Different Styles of Kimono and Raglan Sleeve
Lecturer, Dept. of Fashion Design
KCC Women’s College (Affiliated by Khulna University)
Kimono sleeves are usually cut in one with front and back of garment. It is mainly used in Japanese garments. Kimono is the very popular sleeves for both men and women in japan. But now kimono sleeves are more available in all fashionable garments.
The arm hole of the raglan sleeve starts from the neck line. This sleeve usually 3/4 or full in length. It is seen on the jerseys worn by men and women and other casual and formal wear dresses worn by women.
Kimono and raglan sleeves have different style. These sleeves are worn by both men and women. Different styles of kimono and raglan sleeve are shortly explain with their figure.
Different styles of kimono sleeve:
Sleeve may be cut in one with the front and back of the garment or may be attached to the front and back with a vertical seam. Shape is usually angular under the arm in contrast to curve of dolman. (Also called mandarin sleeve.)
Sleeve may be cut in one with the front and back of the garment or may be attached to the front and back with a vertical seam. Shape is usually curved under the arm. Sleeve is usually long and fitted at the wrist.
Long sleeve with deep armhole almost to the waist and extending to narrow wrist. May be cut in one with garment or may be a separate sleeve.
May either be a semicircular extension of the front and back or a circular or semicircular piece sewn over the top of the shoulder to give a cape effect.
Different styles of Raglan Sleeve:
Sleeve joined by diagonal seam that extends from underarm to neckline. May have a dart to shape the shoulder or may have an additional seam along the outside of the arm.
A wide raglan sleeve with gathers at the neckline and lower edge. Gathers may be controlled by drawstring or elastic. Sleeve may be short or long.
Variation of the raglan in which the shoulder portion is horizontal across chest then diagonal under arm. (Also called epaulet sleeve.)