Kimono Love

Originating in the Japanese culture, the kimono is traditionally worn during formal events such as weddings. In recent years this jacket has taken on a more versatile and broad appeal.

Chanel Iman flaunts a tropical kimono for Vogue Australia Feb 2014- Shot by Pierre Toussaint 

Chanel Iman flaunts a tropical kimono for Vogue Australia Feb 2014- Shot by Pierre Toussaint 

Photo (from left) Marcio Madeira/firstVIEW ( Haider Ackermann); Monica Feudi / GoRunway.com (Céline); Marcio Madeira/firstVIEW (Alexander Wang); Marcio Madeira/ firstVIEW (Dries Van Noten)

Photo (from left) Marcio Madeira/firstVIEW ( Haider Ackermann); Monica Feudi / GoRunway.com (Céline); Marcio Madeira/firstVIEW (Alexander Wang); Marcio Madeira/ firstVIEW (Dries Van Noten)

After purchasing four last year, I realized that I went a little overboard with my Kimono purchases.

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The neon one shown above, is loud and definitely a statement piece. Now I know that a floor length neon green kimono is not something that most would wear, so I have tagged my favorite ones below. Mix, match and get creative. 

When worn as shown here in flawy fabric with fringe detail, the kimono is boho chic. This style is best worn with denim shorts and a crop top. 

 

Another style would be a bit more traditional, creating a classy evening look. Think Zsa Zsa Gabor meets Carrie Bradshaw… 

Kimonos can also be fun over bikinis. Wear open in the front (as shown in previous fringe blog) or secured by a belt.