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Kimono is a Japanese traditional garment. The word “kimono”, actually means a “thing to wear”.

But in more recent years, the word has been used to refer specifically to traditional Japanese clothing.

Kimonos as we know them today came into being during the Heian period (794-1192). Kimono has T-shaped, straight-lined robes worn so that the hem falls to the ankle, with attached collars and long, wide sleeves and are wrapped around the body, always with the left side over the right.

But the kimono jackets that you’ve been seeing everywhere are really nothing like a Japanese kimono. Kimono jackets are amazing. They’re perfect for warmer weather because they’re light and airy, but still cover you up if you’re chilly or you just want something on your shoulders.

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They come in all sorts of beautiful patterns, and they can be worn with absolutely everything.

Here are some tips on how to rock your kimonos elegantly.

As a dress: Kimono dress is more like a wrap dress with wide sleeves which makes it unique.

On a strapless dress: This is really good to cover up and also to appear modest. Ideal for any kind of weather (sunny, chilly, harmattan). It is a must have for every lady.

 On jeans and tees: Kimono on a pair of jeans makes you appear dressy.

Kimono and a belt: This is a really classy way to wear a kimono. The belt on the kimono helps accentuate the curves and makes it more blousy.

Kimono on corporate(office) gown: It makes you look graceful to the office.

 

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