I bought this 1920's kimono in a vintage shop last year and have been wondering ever since what to do with it. I don't really wear vintage, or second-hand for that matter. And I certainly don't wear fancy silk dressing gowns at home (I'm more of a ratty old t-shirt and yoga pants girl..). But as soon as I saw this kimono, I just had to have it. Let's call that a temporary mental disorder, shall we?
Anyway, I'm not a collector (as far as clothes are concerned, that is; books and art, now that's different), so having something in my closet and never wear it is against all my principles. I had to find a way to wear this fabulous piece, if for no other reason than to justify the amount of money I spent on it.
Maybe I could wear it as a wrap dress? Accessorise it with a wide belt and pearl earrings, a retro evening bag and shoes that are a nod to the 20's flapper style? Well, I'm not totally convinced, but this is an experiment...
silk kimono: vintage, from Annie's Vintage / bag: L.K.Bennett (old) /
shoes: Hotter (old) / belt: Andiata (old)
Any suggestions how to style this kimono?
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