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Kimono woman: how to wear it and with which outfit to combine it?
The kimono is a dress of Japanese origin, long and with varied patterns. A few years ago, the kimono was definitely installed in our wardrobes. It quickly became a favorite dress of many ladies, and gentlemen included. Today, we are interested in its origins and we share with you ten ideas how to wear it and with what clothes to match. You will find ideas for stylish, casual, hippie and sexy look.
The kimono was worn by women, as well as men and children. Appeared in the 5th century, it is T-shaped which allows to hide the defects of the body. The kimono is composed of rectangles of folded and sewn fabrics, but never cut.
Originally, it was worn during ceremonies and special occasions, but at one point, the kimono became a dress that the Japanese wear on a daily basis. Women can wear it every day, while men only on special occasions. Sumo sportsmen are obliged to wear the kimono in public places, for example. Usually, the kimono is made of silk or polyester. It is of course better to opt for a kimono made of natural fabric: silk or cotton. Our regular readers know that we are not big fans of synthetic fabrics.
The word “kimono” derives from the Japanese words kiru and mono , translated literally “something to wear”. Do not confuse the kimono with martial arts clothing called judogi or karategi . The kimono looks a lot like that, but you have to know that judogi and karategi are different.
The kimono is a long T-shaped dress traditionally worn for special occasions.
Kimono models vary according to the social status and the marital status of the person. Unmarried women wear kimonos ( furisode ) with sleeves falling to the feet or ankles . The kimono also varies according to the seasons. Nowadays, in Japan Western clothes have been promoted almost everywhere. We see fewer people wearing kimono everyday in Japan. This is not the case for Western countries. A few years ago the kimono is very fashionable and worn by many women. A real reversal of roles – in Japan, we wear Western clothes and in France, Japanese clothes. Funny, right?
Today, several clothing manufacturers offer very pretty women’s kimono. Dress, vest, trench coat, jumpsuit or in the shape of light and soft scarf – the choice is yours! We have tried to collect here some of the most beautiful models of kimono found online. Some are still available for sale, others have already been sold out, but you will easily find similar models. Since the kimono is very trendy at the moment, it is easily found in major clothing manufacturers. It’s also possible to find one in thrift stores, but maybe you should look for longer.
Wear the women’s kimono according to their personal style
We all have a personal style that is often adapted to the workplace and social status. The kimono is a universal dress that adapts to all styles: from chic to casual and hippie. And now some ideas with which clothes to match the kimono woman for what style and occasion … It is not worn the same way in the spring, summer, autumn or winter. Finally, you can wear it all year long and when you want it if you combine it with the right clothes. This is the key to a successful look: choose a beautiful piece that you want to highlight and combine it with other neutral clothes.
Wearing the women’s kimono everyday is a good idea – it highlights the silhouette and hides some body defects.
In short, we do not wear the kimono because we want to hide its flaws, but rather because it is a chic dress. In addition, the kimono brings an original look to your outfit. For a casual look, we combine it with jeans (or shorts depending on the season) and with a t-shirt or blouse. The majority of women’s kimono models have pretty colorful patterns, so it’s a good idea to combine them with simple, neutral colors. In this way, you accentuate the patterns of your kimono and showcase it even more.
In spring and autumn on cold days, wear the women’s kimono with jeans and a turtleneck blouse. We combine the set with stylish shoes with heels. This outfit is ideal to go to university or even to work (it also depends on the type of your work of course). This look is chic, retro and very original at the same time.
In summer, you can combine the kimono with jeans shorts and platform sandals. The kimono is also ideal to wear at the beach with the swimsuit.
Most often, the traditional kimono has patterns of cherry blossoms. The kimono model below is a good example of a design kimono inspired by tradition, but in a modernized version.
Casual, hippie and sexy look ideas
Wear the women’s kimono with jeans in spring and shorts or skirt in summer. Combine it with a straw or classic hat. Choose the shoes carefully, try to find a pair of comfortable sandals. We love the outfit below. The kimono is from ASOS.
For a feminine look, it’s quite possible to combine your women’s kimono with pumps and an elegant handbag. Ideal look for a business meeting or to go to the office …
We love the modernized version of the women’s kimono model below and how it has been combined with jeans, a white blouse and pink pumps and bag. Beautiful and super stylish, no? The stripes are very trendy in recent years, in fashion and interior and exterior design.
As we already mentioned before, the kimono is usually decorated with flower patterns. Contemporary models do not hesitate to vary the patterns by simply taking the shape of the kimono. We can discover models all black, striped or with patterns of small flowers.
The kimono below is a handmade model with pretty embroidery. This model can be worn in autumn or winter.
High-waisted jeans are at the top of fashion trends in 2018.
It lengthens the silhouette and highlights the legs. We advise you to always buy jeans made of 100% cotton. High-waisted jeans are the star of fashion shows for several reasons. It is comfortable, stylish and can be worn for any occasion – formal or informal. This model of jeans makes us think of the 70s. As our regular readers already know, it’s been a few years since the return to vintage fashion is final.
Casual the day and elegant at night … Combine your woman’s kimono with a pretty belt for a more elegant look. A fabric belt or a faux leather belt with decoration, it’s up to you!
Dress-style kimono models are usually sold with a belt of the same fabric. As is the case of the pastel orange kimono dress on the photo below. You can combine it with elegant sandals for a feminine look or sneakers for a cool and casual look.
Very elegant pink kimono dress with belt
The kimono dress is ideal for a romantic dinner, a birthday party or an evening with your colleagues, for example.
Dress with shape and patterns inspired by the Japanese kimono
And here is another model of kimono dress in orange with embroideries of flowers … You like it?
A white t-shirt and black shorts combined with a flower-patterned kimono – a successful look! This outfit is perfect for going for walks with friends or going to college or work in the spring or summer.
The long kimono is very elegant and can visually lengthen your figure. In spring or summer, you can combine it with shorts and a simple t-shirt. We like the look of the woman on the picture below and how she combined her kimono with jeans shorts, a white t-shirt and shoes and an ethnic style bag.
Rock’n’roll look with kimono, t-shirt and high-waisted jeans
We love the two rock’n’roll looks on the pictures below. The idea is very simple – we combine the chosen kimono with a cool t-shirt and high-waisted jeans. You can vary the shoes and accessories. The pumps will give you a more feminine look, while the sneakers – a casual look. If you are not used to wearing pumps, it is better to opt for platform shoes or sneakers, for example. Feeling comfortable in one’s clothes is the key to a successful look.
What a rock’n’roll look! Kimono, high-waisted jeans, AC / DC t-shirt and sexy pumps – a truly successful outfit.
Do you like the elegant look and the blue kimono on the picture below? U.S. too ! To find everything at ASOS.
A design t-shirt or blouse inspired by that of the kimono, that exists? Of course ! Look at this super sexy black and white model:
The kimono model you see in the photo below was made in itself. It is indeed a good example of what is the traditional version kimono.
We love the pink kimono model with its pretty flower patterns in the photo below.
And now some models of long dress, semi-long and short inspired not the shape of the kimonos …
It’s hard to believe, but indeed the design of the red dress, which you see below, was really inspired by the kimono.
The wide sleeves make the silhouette more thin. The long dress below is ideal for a special occasion, a chic evening or a romantic dinner. Impossible not to attract all eyes with such a pretty dress …
In spring and summer, put on a short dress with wide sleeves and pretty patterns, like the one below.
With which accessories does the kimono go?
Kimono and hat? Why not ! We like the look below: black and white kimono and a stylish hat. This outfit is ideal to wear in spring or summer.
Earrings, necklaces, bracelets, brooches, bags, hats … All accessories are allowed. The key is to combine them harmoniously and elegantly. The black kimono vest below has been perfectly combined with black pants, a pink blouse and vintage earrings.
Sporty and elegant look with kimono
Combining sporting parts with chic pieces has become a very big trend in recent years. Wear a kimono with a top and sports pants? Why not ! You will prove that you are a true fashionista.
Hippie look with kimono woman ideal for a festival or evening outdoors
You go to a country party or an outdoor festival, we have a look to offer. A kimono lace, a top and shorts … The rest is up to you to choose: sandals, accessories, headband, necklace .. Finally, you understand – we seek to recreate the hippie style of the 60s-70s by adding a kimono.
Trendy look to go to a party or can
Very trendy in the 80s-90s, glitter is back again on fashion shows. We even discovered for you a kimono blouse with glitter. A mix of styles and incredible cultures, no? Long live cultural diversity! This kimono style is ideal for evening wear or to go in a box, for example. You can combine it with a little dress, shorts or a skirt.
And another model of kimono with glitter:
A kimono with a very elegant detail, do you like it, too?
A transparent woman’s kimono? Yes why not ! Here is an exemplary model and with what clothes to match:
The kimono sometimes looks like a trench coat.
The only difference is in the sleeves. Those of the kimono are generally wider.
You can also wear your kimono as a house dress. We can find very pretty models, made of silk or satin like the one below. Ideal for a big stylish morning …
If you have chosen a kimono model in bright colors and rich in patterns, combine it with black or white clothes to enhance it.
Here is another idea of holding kimono woman with long dress:
In everyday life, the easiest way is to combine the kimono with pants or jeans.
To assume one’s style is to have style.
One often wonders, “Is it okay for me?”, “Is it a good idea to mix these colors or combine these accessories? “,” And that is in fashion right now? ” The answers to all these questions are indeed very simple. Everything is fine, all mixes are allowed and all in fashion, the essential thing is to never stop looking for and assume his personal style. It will be a shame if everyone wears the same clothes, right?
Heart stroke ! The floral print jumpsuit below is just beautiful. With a shape and wide sleeves inspired by that of the kimono, it is very comfortable to wear, slightly sexy and very chic. You’ll find similar models at ASOS. To wear in spring or summer, with or without accessories.
We are all beautiful and unique and we must never forget it. Society often imposes limits or criticizes us by saying that we are not perfect. It’s totally wrong! We are all perfect as we are. You do not need to have the measurements of a lean mannequin or blonde hair to be beautiful, desired and sexy … Fortunately, more and more clothing manufacturers understand that women are not the same. Since a few years, you can take advantage of clothes of very different sizes and find the size corresponding to your morphology.
So, have you already chosen your favorite women’s kimono and look?