Now Trending: Kimonos

Over-sized kimono transformed into a stylish dress

If you’ve been looking for an easy, inexpensive, and hassle-free way to upgrade your otherwise blandish wardrobe then this just might be your lucky day! As you read on, sit back, relax, and take advantage of the first-hand knowledge I’m about to share with you on the ultimate fashion accessory perfect for any girl.

I recently came to the realization that not every girl loves to dress up on the regular like me. This reality-check came primarily due to my oldest daughter’s resistance to wearing a dress when we went shopping together. I’m learning to accept the reality that unlike her mama, she is a true jeans and t-shirt kinda gal. Truth be told, even a dressy girl like me hasn’t been in a dress up mood as much lately either. For the last few weeks I have been especially busy and wanting stylish ease. Can anyone relate?

Floral kimono

Enter the fashion piece that offers ease, versatility, and fun (and it’s definitely not a dress unless of course you want it to be)! Kimonos have been a favorite of mine since I bought my first one several years ago. Before then, I never wore leggings or jeggings out of the house. I had this self-conscious thing about showing my hips and butt, consequently sacrificing my comfort on a regular basis. Yet when I tried on my first kimono with leggings/jeggings, I felt instantly confident and comfortable at the same time. After that I was completely sold on kimonos and they became a staple in my wardrobe. Since then my kimono collection has consistently grown and is now up to more than 20! As you can see in the photo above kimonos also look great with a cute pair of jeans. I think it goes without saying (but I’ll say it anyway), trendy girls seriously love and appreciate all kinds of accessories. Kimonos are the ultimate accessory as far as I’m concerned. They can easily be dressed down with a cute pair of ripped jeans or dressed up with just about anything else.  Admittedly, most kimonos come in floral prints but more and more designers are starting to realize that not every girl is into florals like that. As of late I’ve been seeing kimonos available in stripes, plaids, geometrics, solids, and animal prints. I even managed to find a velvet burnout kimono (see photo below).

Velvet and floral burnout kimono

Striped kimono from Charlotte Russe clearance haul

Check out my top 5 reasons to fall in love with kimonos.

  1.  They’re super versatile.  I’ve paired them with tunic dresses, jeans, denim skirts, sundresses, and maxi skirts.
  2. Kimonos are a great way to add flair and style to any basic pieces (i.e. tank top and t-shirts.)
  3. They look great on ALL body types.
  4.  The variety of prints, fabrics, and lengths make kimonos perfect to wear year-round.
  5. Simply stated, kimonos are THE ultimate fun accessory to change up your fashion game.
Long green floral kimono

If you’re still on the fence about trying kimonos, consider this final factor, the affordability.  The majority of my kimonos pictured, were less than $20 dollars!  So I guess what I’m saying is that the decision to give them a try should be a no-brainer.  

Once you fall in kimono love please tag me with your photos on Instagram. I can’t wait to be amazed!  Be sure to leave your reaction or thoughts to this post in the comment section below.  

Stay styled,

Andrea Elainne

NOTE: All the kimonos featured are old or sold out. They were bought at Dillards, Target, and Charlotte Russe. I’ve linked similar kimonos below.

PINKMILLY Women’s Floral Print Kimono Sheer Chiffon Loose Cardigan

PINKMILLY Women's Floral Print Kimono Sheer Chiffon Loose Cardigan

OLRAIN Women’s Floral Print Sheer Loose Kimono Cardigan Capes

OLRAIN Women's Floral Print Sheer Loose Kimono Cardigan Capes

Relipop Women’s Chiffon Blouse Loose Tops Beach Kimono Floral Print Cardigan

Relipop Women's Chiffon Blouse Loose Tops Beach Kimono Floral Print Cardigan

SweatyRocks Women’s Flowy Kimono Cardigan Open Front Maxi Dress

SweatyRocks Women's Flowy Kimono Cardigan Open Front Maxi Dress

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6 Replies to “Now Trending: Kimonos”

  1. Love all of the kimonos but my fave has to be the oversized one. I love how you turned it into a dress! I own one but need to invest in more! 🤗

    1. Yes Tati! Spreading the love of kimonos is something I’m passionate about. Thanks so much for the comment!

    1. So glad that you’re a kimono wearer like me! I think they’ll become even more popular this spring. Thanks so much for the comment!

    1. I’m so excited to see your comment because your style is so fantastic! I really think if you give kimonos a try, you will fall in love with them!

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