As you may have noticed, I missed a post on Tuesday. This was due to a sudden but not-so-serious illness: I woke up on Sunday with a sore throat, and saw it best to take some time off work. Resting for a couple of days seems to have taken care of my horrid flu, and I’m on the mend. Still coughing up bits of brain and feeling woozy, but that I can live with. Today, I’m feeling well enough to give you a few ideas on how to wear a kimono dress! Lee’s Dress, our featured product for this week, was launched last Friday, and features elements of oriental fashion. I seriously love this dress, but styling it quickly proved a bit challenging. With such a strong look, this dress can be picky about accessories.
I made Lee’s Dress with a light faux silk. Though it isn’t see-through, I like to wear another layer under it. The fabric feels light and delicate, and somehow flimsy. Adding a petticoat gives the dress more coverage and warmth. I actually made a new one to compliment Lee’s Dress. I took a piece of light, elastic poly satin, you know, the kind of fabric slips are made of, and sewed a strip of grey lace onto it. A few seams and an elastic band turned it into a petticoat that goes beautifully with Lee’s Dress. For this look, I wore a strip of grey lace as a belt. I used a brooch to secure it, and chose grey heels to compliment the shades of grey in this look.
For the second look, I wanted to turn Lee’s Dress in a more casual direction. This dress can feel really fancy, and I wanted to show you how to wear a kimono dress in a relaxed, fun way. I like to wear Lee’s Dress with a belt mainly because it has a seam at the waist. Covering up seams is one of my favorite hobbies, so… For this look, I chose an elastic belt with a silver buckle. This is both comfy and casual, and helps tone the dress down. I chose silver jewelry for this look, and continued the theme with silver heels. To achieve an effortless look, I wore my hair down. It needs dye just as desperately as I need tights that don’t have runners!
This look is perfect for casual parties with friends, or even a dinner date. I’d totally wear this out without changing a single detail. Except maybe tights…
I hope you’ve enjoyed my ideas on how to wear a kimono dress.
Until next time.