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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Heather Riseborough
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4 years ago

Beautiful

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Cesi Baca
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4 years ago

Beautiful......but the hoop skirt underneath can't be much fun.

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Ilina Saradinova
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4 years ago

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

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Tah Layyah
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4 years ago

historical colors^^ really pretty

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Clara Bunnell
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4 years ago

This one is my favorite

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Nikita Rettke
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4 years ago

beautiful color mix

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Nikita Rettke
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4 years ago

beautiful patterns and colors

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Victoria Vanderwall Tucker
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4 years ago

This is amazing!

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varwenea
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4 years ago

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

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varwenea
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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Heini Ozor
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4 years ago

Wow...

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Elizabeth Reinhart
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4 years ago

Elegant

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Mello
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1 year ago

Oh, my! So gorgeous! The colors pop!

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Zitty Zit
Community Member
1 year ago

Lovely

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Wow Thats A Long Username
Community Member
4 years ago

**first** me wants

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prestoli
Community Member
4 years ago

this looks like the one in #3

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Caitlyn Williams
Community Member
4 years ago

So beautiful, both the dress and the bride.

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Mona Vanaki
Community Member
4 years ago

Can see the fold line on the dress still . Is it normal?

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Rajani Sarasan
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4 years ago

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How come all the dresses are the same boring strapless and bell shaped? It's not extraordinary then, just repeating the same style.

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Claudia Novelo Fragoso
Community Member
4 years ago

Love it!

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Katie Light
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4 years ago

Whoa!

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Regina Ali
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4 years ago

Love the pattern on this one!

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