This three-quarter length kimono-style jacket originated in the 20th century as an over-kimono coat that was worn for extra warmth and/or protection while out and about. It's low, square neckline was designed to attractively frame the overlapping neckbands of the kimono and under-kimono worn underneath. Today, the Michiyuki is also worn as a dressy overcoat, casual coat-dress, and artist's or work smock. Suggested fabrics: drapey fabrics with body, such as rayon, silk crepe for the outer Michiyuki; lightweight silk or cotton for the lining. Misses extra small through 2X large.