This is what I was planning to wear to a festive, formal dinner on New Year’s Eve. But I didn’t. However, because I really like this outfit, I wanted to post these pictures nevertheless.
This silk kimono is one of my favourite pieces. It was also the favourite piece on my Instagram account (@elegance_revisited) as it was featured not once, or twice, but 3 times in my collection of top nine posts for 2019. Talk about a statement piece…
Anyway, as much as I love the kimono, I always struggle finding ways to style it. I can’t wear it as a dress as it’s a bit too short (above the knee). And I never wear dresses shorter than knee-length. It’s not a question of modesty (I don’t buy into that bullshit); knee-length (or longer) is simply more flattering on someone with wide hips and heavy thighs.
It’s also challenging to find a top that is simple and minimalist enough to suit my personal taste yet feels luxurious enough to be matched with a silk kimono.
And let’s not even talk about trousers… OK, finding trousers that flatter my body is almost impossible. But these (very) high-waisted viscose trousers are perfect.
So, I really like this outfit, yet I chose not to wear it to a fancy New Year’s Eve dinner? Am I out of my mind?
Well, as I mentioned, the trousers are really high-waisted. While that is usually a good thing, the prospect of a big, 7 course dinner made the trousers feel a bit uncomfortable. Especially as at that point of the holiday I had already a few of those big, multi-course dinners under my belt, literally… In fact, if I was the type of person to make New Year’s resolutions, I might say that going on a diet would be a good idea…
Anyway… I’m sure you’re curious as to the outfit I eventually decided to wear to that big, fancy dinner. All in due course, my dear reader, in another blog post…
kimono: Klaus Haapaniemi / t-shirt: Pieces / trousers: Marimekko (old) /
bag: Chanel / shoes: Clarks / sunglasses: Woobs
location: hotel Quinta da Casa Branca (Funchal, Madeira)
What would you like me to wear with this kimono?
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