Let’s talk about kimonos in women’s outfits
National costume and symbol of Japanese culture, the kimono is worn at formal events. Cut in the shape of the letter T, fastened at the waist with a wide belt (obi), with long and wide sleeves and sleeves, with the hem up to the ankles, the kimono extends its presence outside the country of origin and formal appearance. Currently, in the simplified form with its derivative, Jinbē, the kimono is a versatile piece, and can be worn in various environments. If you want even in the summer a richer combination of the outfit, of the layering type, you can use the kimono made of thin, unlined material.
Inspired by traditional Japanese wear, the modern kimono is an increasingly popular garment that adds personality to any outfit.
The current kimono has quite a few elements in common with the traditional garment of the same name, originally from Japan.
But precisely because it is comfortable, versatile and adds femininity, the modern kimono has become a must-have item in any woman’s summer wardrobe.
Kimonos are the ideal garments. Kimonos are very versatile pieces of clothing and that is why it is so simple to wear them in different ways and create a wide range of outfits. So, if you are looking for an outfit to make a style statement this season, you should consider wearing a kimono. If you think it doesn’t represent you, think again. Kimonos can be worn with anything, such as jeans, short tops and heels, worn over a dress or a pair of monochrome pants.
If you want to wear a kimono at work, we recommend using it instead of the usual jacket or coat. That’s why it’s recommended to wear an oversized kimono that would look like a coat (but more elegant!). This way, you can wear it with your regular work dress and it will immediately look ready to work! If you have a more urban style, we recommend wearing a black kimono with a black dress, black heels and bag. But if your style is more on the feminine side, it would be better to opt for a colorful dress in pastel colors or a long kimono with nude prints and heels.
The kimono has become one of the trendiest pieces of clothing. You can see a lot of women wearing it at lunch, at work and even at parties. But we rarely see women wearing this piece of clothing. Maybe it’s because they don’t know how to wear this piece of clothing properly.
The kimono can be integrated into outfits:
– for the beach – put a semi-transparent kimono over your swimsuit, add a straw hat, a beach bag / basket and waterproof espadrilles and you’ll instantly create a chic beach outfit for the beach.
– boho-chic – if you want to give the casual outfit a chic look, wear a kimono with floral, ethnic or psychedelic prints along with a pair of high-waisted shorts, low-heeled sandals or chocolates; for a spectacular effect, you can add a hat.
– office – if the job does not require a formal outfit, you can try to get out of anonymity a simple outfit, wearing the kimono with a dress with a straight cut or a pencil skirt, straight pants or culottes.
– casual – when you go for a walk, try a simple outfit: jeans, a simple t-shirt and ballerinas / sneakers / sandals with low soles and wear a medium length kimono on top.
What kind of kimono do we choose?
Do we choose one as close as possible to the original ones, or do we prefer the modern ones? An original piece is meticulously crafted, has “something” less commercial. However, they will be difficult to wear on a daily basis, precisely because of the proportions and volume of the sleeves.
What was I wearing under a kimono?
A plain T-shirt, a basic, light T-shirt, a fine knitted sweater, a bodysuit, or a camisole, or a bustier. Neither the shirts nor the blouses fit; they are not part of the same “story”, they cannot be stylistically integrated.