a dress made from a kimono. It is not known if it was made for a japanese or a western woman.    KCI collection

The Body Politic: Victorian Fashions as Agents of Social and Political Change in Meiji Japan

a dress made from a kimono. It is not known if it was made for a japanese or a western woman. (This is one of my favorite dresses, ever) KCI collection

Dressing Gown 1879, Made of silk~~~~~Known as Yokohama robes for the Japanese port from which they were exported, this type of embroidered informal gown was one of the first items to be exported after Japan was opened to the West in 1854.The robes were sought after by women of economic means for their beauty, warmth, light weight and sense of exoticism.

Known as Yokohama robes for the Japanese port from which they were exported, this type of embroidered informal gown was one of the first items to be exported after Japan was opened to the West in 1854

Pink Eyelet Steampunk Kimono - By Sidney Eileen

Pink Eyelet Kimono and Velvet Corselet, by Sidney Eileen

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Dress - 1870 Label: Misses Turner Court Dress Makers 151 Street Material: White kimono fabric of figured “shibori” silk satin; embroidery of wisteria, chrysanthemum, peony, and Chinese fan motifs in metallic threads

Kimono dressing gown - Japan - 1888 FIDM museum, Los Angeles, US Link here

Further embellishment often takes the form of multi-colored embroidery. Here, rust, gold and green silk floss and metallic gold thread were used to embroider specific motifs at random. The darker cross-hatch pattern was hand-painted.

Young woman sporting a silk haori (light jacket) over her kimono.  About 1930’s, Japan.  Image via softypapa of Flickr

Woman, Japan, Original pinner writes: Images of women wearing haori (kimono short jacket) over their kimono are quite rare.

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