It's not uncommon for modern Japanese weddings to combine Shinto wedding traditions with various elements of Western nuptials. Traditionally a Japanese bride would wear a furisode long-sleeve Kimono, but some brides are modifying their garments to add their own unique spin on the traditional Western wedding dress. By folding the sleeves down and tying them into a decorative bow at the back, their Kimonos are suddenly turned into elegant strapless dresses. The best part is that because the alterations are all superficial, the wedding dress can easily be turned back into a Kimono. So instead of having a wedding dress that you wear once and then leave in the closet to collect dust forever, why not try something different? (h/t: rocketnews)

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Kimonos Wedding Dress

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Heather Riseborough 2 months ago

Beautiful

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Ilina Saradinova 2 months ago

to be honest I like the original version better ;) tradition is beautiful :)

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Kevin Van der Heijden 2 months ago

this for me has the best of both worlds, the colours are amazing, and the style really pays tribute to the old traditional garment.

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Clara Bunnell 2 months ago

This one is my favorite

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Nikita Rettke 2 months ago

beautiful color mix

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Nikita Rettke 2 months ago

beautiful patterns and colors

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Rosemary Moreland 2 months ago

I want to get married again, Japanese style! But I'm too old and not Japanese!

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varwenea 2 months ago

The black background of the material carried the design very well.

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varwenea 2 months ago

Oh, I like the one on the right! Simple elegance...