My YouTube video above shows these looks even better.
Visions of Robin Williams in the movie Birdcage POPped in my head when I tried on my first ever kimono. The Sugar Cubes call kimonos the “star of the outfit.” I’ve been hesitant and am now excited to try this trend. Dorothy reassured me that kimonos are a girl’s best friend.
For reference I’m 5’8″ and a size 8-10. Here is what kimono outfit ideas worked and what outfits didn’t work for me.
Kimono #1 – – – – Missed the boat with these two
Kimono #2 —–Although peach totally matches, I’m washed out. And see how the tank cuts my length?
Much better versions:
The fuschia blends so nicely, and elongates my look b/c of the loose, skimming tank. The blue tee drapes me better than the tank and lets the kimono shine-o.
And I love this mix of patterns!!!
Third Kimono: Not so good-o
My favorite kimono ended up not photographing like I thought. Francesca’s black graphic tee and the loose tank look better with this kimono.
If at first you don’t succeed, try try again with a graphic tee shirt, right?
Take a picture of yourself and assess the outfit. It takes 5 seconds…or forever if you ask my 11 year old.
#4 Kimono – It’s OK-o
Polka dots get me every time, especially if put with stripes!! I like how the kimono is the same length as the shorts. And see how the look totally changes with jean cut offs? You could also roll them up if fringed is too teeny bopper for you.
You can see the frontal version of this kimono outfit on my LauriePOP YouTube channel above.