You can fix your kimono by yourself! Explaining how to fix loose clothes

It’s now a comfortable season to wear kimono. I’m sure many of you have thoughts like, “Let’s go sightseeing in a kimono before it gets really cold,” or “I want to wear a kimono to an autumn tea party.”

However, one problem that bothers many people when wearing a kimono is the problem of it coming undone.

“It’s okay to go out in a kimono, but the collar is starting to come loose.”
“Immediately after I get dressed, it looks beautiful, but it quickly falls apart.”

I think there are many people who have had the above problems with kimonos falling apart while going out in kimonos. Therefore, in this article, we will tell you in detail how to deal with kimono falling apart, starting with the causes of kimono falling apart! Once you know the cause, you can deal with the problem of your clothes coming off, and be able to smartly fix them.

Also, by knowing the causes of clothes coming undone and how to prevent them, you can enjoy sightseeing in Kyoto comfortably without your clothes falling off while you go out. Please use the information in this article as a reference to enjoy sightseeing spots and scenery while wearing a beautiful kimono!

What causes kimono to fall apart?

In most cases, kimono comes undone due to the following three reasons.

– Large movements when walking and moving limbs
・The waist strap is loose
・Insufficient correction of body shape

Regarding the top item, “The movement is large when walking and moving the limbs,” you should be careful after putting on the kimono, but the remaining two should be taken into consideration at the stage of putting on the kimono.

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You can fix it yourself! Types of loose clothes and how to fix them

However, no matter how well you wear your kimono, it will likely come undone as you walk around various places while sightseeing.

Here, we will tell you how to deal with and fix the following six types of wear and tear on your own.

・The collar has become loose
・The obi has come down
・The obiage has come off.
・Sagginess has appeared in the waist
・My lunch has become chaotic.
・The front hem has fallen/becomes longer

How to fix the collar when it comes loose

The collar often loosens when you move your body from side to side or move your arms a lot.

There is a simple solution that you can practice in the bathroom! Lift the back hem of the kimono all the way to the top and gently pull down the Nagajun undergarment (white kimono) inside with both hands.

By pulling the back side, the collar rises and the looseness can be improved.

How to fix the obi when it comes down

If you don’t correct the undergarment after wearing it, or if the obi itself is not fastened too loosely, the obi may come down while you walk.

If you feel like your obi is coming down, first grab it with both hands and pull it up to its original position! If it still falls off quickly, we recommend placing a hand towel or similar item inside the belt on the back to secure it.

If you also wear an obiage (a small item that is inserted into the upper part of the obi), the obi may hang down and look uncool. If you are also lifting the obi, try adjusting the position as the obi comes down.

Also, the obiage itself may be loose. In that case, it is a good idea to first tie the obiage firmly and then adjust the obi.

How to fix when the obi lift is floating or has come off

The “obiage” itself that I mentioned earlier may float to the top or come off.

If it floats up and comes out of the obi, try adjusting it by inserting it into the top of the obi with both hands. In most cases, you can get it back in place. When inserting, don’t forget to insert not only the front part but also the back part.

I don’t think it happens very often, but if the obiage does come off, you can untie it and retie it. It may be difficult to tie it properly, but by tying it and inserting it into the obi, you can return it to a state where you won’t notice it coming apart at first glance.

How to fix sagging around the waist

If you repeatedly sit down and stand up on a chair or tatami mat while wearing a kimono, you will inevitably notice some sagging around your waist.

In such a case, try flipping up the hatashori on the back and pulling it slightly over the waist strap to adjust it. This will pull up the fabric from your buttocks to your waist, eliminating any sagging!

If you pull up your clothes, you’ll end up with wrinkles on your clothes and around your waist, so if you stretch them out to the left and right, you’ll be able to restore your clothes to a state where you won’t even notice they’re worn out.

How to fix the mess when the rice bowl is disturbed

The “ohashori” itself, which is a characteristic part of women’s kimono, often wrinkles or shortens while moving, causing it to become untidy.

In such a case, put your hand under the obi from the front side of the kimono and let the loose part flow to the left side! Fold the slack and bring it to the back. By doing so, you can get back into shape.

How to fix when the front hem is falling or getting too long

The front hem of the kimono may fall down or become longer due to loose waist straps or large movements when walking. This often happens when you step on your hem while going up the stairs.

In such a case, put your hand under the ohashori from the front side of the kimono and tuck the hanging hem into the waist cord! By doing so, you can restore the hem height to its original height and eliminate the unruly appearance.

The hem is a noticeable part, so a quick adjustment can make your outfit look beautiful. If your clothes fall apart, try this solution.

Prevention methods to prevent kimono from falling apart

As we have seen so far, when wearing a kimono, it is inevitable that it will fall apart a little. However, going out in a kimono becomes a sad memory if you end up saying, “I couldn’t fully enjoy sightseeing because I was worried about my clothes falling apart,” or “My clothes kept falling apart, and it was difficult to deal with them.” It will become.

So, here we will explain how to prevent your clothes from falling apart!

When correcting

If you are putting on the kimono yourself, it is very important to “correct” it after applying the undergarment to prevent it from coming undone! By making proper corrections here, the waist straps and obi will be less likely to loosen, and you will be able to prevent the garment from coming undone.

If you are used to it, some people may be able to correct it sufficiently with a towel, but if you are not, we recommend using a correction pad. Unlike towels, correction pads can be easily put on and taken off by simply wrapping them around the pad.

It is a good tool to have on hand to easily put on a kimono.

When tightening the waist strap

The “waist string” is so important that it can be said to be the key to preventing your kimono from falling apart.

If the waist strap is loose, the obi will fall or the hem will sag, ruining the overall look of the kimono.

The position to attach this waist strap is approximately between the hipbone and the navel. Find a height that is comfortable for you in between, and tighten it a little tighter. By doing so, you will be less likely to worry about your clothes coming off when you go sightseeing or having a tea party.

Small your gestures and movements

If you make large movements while wearing a kimono, it will gradually come undone, no matter how hard you wear it.

Therefore, be careful to “stretch your back,” “walk with small steps,” “walk without raising your knees too much,” and “don’t raise your arms higher than your shoulders.” That alone can prevent a lot of wear and tear!

Men’s kimono wears out and how to fix them

Men’s kimonos have fewer parts and are easier to put on than women’s kimonos, so it is easier to fix a worn-out kimono.

For men’s kimonos, the position of the obi is especially important. If the obi rises, it will make you look a little shabby, so when the obi rises, pull the obi on the front side down.

That alone can give you a cool and stylish impression. Please be aware of this.

Summary | Adjust your appearance and enjoy beautiful kimono!

You can make your kimono look even more beautiful by keeping a few points in mind when wearing it. By being able to fix your clothes by yourself, you will be able to enjoy sightseeing, tea parties, etc. while maintaining your beautiful appearance. When wearing a kimono, be sure to keep in mind the above methods for repairing your kimono and preventing it from falling apart.


Author of this article


Waplus Yasaka Shrine store staff

Ayana Ogawa

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