We call a kimono jacket a Haori. The haori jacket is a traditional Japanese garment that is fluid and light that is worn over a kimono. During the Edo era, kimono jackets were worn by samurai and geisha.
In summer or at home, the Haori kimono can be worn with shorts to look like a Japanese Women Kimono. The women's kimono jacket is a traditional piece of clothing that is fashionable in the land of the rising sun. Japanese designs are original and colorful.
Since the 2000s, this Japanese outfit has become popular under the influence of women's fashion and Japanese trends. This type of clothing is timeless and can still be worn today both in mid-season and in winter!
Below you will find our 3 tips for wearing these women's jackets...
How do I wear a kimono jacket for women?
Our kimono jackets all have a straight cut so that they can match all figures and body types. We chose cotton, polyester, satin, viscose or synthetic fabrics. The sleeves are long or short depending on the model.
We recommend putting on the Japanese Haori with simple denim shorts and a T-shirt for a bohemian style. Wear this Japanese jacket with a small-knit hoodie for a streetwear style.
To push the authenticity of your wardrobe even further, wear your jacket over a female Japanese kimono! We also offer a large selection of Yukata. It's a light kimono !
For a traditional geisha outfit, we recommend adding a pair of Geta sandals and Tabi socks!
When to wear a women's kimomo jacket?
The kimono jacket is a great iconic Japanese outfit to have in your wardrobe. It is an ideal garment to go to the beach in summer. Wear it over a swimsuit or wear it over to go to a festival! To have an authentic Japanese style, we recommend that you wear a women's kimono jacket in a traditional way.
If you are going to Tokyo, go to the Harajuku district. It is the center of Japanese fashion. The Harajuku Girls are a perfect blend of traditional Japanese clothing and more classic Western clothing.
To take part in an evening, we recommend that you wear a long and simple kimono with a pair of heels or pumps. The fluidity of the long jacket will highlight the length of your legs! Do not hesitate to wear a belt to mark your figure and adjust your waist! Put on beautiful slim jeans to highlight your legs even more for a formal and elegant outfit!
If you like streetwear and sportswear clothing , the Haori jacket can also be worn for a casual look because the cut is loose, comfortable and casual. Wear this Japanese-style jacket with blue jeans or raw jeans.
The women's Haori kimono is also a Japanese homewear ideal to wear when you get out of the bath or shower. The softness of the fabric has made it famous in the onsen (Japanese public baths) where you wear the traditional kimono yukata like a kimono dress and a jacket!
How do you adopt a Harajuku style?
Over the years, the kimono and its use have evolved while remaining timeless. The important thing is that you can choose your style according to your tastes.
At Shogun Japan, we really like the floral kimono jacket for women because the sakura flower symbolizes fleeting beauty. You can also set your sights on a kimono jacket that is embroidered , flashy or inspired by Irezumi Japanese tattoos. To perfect your style, add a Kanzashi comb.
In terms of patterns, prints and colors, here are some explanations to understand the meaning of this women's kimono-style jacket. This will allow you to understand the depth of the ancient meaning of your printed jacket:
- Dragon kimono jacket: the Japanese pattern symbolizes wisdom and strength
- Kawaii kimono jacket: the kawaii style is very popular in Japan, it is symbolized by bright colors and by a childish style. Its main muse is the cat Hello Kitty
- Sakura kimono jacket: floral patterns are printed on many jackets. As we have seen, the sakura flower is a symbol of ephemeral beauty
- Tsuru kimono jacket: the Japanese crane is synonymous with peace and longevity
- Koi carp kimono jacket: this Japanese fish is used within Japanese culture as a sign of strength and masculinity. But its delicate design is also famous for women's clothing .
- Manga kimono jacket: Japanese manga have an important place in Japanese culture. Some of our models are inspired by this fantastic Japanese universe
You now have in your possession all our best tips for wearing a Japanese jacket for women regardless of the period, the event or the motif. So we wish you a great shopping experience in our Japanese store 🇯🇵