Kurotomesode, patterned only below the waistline, is the most formal kimono for married women. It usually has five kamon (family crest) printed on the sleeves, chest and back of the kimono. the mothers of the bride and groom are expected to wear Kurotomesode at the
Irotomesode (single-colored tomesode)
Irotomoesode, patterned only below the waistline, is worn by married and unmarried women as a formal kimono.
Hōmongi is worn by married and unmarried women as a semi-formal kimono, with patterns flowing over the shoulders, sleeves, and the lower parts of the garment. The friends of the bride often wear Hōmongi to the wedding receptions. It can be worn to formal parties.
Furisode is a kimono with trailing long sleeves (averaging 1meter <between 39 and 42 inches>). It is the prime formal kimono for unmarried women, with colorful patterns
covering the entire garment. Furisode is worn by girls for their Coming-of-Age Ceremony and also to very formal occasions.