I jumped on the kimono trend a few years back when it made a brief appearance. When I purchased my floral kimono, which read beautiful bathrobe to me, I figured that if the trend didn’t catch on, I would definitely wear it at home so I didn’t feel too bad about making the purchase.
I never wore my floral kimono / bathrobe out much; trends are slow to catch on here in Florida; most people dress in shorts and t-shirts year around. As I’ve said before, I don’t mind wearing what I love even if no one else is doing it and I love the floral kimono I bought but I always felt I was wearing, well, a bathrobe…in public…so I did it a few times, and shifted to wearing my kimono/robe at home.
Well guess what, friends, it’s back. The floral kimono trend is completely back, only with a few nuances, like the length. While the long kimonos are definitely still on, you will see shorter kimonos worn with denim shorts as a “third piece” if we are out and about this summer. Otherwise, you can imagine people wearing them out and about and you can wear one over your sweats.
I didn’t plan to buy another kimono, my second one came in my winter Box of Style. And, I didn’t plan to keep it. I thought it would make a great gift, so I set it aside but didn’t end up gifting it. When a friend reached out and asked if I’d join her on an Instagram “kimono” challenge, I pulled out my Box of Style kimono and began thinking of how I’d go about styling it.
Tips to Style your Favorite Floral Kimono:
The thing is, kimonos/robes are very versatile. Over a simple tank dress, a kimono can elevate or just change up the look from day to night.
Over dress pants, kimonos can add interest to an otherwise basic look,
Heck, you can even style it as a dress for evening, if you make sure everything is carefully taped into place!
And, of course, you can wear your kimono over jeans and a t-shirt which is always fun. I like to wear them over athletic wear as a going home from the gym look; I don’t like running around in my gym clothes without some sort of something over top, and can also be used poolside, kimonos are great for taking you from sunbathing to lunch or out shopping with a big exotic hat.
Choosing the right floral kimono is easy; you simply decide how you plan to wear your kimono; do you want something lush and silky for evenings, or something light and fun for daytime, (here you may try one of the shorter versions). You might choose a fine silk, or something a little easier on the dry-cleaning bill and chose a synthetic or cotton. Once you have that sorted, you simply find a pattern you fall in love with and you are in business!
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Another fun collaboration! Love everyone’s floral fashion!???
On a side note…my website isn’t linked in your post.
Will get right on that Julie! Sorry.
Oh I adore kimonos- I just did a whole chic robes challenge over at my Instagram feed! It’s such a versatile garment- once you start styling it up, you want to wear it with everything. Love yours so much. I adore the length, color and motif. Beautiful!
thank you for stopping by! and I am sorry I didn’t get my photos done in time to participate in your challenge.
It’s a beautiful kimono Nina. Here in Europe they are not that popular. We hardly see it in stores or magazines. That’s a pity.
Here it sort of depends on where you live. No one dresses much in Florida; just shorts and flip flops. So I stand out when I wear them.
I have loved kimonos ever since I became aware of them (last year). So far I have just one, but I hope to change that over time. The one you are showing is beautiful! And it looks fabulous on you.
Thank you! Like you I am a slow adopter as well, and have just two.
Kimonos are a fabulous addition to any wardrobe and yours is gorgeous. I, of course, have a couple of them and enjoy how they add style and drama (the good kind) to any ordinary OOTD.
It’s definitely the kind of drama I like! Thank you for stopping by!