Why do you adjust the body line?
Why do you make the body flat by using padding?
This is because we need to make the body line look straight.
Why do you do so?
Kimono has no buttons and zippers. When putting on it, we just use a few strings and an obi sash. In addition, kimono looks like one sheet of fabric. It isn’t elastic.
Therefore, having even surface on the body is good for wearing kimono.
You can put on it easily and you look beautiful.
It is the same as corsets and girdles to make the body lines look good, however, they make curvy lines.
In kimono, making the body lines look straight is needed.
Another positive point of padding is to be a cushion to prevent from strings’ digging into the body.
When wearing kimono for formal occasions, I would like to dress up perfectly, but I usually want to wear casual kimono and yukata relaxed.
It is recommended to use padding if necessary.
Do I need to adjust my body lines?
Where are the dents and bumps on the body?
Pink parts are dents where should be added pads. Blue parts are bumps where should be flattened.
Also pink parts are dents where should be added pads.
This is an ideal body line for wearing kimono!
At first, adjust with underwear
For bust, there is a brassiere called “wasou brassiere”.
It is helpful to wear kimono and easy to smooth your bust line.
You can get one online.
Also “susoyoke” plays a role of padding and a girdle.
How to fold towels for padding
When wearing yukata, padding is required on at last the waist and back.
a. Put the first towel sideways.
b. Fold into half.
c. Put the second towel sideways.
d. Fold both ends toward the center. The center opens a little.
e. Fold it into half.
f. Put b. on top so that the lower end of e.
g. Fold down the top part of the e. Pinch the folded “wa” part with a clip.
How to put on towels as padding
Padding for the decollete part
Use a pad or cotton for the dents.
In the photo, the pad is attached with a double-sided tape.
In the case of self-dressing, it is difficult to put the towel on, because it absolutely slips off.
Fold a mini towel into a triangle and put it in the dent of the chest to make it even.