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That's called an obi, not a kimono

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Looks more like a Yukata.

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So cute

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Looks more like a Yukata.

Yukata are a subset of kimono. All yukata are kimono.

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Yukata are thinner materials than formal kimonos and more casually worn.

A kimono has a soft, full-width collar; whereas a yukata has a half-width and stiffer collar, due to the material it is made from. In addition, a kimono typically has at least two collars, one close to the neck and one just below called a juban collar. A yukata only has one collar as a juban collar isn't worn below.

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Yukata are thinner materials than formal kimonos and more casually worn.

Again, yukata are a subset of kimono. Yukata are casual kimono. They are a subset of kimono. All yukata are kimono, but not all kimono are yukata.

Literally the first line from Wikipedia:

浴衣(ゆかた)は、和服(着物)の一種[1]。

Translation: Yukata are a type of Japnaese clothing (kimono).

https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/浴衣

Note that the 'kimono' in brackets is part of the translation, not my addition. The world kimono (着物) is explicitly stated.

The word its made up of two kanji, 着 - to wear, and 物 - thing. A thing that is worn, or in other words, clothing. However, as western clothing came into Japan, the Japanese term came to refer to traditional Japanese clothing, while the term 服 (ふく fuku), came to be used for western style clothing, and therefore is the word primarily used for clothing today.

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It would still be called a Yukata whatever you post, even if a subdivision of kimono. If I was shopping for one, I would ask to see Yukatas not kimonos. My original comment is correct.

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