Rush Inquiries about Empress's Attire "Robe Décolleté"Boom among Brides
Robe décolleté is a dress with low-cut neckline. The Empress and other adult female members of the Imperial Family wore this style, their usual formal attire, at events related to the enthronement in May. After that, the shrine began receiving inquiries one after another.
Ahead of her wedding next spring, a female company employee from Toyonaka City in Osaka Prefecture tried on a dress at the shrine on October 19. "It has an elegant, royal ambience. I am happy as I had thought it was only attire for the Imperial Family," she said. Her fiancé, also a company employee, delightedly said, "She looks like a princess. This will be a life-long memory." They are looking forward to the celebration parade on November 10.
Three types of dress are available for wedding ceremonies held at the shrine. They are made using Japanese silk and designed from the view of exquisite simplicity. Tiaras with diamonds and pearls, and accessories like medals embroidered with the shrine's crest, the leaves of "Futaba Aoi," or Asarum caulescens, are also available. While approximately 20 people applied for the attire by this May, about 80 people have reserved it or are considering it since then. Considering this reaction, the shrine's wedding section said, "Robe décolleté is noble and special attire. The brides are pleased to wear it at a shrine related to the Imperial Family."
(Translated by Mie Hiuzon, Psyche et l’Amour, Inc.)