We’ve all seen how fashion repeats itself- trends such as big hair, big shoulder pads, wide flare pants to name a few. Style trends come and go- some last longer, while some fade away only to return after a couple of years again. Well as of late, the Kimono trend has made a popular comeback, hitting the stylish streets of Hollywood with a bang. Style divas like Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Richie, and Miley Cyrus have all been spotted in Kimono style dresses and jackets.
What the Kimono Trend is about
The Kimono trend is ideal for effortless summer styling. Kimono style dresses and jackets have a retro feel to it, and they look best when accessorised in bohemian chic. The Kimono style flatters almost any shape and size, as the plunging neckline compliments bigger busts, whereas flared sleeves cover any ‘flabby arms insecurities’.
Petite women needn’t worry either, as the wrap front and fitted waist help bring out your womanly curves. The most important thing to keep in mind while wearing a Kimono style dress is to have flawless tailoring. This means, if you have wobbly seams on your Kimono style dress, you better get them fitted or else, just stay indoors!
The Kimono style jacket is an easier feat though; you just need to make sure you wear a form-fitting tank top or a body hugging dress inside. The whimsical floaty silhouette of a Kimono style jacket look effortlessly stylish on denim, cotton or khaki, and it’s no wonder this trend is heating up in parts of the world that’s experiencing summer right now.
As for the rest of us here in Australia, we’ll just have to wait till the sun comes out! But come summer, are you ready to take on this trend or will you let it pass? Love it or leave it? Let me know on the comments below!