Despite having done alot of housework in the afternoon, I'd felt really restless tonight, so I decided to try out my new hakama set. My hakama set was bought a few weeks ago, and consists of a polyester kofurisode (that is, a "little" furisode - the sleeves are only 76cm), a yellow hanhaba obi and a maroon hakama.
Unfortunately, when I put on the juban and the kofurisode, I'd forgotten to adjust the length for hakama! And so, I just plucked off an obi from the top of a pile of them. Just so happens that the obi at the very top was bright pink, has lilies, and just arrived yesterday! I thought it'd match well, with regards to colour, but I'm not sure if the patterns match.
My kitsuke is rather messy, as I thought that it'd all be hidden under the hakama. *blushes in embarrassment* (=^_^=") Also, since I wasn't going to wear it out and was only going to put it on for a trial run, I didn't take out the basting stitches.
Aaaaand here are photos! ^_^
I just love how this obi looks from the back!
Don't mind the weird face - I was really sleepy by then.
Actually, I've heard it said that one should never wear a nagoya obi with a furisode. However, this is a kofurisode, which means the sleeves are rather short, plus it has a komon pattern, and is polyester, which means it's meant to be informal if worn on its own, I think. Anyway, to me, it just looks like a komon with longer sleeves! I think it looks cute with an otaiko.
What do you think? Looks good, looks bad? Should I change the obi? Or leave the obi and change the accessories?
I want opinions, people! XD