Friday, 25 July 2014

Summer Fashion Essentials: The Kimono

Hey girls,

As a larger lady (size 16-18) the Summer can be a bitttt of a nightmare (slight understatement maybe?) the problem is i absolutely love the sun and warm weather but hate baring my bingo wings for all to see. The perfect summer solution? The kimono! Luckily for me, kimonos are absolutely everywhere right now and well and truly bang on trend! Perfect hey! They are lightweight and easy to throw over pretty much anything and anything whilst still keeping me reasonably cool!

I have three, however i am always on the look out for more. Totally unplanned, but all of mine are actually from New Look. I think new look is pretty much right on point at the minute, and usually find that it pretty much is through Spring/Summer with gorgeous pastels and pretty florals. 
The first one i own is a black lightweight one that is a sort of semi sheer chiffon material with red and pink flowers covering it. It is from the Parsian range and can be bought here for £19.99.
The second one is black cotton with a crotchet cuff and hem however it is out of stock on the website. 
The third one i own is the same brand as the first one and i feel screams summer ever so slightly more than the other two and is a pale peach with a floral print. It can be bought here for £19.99

For reference, as the sheer ones have quite wide sleeves i was able to get a size 14 so they are slightly a bigger fit than normal.

Whats your thoughts on the kimono? Perfect Summer cover up?


  1. Shockingly enough I don't own a Kimono but I do love the look of them! Really love the first one :) I'll have to have a look at New Look over the weekend, I seem to be collecting their blazers - currently lovin' a coral one I recently picked up <3 x

    Sarah @ xx

  2. These are so pretty! Kimonos are so easy to wear they pretty much go with anything, I love the third one! xxx Thou Shalt Not Covet

  3. They are so nice, I especially love the middle one! I'm around the same size as you and I have been relying on kimonos so much this year xx

  4. I really want to buy one for myself but not really sure that it will suit me. I like your kimonos though especially the black one :)

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  5. I love kimonos, i live in them haha!
    xprincessjas | ♥

  6. I love kimonos too... So much so I wrote a post about them also which you can see in the link below. It's nice to see I'm not the only person who is a bit kimono crazy lol :D
    Great post xx


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