If you're looking for something easy, light, and breezy to wear when it's hot outside or for a more fun and fashionable alternative to a regular robe, then a kimono could be just the thing you need. Kimonos are beautiful and versatile pieces of clothing that have a rich history dating back 1000s of years. But with so many different types of kimonos out there it can be tough to choose the one that's perfect for you.
That's what we're going to be helping you do today. Read on for tips on picking the perfect African kimono to add to your clothing collection.
The History of Kimonos
Today kimonos are worn all over the world, but as you probably know the garment originated in Japan. The first iteration of the kimono consisted of sewn-together cuts of fabric and was created somewhere between 700 and 1200 during a time known as the Heian period.
In the past, kimonos contained specific details about their wearers that were communicated through things like kimono styles, fabrics, design techniques and colours. Though they were once worn at all times, today in Japan kimonos are usually reserved for special occasions such as weddings and funerals.
Choosing the Perfect Kimono
When choosing a kimono you'll need to take a lot of different things into account. Your personal style, body type, and the rest of your wardrobe will all come into play. So will how you're planning on using your kimono.
If you're going to use it as loungewear you can be a little freer with your choices. If it's going to be a fashion item then you might want to put a little more thought into its style and design.
Think about the rest of your wardrobe. What colours and styles of kimono will go with the majority of the items you already have? Do you prefer oversized clothing or would you like something that's more tailored?
Styling a Kimono
Styling a kimono is almost as fun as choosing one. It's a garment that you can wear in many different ways and which can be adapted to suit lots of styles.
It can be worn as a light jacket over almost any outfit in spring and summertime. You can also wear it as a shirt or dress and layer it with other items. If you want to make it a little more form-fitting you can belt it to show off your waist and figure.
There's really no wrong way to wear a kimono. Don't be afraid to get creative and show off your personal style!
Find Your Dream Kimono Today
Hopefully, this blog has been informative and given you some ideas about how to choose an amazing kimono and what you can do with it once you've got it. A Kimono is an amazing addition to any wardrobe and you won't regret buying yours. Browse our full range of kimonos, African weaving, and rugs today and find the item that's perfect for you!