A Kimono has to be one of my secret ‘go-to’ items. If I suddenly have to dash out to a meeting or dinner and have no outfit planned, it’s perfect for throwing over a vest top and a pair of trusty old jeans. A seemingly boring outfit until the kimono adds that little spark of interest.
A lot of my friends say they find it hard to style this garment into their wardrobe, but I have to disagree. I believe you can work some magic into any outfit with this oriental beauty. The Kimono comes in a variety of lengths, for instance a hip length kimono is perfect for creating a casual relaxed outfit whilst a full length kimono looks great cinched in at the waist with a vintage belt. In my eyes this super versatile garment is perfect for all manner of occasions. Great for adding flare to an otherwise tired looking outfit, think jersey t-shirt and leggings, or worn as a jacket over a stunning evening dress.
The nature of the Kimono is to naturally drape around you with its beautiful, flowing fabric. They’re usually made of hand woven textiles, using luxurious natural materials such as silk or cotton. More recently kimonos tend to be associated with the term ‘bohemian style’. Celebrities such as Mary Kate Olsen, Nicole Richie and Vanessa Hudgens all favour the bohemian chic look, donning kimonos as their go to pieces, perfect for a summertime festival teamed with plaited hair and heaps of vintage jewellery. If you love the whole ‘thrown together’ look with layers of silk and lace then investing in a good kimono should be top of your list.
Our new collection of vintage kimonos are perfect for creating a totally unique look. One of a kind, antique garments that will ensure you don’t turn up to the party wearing the same as everyone else. So instead of going for a jacket or cardigan you should consider this beautiful garment as a stylish alternative, perfect for the summer months ahead!