Big in Japan

10 Aug


noun, plural -nos.

1.a loose, wide-sleeved robe, fastened at the waist with awide sash, characteristic of Japanese
2.a woman’s loose dressing gown.

The kimono is elegant, chic and comfortable. It can dress up any plain top and jeans or be thrown over a dress at night. I’m particularly fond of the sheer nude, pinks and navy versions with decorative birds, flowers or simple beading.  Such an easy way to improve a simple outfit! This blue embroidered version from River Island is gorgeous and could be used as an alternative to a short jacket or blazer. There is an extensive choice online from both Topshop and ASOS, as well as E-bay and vintage online stores.Of course the authentic Japanese kimonos would be the most coveted in luxurious silk brocade but the high street has more than enough to choose from if you can’t make it to Tokyo anytime soon!
The Glitterpost x

16 Responses to “Big in Japan”

  1. Fashionistable August 10, 2011 at 2:46 pm #

    Elegant, versatile and beautiful. Xxxx

  2. Jen August 10, 2011 at 3:45 pm #

    Lovely and the items you picked are so pretty to layer. Lightweight but can wear into fall.

  3. Jackie Welling August 10, 2011 at 6:29 pm #

    I’m happy i found your blog, I’m looking forward to your Friday Finds, such original stuff!


    • theglitterpost August 10, 2011 at 8:10 pm #

      thanks so much, yep im thinking friday finds could be a weekly thing rather than monthly…we’ll see!

      the glitterpost x

  4. Emma G August 10, 2011 at 7:52 pm #

    I actually have some that I brought back from Tokyo. 🙂
    Nice selection – I loove that Topshop floral one.

    • theglitterpost August 10, 2011 at 8:09 pm #

      Wow lucky!! I really want to pick one up soon!

      the glitterpost x

  5. Annina August 10, 2011 at 9:49 pm #

    jaja love the post title. gotta love a good kimono- also make a great pool cover up if you add a belt

    great post,

  6. Kelly August 11, 2011 at 2:29 am #

    i’m coming around to the whole kimono thing too.

    SO many brands do it so well it’s definitely on the to buy list!

    Lots of love from Sydney,

    x Kel

    talking closet camaraderie

  7. Raspberry & Rouge August 11, 2011 at 10:43 am #

    Love this trend.. Haven’t got one myself yet though! XO Rebecca

  8. Michelle August 11, 2011 at 1:03 pm #

    These are lovely!


  9. tessa August 11, 2011 at 3:48 pm #

    i love that kimonos are in trend now 🙂

  10. devorelebeaumonstre. August 12, 2011 at 5:56 am #

    nice! xo

  11. the mad twins August 14, 2011 at 5:37 pm #

    I adore kimono’s! I still haven’t found one I really like but those you show are very beautiful 🙂


  12. Patricia Paramo August 16, 2011 at 4:22 pm #

    great pictures you chose…love the kimonos!

  13. ervinstyle September 15, 2011 at 3:08 pm #

    Ponchos.Kimonos. and Capes have worn me over this fall. Can’t wait to pair them with a contrast turtleneck for the cold months.


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