Spring is just around the corner! In just three weeks, we will officially be in the spring season and ready for a spring refresh. If you’re anything like us, you might already be itching for a refresh! And if you’re a bride this spring or summer, you might be extra ready for the warmer weather and the reminder that your big day is on its way! We love celebrating love during the refreshing, rejuvenating spring season. There is so much excitement as we collectively come out of hibernation, and it feels like the perfect time for a reset in every way — home, heart, and yes, even wardrobe!
If you’re a spring bride, you might already be considering a floral kimono robe to get ready in during your wedding day. It’s become quite the tradition to wear a white silk robe as a bride and gift floral kimono robes and wraps to your bridal party. And while we love tradition and heritage, we also love refreshing these typical spring wedding looks and breaking out of the box when it comes to kimono style for your big day. Many brides these days wear colors other than white, or they add a pop of color to their bridal outfits. There are all kinds of ways you can outfit your bridal party, from matching colors to mismatched colors to even having your bridal party also wear white! Everyone is trying a little something new and different, based on their own tastes and their own heritage and family story. For us, there’s nothing more beautiful than that. So if you’re heading into spring wedding season as a bride, part of the bridal party, or the mother of the bride or groom, we’re breaking down a guide for refreshing your floral kimono robe looks on the big day.
We all know that a white silk robe is the traditional color for brides who are getting ready on their big day. And while we love the beautiful, classic look of a white silk robe, we also know that there are many ways to make you feel like a queen as you’re getting ready for your ceremony. One way is to wear one of our fan favorites from our Handpainted Silk Collection — the Handpainted Silk Cherry Blossom Kimono Robe in ink. This is one of our most stunning pieces and a navy blue kimono robe that features beautifully delicate cherry blossoms against a rich navy blue. We love this particular piece for a few reasons. For one, it is a classic and beautiful design of cherry blossoms sweeping across a navy blue kimono robe. The cherry blossoms pop against this rich colorful background. It is a stunning 100% silk piece that functions just as much as a work of art as it does a wedding kimono robe for getting ready. When you wear this on your big day, it’s one way to weave rich beautiful color into your photos and turn heads in more than white.
Not only is the Washable Silk Peony & Butterfly Kimono Robe a fan favorite design, it’s also rich with meaning and a perfect choice for your wedding day. In Asian heritage, the peony has represented beauty, good luck, and prosperity. It hopes for and calls in all good things to rise to the surface, and it enlivens life with a feeling of abundance. Prosperity can come in many ways — it can come through the abundance of beauty in the natural world, and it can come from alignment in your purpose and spirituality. The best part of the Washable Silk Peony & Butterfly bridal kimono robe is that you can wear it again and again, washing it at home as needed, while bringing extra good luck each time you wear it. Wearing the peony on your wedding day brings the feeling of good luck and abundance for a lifetime of love and happiness.
Instead of focusing on the color or the symbolism, another way to refresh a bridal look is to choose a new material you can fall in love with. We have so many floral kimono robes in different materials — three silk collections and a charmeuse non-silk alternative. No matter what color or length or style floral wedding kimono robe you want, we have options to turn heads in every material. If you choose a floral kimono robe in our silks, you’ll be wrapped up in 100% Grade 6A Raw Silk. Our Handpainted and Printed Silks should only be dry cleaned, but you can wash your Washable Silk pieces at home on the delicate cycle with cold water and mild detergent before hanging to dry. You can also choose the Charmeuse Collection, which uses a 100% polyester fiber within a charmeuse weave, leaving it with the feeling of silk and a liquid, fluid drape. Any material you choose will be the perfect way to celebrate your big day.
If you love the tradition of a white silk robe, we get it! It’s stunning and never disappoints. When thinking about which white silk robe you want to get ready in on your big day, consider how it will also evolve with your life. Perhaps you can bring it on your honeymoon as a beachside cover up, wear it during pregnancy and nursing, use it as a lightweight layer to celebrate career accomplishments, or even just ritualize wearing it during your everyday morning routines. However you wear your white silk robe, thinking about how your life will evolve from your wedding day forward will give you an idea of which look will work best for you — on your big day and every day thereafter.
There’s truly nothing as beautiful as a celebration of love. We hope that no matter what you choose, from a white silk robe to a navy blue kimono robe, you find the bridal look that makes you feel like the queen you are on the most romantic day of your life.