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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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