By Helena Ho
Here at HFB we know you’re just as excited for Summer as we are. And one trend we’re in love with at the moment is the kimono: the fashion trend that can be dressed up or down. As a cover- up or the ultimate fashion statement, kimonos are so versatile in the sense that they’re light, silky and oh-so-pretty! Romantic and feminine, they come in a range of different styles – from floral to leopard, floor-length to cropped, they can work with virtually any outfit. Stuck for inspiration? We’ve compiled a list of looks below:
If you’ve ever seen pictures of Vanessa Hudgens at Coachella Festival, then you’d know the kimono is famous for giving off that boho-feel. Best of all, it’s so easy to achieve! The key here is to dress as simply as you can – think plain cut-off shorts, paired with an ordinary singlet or crop top. Then throw over a floral kimono and you’re done! If you want to fancy it up a little, add some chunky bracelets or pile on some rings. This look is perfect for a music festival or even just going to the shops. Chic and simple? We’re sold.
Like we said, kimonos are a staple must-have for Summer. This look is perfect for the pool or beach – just throw it over your swimsuit after you’ve taken a dip! As an added plus, it’ll minimise sunburn too. We’re loving this combination with the felt hat and crotchet top.
Kimonos come in cropped, mid-length and full length options – count on this trend to turn your average outfit into something spectacular. A long kimono works for all tall girls – and if you’re not tall, then cheat with a pair of heels. Concerned that a longer length may swamp your figure? Go with a kimono that falls down to the waistline – silhouettes will look slimmer and shoulders slouchier.
Got any other ideas on wearing a kimono? Tell us in the comments below!