clothes. It has been well received in terms of design and functionality. If you are interested in kimono-arranged jackets and coats, please try it once.

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