Floor-Length Kimono Styled as a Dress

One Kimono, Three Ways

Hello, friends, and welcome back to Stylishly Good Vibes!

I’m back on the blog today to share one of my favorite kimonos with you! This floor-length kimono is a showstopper, and one that has been so fun for me to style this spring. I get asked a lot of questions about styling kimonos whenever I wear one, so I figured that today’s post would be the perfect opportunity to show you three outfits you can try!

Let’s get started!

I found this kimono while shopping for some spring clothes at Anthropologie. For those who don’t know, I used to be a manager at Anthropologie, so that’s why the majority of my wardrobe is from there. What can I say—I love the clothes the brand offers!

When shopping for a kimono, one of the most important things to think about is the length. I’m quite tall, so I never worry about clothes being too long, but if you are under 5’7″, I would recommend finding a kimono in-store vs. buying online. It’s difficult to know what you’re REALLY going to get when you order online—especially floor-length kimonos!

I was immediately drawn to this kimono because of the pattern—of course! You know how much I love patterns! The second I saw it, I knew I wasn’t leaving the store without buying it. It was a very “me” piece. The bell sleeves, ruffled hem, and fabric belt are just some of the details I fell in love with!

Now let’s talk styling!

Outfit No. 1: Styled as a Dress

Floor-Length Kimono Styled as a Dress
Floor-Length Kimono Styled as a Dress

The easiest way to style a kimono is by making it a dress! Now, more often than not, kimonos are made with pretty sheer fabric, which is why you’ll need a slip! I have a white slip that goes down to just above my knee. I think I found it at Kohl’s years ago, and it does the job! Plus—a slip is something you should ALWAYS have in your closet. You never know when you’re going to need one!

After putting on my slip, I made sure to tie the kimono on with the fabric belt. I knotted the fabric belt in the back to make sure it didn’t shift too much during wear. I will say that if it is a really windy day, maybe don’t try this look! Save it for another day!

Outfit No. 2: Styled with a Tank & Skirt

Kimono with Skirt & Tank
Kimono with Skirt & Tank

During the spring and summer months, skirts are definitely my jam. You will never catch me in shorts (I hate them), so I’m always looking for fun ways to spice up my outfit. Adding a kimono as a third layer is the perfect way to do just that!

When I was picking out items to pair with this kimono, I wanted to make sure they coordinated, but didn’t match perfectly. I also wanted to make sure that I didn’t take attention away from the kimono. I ended up with this army green embroidered skirt from Anthropologie and my favorite sprinkled sweater tank.

Outfit No. 3: Styled with Jeans & Graphic Tee

Kimono with Jeans & Tee
Kimono with Jeans & Tee
Kimono with Jeans & Tee

This outfit is always the first that I recommend to people who still seem like they’re on the fence about adding a kimono into their wardrobe. What I love most about this look is that it starts with pieces most people have in their closet. Plus—these are pieces that are comfortable to wear together or as separates.

Throwing on this kimono with these pieces really elevated the entire look. I chose a grey graphic tee simply because it said Good Vibes on it, which, you know, is part of my blog’s name! In my opinion, a skinny or straight jean would work best for this kimono style. Because this kimono is flowy and ethereal, doing a bootcut or wide flare jean may be TOO much volume on the bottom. Regardless, choose the denim jean that works best for you!

Well, that’s all I have for you today! I hope that the next time you see a kimono that catches your eye, you consider buying it and coming back to this post for styling advice!

Until next time!


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