Uchikake, or bridal kimono, are some of the most ornate garments in the realm of traditional Japanese ceremonial clothing. They are heavy and thick with padding, and extend to the floor.
Uchikake were originally worn by women of nobility for formal occasions, but is now an essential component of any traditional Japanese bridal costume. It is a robe worn atop the kakeshita kimono, and is fastened with the kakeshita obi.
The information on this page was compiled and condensed from several of the kimono books featured on this site. We especially recommend The Book of Kimono and Design With Japanese Obi for those interested in further such details about kimono, haori, and obi.