The best kimonos for perfect autumn layering

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The Japanese kimono has been a clothing staple since the 8th Century, when long, straight cuts of fabric were sewn into a garment to fit every body shape.

Five women's bodies shown wearing kimonos in every length and style, including black and gold lace, beige, black and white check, floral and lace and satin stars.
Get ready for trans-seasonal style with the versatile kimono.

While the kimono is still the national dress of Japan, its initial design continues to fulfil its purpose in the modern-day, flattering all bodies with its straight-line shape.

Bespoke, beautiful patterns making it the perfect trans-seasonal item.


Cool styles, warm wrap

As we enter the cooler autumn season, the kimono is the garment to throw over a top and jeans to instantly accessorise, keeping you cool through the day and warm at night.

With its iconic large hanging sleeves and cross-over structure, the kimono design is versatile and made in a range of designs, patterns, colours, lengths and fabrics.

You can never go wrong with a kimono.

Here are our top picks this season.

AERE Terry Towelling Kimono Wrap Top

Coming in two earthy colours, tan and mango, the AERE kimono wrap is made from 100% organic terry cotton for breathability and warmth.

With a natural stretch, the style gives a chic look with a V-neckline, wrap-around waist tie and elbow length sleeves.

Wear as is, or over a white or black t-shirt with jeans.

An olive skinned woman wears a clay-coloured kimono shirt with 3/4 sleeves and a tie waist with matching coloured trousers against a pale grey background.
Wear this terry-cotton kimono as is, or layer with a singlet to get a chic, autumnal look. Photo: The Iconic

Anthropologie Aldomartins Lemon Kimono

In a distinctly European twist to the traditional kimono, this beautiful garment is designed and made in Spain by the established fashion label, Aldomartins.

The Mediterranean-inspired print brings warmth and vibrancy to an outfit, while its viscose material keeps you cool and fresh through the day.

Impeccably tailored and beautifully made, this kimono is the lift your outfit needs as it floats behind you looking effortless and chic.

A black haired olive skinned woman wears a green and yellow mediterannean-patterned ankle length kimon wrap dress with 3/4 sleeves against a grey background.
Embrace a European touch to the kimono style with this Spanish-made and designed kimono wrap. Photo: Anthropologie

COOPER Fomono Kimono

Remember what we said about versatility?

This kimono thrusts itself into the modern world dripping in emerald, gold and pink sequins over floral black lace.

Featuring three-quarter sleeves and mid-length hemline, this dark and sexy style of kimono works as a statement piece through the day or with heels for the shine of the night.

A caucasian woman with blonde hair wears a 3/4 sleeve midi length black floral lace kimono with emerald sequin trim and gold and pink sequin flowers against a white background.
Add some sparkle to your style with this intricately embroidered sequin kimono with black floral lace. Photo: David Jones

Hope & Harvest Kimono Duster

Another great staple for work or to throw on for the weekend, this black and white checked kimono is the thing you grab to zhuzh up your outfit before you walk out the door.

Crafted for curvaceous figures, this cool kimono is made from a lightweight cotton-blend which is both breathable and fast drying.

Featuring flared elbow-length sleeves with ruched detail, pockets, and a waist tie to flatter the middle, you can't go wrong when wearing this versatile kimono.

A caucasian woman with blonde hair wears an ankle length black and white checked 3/4 sleeved kimono with white strappy heels against a white background.
This versatile black check kimono is complete with pockets and ruched sleeves for added flair. Photo: The Iconic

Lenni The Label Whiskey Kimono

One for the cooler autumnal weather, this exquisitely moody black velvet kimono keeps you warm and looking chic on every occasion.

Featuring gold cosmic sequins and bold, patterned embroidery, the kimono also includes a twin front patch pocket, with moderate stretch for ease and comfort.

Great with a mini dress or sleek pants, you will turn heads when you walk in wearing this.

Two side by side images of a caucasian woman wearing black velvet kimono with gold sequin detailing on the bottom.
Make the trans-seasonal move in a bold way with this stunning black velvet sequinned kimono. Photo: The Iconic

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