How To Wear A Kimono Dress
How To Wear A Kimono Dress
A kimono dress is a simple, yet beautiful oriental style dress. Learn how to look stylish and hip when you properly accessorize a simple kimono dress. Day and evening wear tips included!
Hi I'm Zoe Lem, stylist and owner of My Sugarland, and today I'm going to give you some insider tips on how to do fashion. I'm now going to show you how to wear a kimono dress. So, you could do this for evening or for day time.
Because of the shiny fabric, it would be a really great dress for the evening. Really easy, just chuck it on over a pair of tights or leggings. But, you could also do it for daytime.
It's a great dress for wearing both ways. So, for evening, rather than go very oriental feel, it's sopping it up a little bit and going against. So, we're going to go glam-y, but it's just a kimono style dress.
Just going with the fact that it's really flattering, it's A-Line and it's nipped in rather than the fact that it's an oriental kimono style dress. So, heels, again metallic. So, sticking with the shine of the dress, going for a platform heel by Harvar.
A good sized heel is going to give you a great stance. It's going to give you a great shape through the leg. And then just keeping it simple, and just going for sparkly earrings.
You don't need a necklace. This neckline is your necklace. So just go for ears and a little clutch bag and/or something that goes over the shoulder.
And just keep it very simple. You don't want to go oriental in the style of hair. The whole thing is like with doing vintage or period clothing, you don't want to go in theme.
So, with this, you don't want to look like a geisha girl, you want to mix it up. So, just go sparkly and keep it glam and keep it very simple, and all the detail is in the dress. If you want to do more daytime, again with this particular dress being such earthy tones, we're going to go with that and were going to go more kind of English eccentricities.
We're just using this as a base shape. So, a gilet is a really great way of having the warmth but you don't want to ruin the shape. You've got these sleeves that are quite difficult to wear under a coat, but you can still add warmth.
If it's really cold, you can do jersey sleeves underneath. Just go for something very simple within the tones of the dress. And you won't ruin the shape.
A gilet is really great way of, it's not going to affect the arms, you've got this beautiful shape through the arms, and it's a real shame to ruin that by fitting them into a coat. So, by doing this, you're still going to keep warm. You can be out and about, doing whatever, it's a great little shopping outfit even because you can layer it up, and when you're in the shops, you can take off a layer at a time as you're trying on.
So, you've got the mix of textures, but it's still got sheen through it, so it's still bright and it's still going to lift the face. Then, we're going to do the scarf. We're picking up on the colors that we've got.
And it's actually kind of a slightly oriental fabric but we're not going to tie it in an oriental way. We're going to mix it up and just slide that in there. So you've got the warmth, you've got the color.
If you've got brown eyes, that's great for lifting out the color of your eyes. And then, we're going to do boots with this for daytime, so leather boots, lace ones here. These are by Haas, really great for adding shape and narrow through the leg.
But, it's not going to be too much. We're mixing up the leather, we've got silk, we've got fur, and we're going to finish it off with a little leather hat. You don't have to wear everything, but that's a really great little shape and really great little colors.
That's how to wear a kimono dress. .