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The most formal kind of kimono for married women is the tomesode.

This kind of kimono has two types: kurotomesode and irotomesode. Kurotomesode, meaning “black tomesode”, is worn by married women, usually mothers and grandmothers of the couple in a marriage. Irotomesode ,meaning “colored tomesode”, can be worn by unmarried women, usually close relatives to the marrying couple in a wedding.