|Kimons are the new jacket/cardigan/go-to trend. We must act now. The movement may not last.|
Don’t you just love it when you discover in a fashion magazine — particularly a French fashion magazine in this case — that you actually already own something that is the latest and the greatest fashion statement of the moment? Not only that, we’ve been promised we’re looking at an extended moment as in the trend will continue through fall and winter.
What more could a girl ask?
|This one is from Zara and, you will note, it echoes another hot trend: lacy, eyelet-like cutouts. Nothing like getting several of-the-moment movements in one purchase. Ne c’est pas?|
As you can see, I’m talking about kimonos in all their myriad patterns, fabrics, lengths and volume. I have a black one (quelle surprise!) in a light gabardine and a silk, black background with a sober beige print. It goes with all my black. . .
The beauty of these “jackets” is that they are normally light, floaty, comfortable and can be worn with anything from jeans to little black dresses to beach cover-ups to well, almost anything including a light, packable robe. If floaty is not your thing, they look stunning belted.
I love wearing my silk one over a satin camisole with matching satin evening trousers, you know, keeping a long vertical line. Years ago I wore these to my niece’s wedding, but as with all trends if you’re too early no one notices and if you’re too late everyone notices, in a bad way.
(No, of course, I’m not exaggerating. . .)