Some Japanese wear kimono for the New Year holiday, because they invite families and friends to their homes, or they go visiting. I have also worn a kimono Jan 1st and 3rd this year. My parents and I invited an American couple to my parents’ home on Jan. 3rd. We let them wear kimono and visit a nearby Shinto Shrine. We had a very good time.
My father mentioned that average weight guys look nicer than skinny guys wearing kimono. This is also true for women. I saw many singers who sing traditional songs wearing kimono on TV. I feel older singers look better in kimono than younger singers, because most of them are skinny. Kimono is well-suited for older people.
Many couples wear kimono for weddings. My mother is a professional kimono dresser. She told me that most young ladies put towels under their Obi (kimono belt) and around their breasts, because they are too skinny. She told me that a skinny body breaks the balance and doesn’t look as good.
She told me kimonos were developed by the Japanese a long time ago. People were not tall and skinny. Today Japanese is taller and skinnier than in the past. Of all the developed countries, Japanese people are the skinniest. I feel Americans look better in kimono than current Japanese. Japanese are growing away from their traditional culture, while Americans are growing toward traditional Japanese culture. I’m just kidding.