The kimono dress is an old traditional Japanese outfit and the national costume of Japan. The kimono can be called a wrap-around, long T-shaped dress with square shoulders and a rectangle body, which are usually worn with either the left or right side draped over the other side. It is also a wrap that is decorated with fringe and fringes to show off the designs on it. Although originally it was only worn for ceremonial purposes, as mentioned above, nowadays the kimono dress is mostly worn for formal occasions and in parties.
Kimonos are available in many different styles. Some of the more common ones are: long kimonos (which is also known as the hakama kimonos), tea length kimonos (also known as bunkakirai kimonos), and short kimonos (also known as gozansui kimonos). There are also the geisha dresses (also called geisha kimonos). The geisha dresses are the standard type of kimonos that are used by Geisha in weddings and at other social functions. The other style of kimonos is the western kimonos. Western kimonos are the ones worn by the commoners of Japan and other parts of Asia.
Because of the different styles of kimonos, westerners have their own unique and fashionable style of wearing the kimonos, unlike the easterners who have their own unique and fashionable style of wearing kimonos. As mentioned above, kimonos were originally worn by the Japanese royalty and were only reserved for these people. These days, anyone can wear the kimonos. However, in most cases, the kimonos are still worn by the young female Japanese women, because it is associated with Japanese culture.