Trend How-To: The Kimono

The Kimono is the kaftans more flattering friend from the north and if the collections of Louis Vuitton and Vivienne Westwood are anything to go by…the oriental translation is here to stay.

With such delicate fabrics and beautiful prints these contemporary Kimonos are part fantasy, part exotic and entirely desirable. Keep the longer versions elegant with sky high heels and an envelope clutch. Wear the shorter versions open with a little black dress or dark skinnies to edge out the look.

The T-shape robe is a favourite of such style gurus (or should I say Geishas?) as Olivia Palermo, Rachel Zoe and Nicole Richie.  Convinced? Find the Asian persuasion in the recent collections of Issa, Topshop, Winter Kate and our own One Teaspoon.

With such beautiful kimonos on offer we think we’re turning Japanese, we think we’re turning Japanese… We really think so.

1. Issa Printed silk-chiffon kimono-style dress $725 2. Victoria Beckham Draped parachute-silk dress $2,070 3. Issa Long Kimono Dress $640 4. Thomas Wilde Silk Kimono £258 5. Animal Print Kimono £40 6. Snake Print Kimono £32 (Second Row)  7. Agent Provocateur Silk Kimono $900 8. Dipdye Watercolour Kimono £38 Images:


  • Reply Jane Friday 14th December, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    It looks so gorgeous on the demure Nicole.

  • DearMonet
    Reply DearMonet Sunday 16th September, 2012 at 12:48 pm


  • Reply linhyy Tuesday 26th June, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    oh nicole why couldnt you and paris be bffs all over again

  • kailaferrelli
    Reply kailaferrelli Monday 6th February, 2012 at 12:18 am

    Honestly do not think I could ever rock a kimono.

    • Reply fifi73 Friday 24th August, 2012 at 9:55 am

      Lol, I’m the same…. 😉

  • newbie
    Reply newbie Wednesday 18th January, 2012 at 10:34 am

    cute 😀

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