Kimonos – Perfect To See Out Summer

The End Of Summer

With August Bank Holiday gone, the end of Summer is unfortunately approaching fast and even more unfortunately the weather is actually showing this more and more. We occasionally still have stunning warm days but especially the evenings have are not as warm any more as they were a few weeks back.

This is generally a relatively difficult time to dress for as it is not quite warm enough any-more for lovely skin flashing high summer outfits but it is also way to early for  jumpers and long sleeves. So transitional pieces are key for now.

Kimonos – Perfect To See Out Summer

Kimonos are one of those of these trends that have been round all summer but I did initially did not pay much attention to. However, now that the seasons start to change I have discovered kimonos perfect end of summer piece.

Perfect With Summerwear or Swimwear

Kimonos are great for the last hot days, as they are lovely lightweight and go great with your light summer wear or even your swimwear.

great as beach cover-up with swimwear

Kimono: Fringed Palm Print Sheer Kimono – Yours Clothing (alternative)
Bikini: Elomi Swimbra & Miss Mary of Sweden Bikini BottomsSimply Be
(detailed bikini outfit post here
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When It Is A Bit Colder

They are also super for  the colder times, as they give you just that little bit of cover up and bit of protection against droughts and slight chills you might need now in the evenings or on a windier day, while still giving you a great summery feel.

for the chillier days

Yours Clothing Kimonos

I had fallen in love with the fringed Kimonos from Yours Clothing. Initially I had planned to only get the palm print kimono.

However, I had ordered over click&collect to save on the delivery costs,  so when went to the Yours Clothing shop in Manchester to pick it up, I could not resist and ended up getting it in two versions rather than only one: The tropical palm print as well as an amazing flower print kimono.

I am usually a size 24-26 but they did not have my size in the flower print any more. So I went for a size 28-32 fortunately sizing does not matter in kimonos so much. I think I am still quite happy with the fit of the flower print kimono.

Kimono: Fringed Palm Print Sheer Kimono – Yours Clothing (alternative)
Top: Black Ribbed Cotton VestYours Clothing
Denim Leggings: Simply Be sale item
Shoes: Deichmann sale item



Kimono: Fringed Multi Tropical Print Sheer Kimono – Yours Clothing
Top: Black Ribbed Cotton VestYours Clothing
Denim Leggings: Simply Be sale item
Shoes: Deichmann sale item

At the time, the kimonos were £30, but at the moment the floral one is reduced to £19. Some sizes are not available any more but as mentioned above, in case they might have sold out your size, don’t be afraid to size up the kimono will still look fine.The palm print kimono is unfortunately sold out. But here is a lovely alternative.

As a little tip, if you are a new customer to Yours Clothing you can currently also use the code WGGAUG15 for an extra 15% off.

My Kimono Wishlist

Here is a “little” list of the plus-size kimonos that have made it on my wish list. unfortunately my budget won’t allow me to get all of them, but I guess that 2 or 3 are going to make it into my wardrobe.

1: Joanna Hope Longline Lace Kimono Style Jacket Simply Be
2: New Look Inspire Button Through KimonoAsos
3: AX Paris White Lace KimonoSimply Be
4: ASOS CURVE Exclusive Midi Kimono In Light Rose PrintAsos
5: Anna Scholz Vintage Rose KimonoSimply Be
6: Leopard KimonoSimply Be
7: ASOS CURVE Exclusive Kimono In Floral Spot PrintAsos
8: New Look Inspire Mono Floral KimonoAsos
9: AX Paris White Floral Tassel KimonoSimply Be
10: Truly You Floral Print KimonoAsos

Maybe you could help me decide… Which one is your favourite?

What about you?

What do you think about kimonos? Do you have a favourite one? Print or Plain? Fringe, yes or no? What do you like to combine them with? I would love to hear from you

Lots of love

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