Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Trend Alert: Kimono tops

The latest fashion trends illustrate the very best of 1970's in it's full glory. Floating semi-sheer and transparent print fabrics recapture 1970's fashions precisely and have caught my eye. The kimono is a micro trend that the 90's saw a horrific profusion of, cheap satin Chinese-inspired tops and dresses (thigh slits firmly in place) included, this season’s kimono is slightly closer to the real thing – soft, feminine and comprised of compelling prints. Kimono tops flatter all body types, are so easy to wear and I can’t get enough of these roomy tops. They come in both printed and solid fabrics, short or long sleeves. To pull off this trend correctly, choose styles with a suitable volume for your size; choose sleeves that are moderate in width and volume, not overly excessive. Also, make sure the fabric drapes well so you don't look stiff and inflated. And lastly, if you're going to spring for a subtle print or solid kimono sleeve top or dress that has a very plain shape, accessorize with a belt. Trust that the belt makes all the difference in the world to your outfit. So if you are a vintage fiend or you're looking for something special, up your fashion take with the trendiest of new looks for this season:  kimono sleeves

               Vero Moda kimono Sleeve Top, $51.23, available at ASOS.

    Collective Concepts Paisley Kimono Top, $59, available at Piperlime

       Ella Moss Gypsy Printed Kimono Top, $148, available at Neiman Marcus.


                               Suno kimono Top, $615, available at Ssense

tried to find a way to embrace the kimono without cheapening its regal origin; tried to get the material right and just enough volume to fit my body. It didn't take too long to finish.  The green fabric is chiffon with a bohemian folk print, the second top is Ankara. Love this trend so much, i made two tops and I definitely will be making more.  

                                   What do you think of the kimono trend?

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