Originally, 'kimono' was the Japanese word for clothing. These days, kimono is but part of a fashionista's wardrobe. Found this kimono in my flea market foray moons ago. Instantly, felt in love with it. I guess I was the only one who understand this piece of garment, the fact that during my visit in one of my 'suki', few pieces have been left hanging in racks. And this beautiful kimono just waving at me. A single kimono hanging. Meant to be. HAHAHA.
The cotton voile material makes it more appealing to me. Perfect! What with the temp these days still at its hottest. Anyway, I nailed this kimono days ago when I paired it with another printed pieces. It is more fun and adventurous when mixed with almost similar family of prints.
The kimono is traditionally made of silk, silk brocade, silk crepes, and satin weaves.Modern kimonos are widely available in less expensive, easy-care fabrics such as rayon, cotton sateen, cotton, polyester, and other synthetic fibers. Silk is still consider as ideal fabric though.
Obviously, kimono is the traditional dress of Japan. It's got long sleeves and reaches from the shoulders all the way down to one's heels. Kimonos for everyday wear are a lot simpler like in my case today. I was lucky enough to owning this piece when it got the nicest prints in it. I can see myself wearing more of kimonos in the coming days. Having said that, I should score new 'suki' this time for the purpose. HAHAHA.
Light and Love!