Trends: Kimono Capes



Indian street style fashion blog, How to wear a Kimono Cape
Red Maxi with a Floral Cape

Kimono is a Japanese garment, the word Kimono literally means a “thing to wear”. It refers to a full length robe with wide sleeves, that is wrapped around the body and is the outermost piece of the Japanese traditional ensemble. The modern take on this piece is more so comfortable and can be worn as part of our casual wear. You can pick from various lengths, from the ones that sweep the floor to the ones that end at your waist, it really depends on you like. I have one long cape and the other that ends at my waist, which I wear it with denim or a little black dress. But, here are a couple of pictures that show how to wear the Kimono Cape:

Casual Urban Street Style:

1) Going out for a casual brunch with friends, then wear a Kimono over Skinny fit Denim

How to wear Kimono cape, Indian street style fashion blog,

2) For a Music Concert – Wear a Kimono paired with a Crop top and a denim shorts

How to wear Kimono cape, Indian street style fashion blog,

3) For a night out with friends, wear a kimono over a dress with a few layers of gold necklaces

How to wear Kimono cape, Indian street style fashion blog,

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4) Boho Inspired – Pick a cape with fringes on the hem and add a floppy hat to your attire

How to wear Kimono cape, Indian street style fashion blog,

Holiday/Resort Wear:

1) Wear a Kimono as a Bikini Coverup for a beach holiday

How to wear Kimono cape, Indian street style fashion blog,

2) Over a Maxi for a Holiday, like I did in a post of mine from last year :

How to wear Kimono cape, Indian street style fashion blog,

Take a look at the above look here

Tips to style it to perfection:

  • Looks better when layered with body hugging clothing
  • Pick ones in that are lighter and sheerer
  • For petite body type chose ones which show off your legs, so that you look taller
  • Kimono adds volume to your look so if you are on the curvier side, I suggest you pick a darker colour cape and belt it under your bust.

How would you wear a Kimono cape? Which is your favorite style of wearing it. Do leave me your comments here or you may also reach me on : Facebook Twitter | Instagram | Bloglovin |


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39 Replies to “Trends: Kimono Capes”

  1. I think because I’ve been a curvier body that I never thought a kimono would look good… but belting it under my breasts is a good idea ♡

  2. Live your red maxi paired with the lovely Kimono, and those sandals are fabulous! Love the bright green with the red and I also love the other examples of how to wear kimono!
    xx, Elle

  3. Kimono capes have been added to my wish list recently. They feel soooo comfy and chic. Thanks for sharing so many tips on the style dear 🙂 AND I LOOOOOOVE YOUR SANDALS!!!!!

  4. Love your Kimono look babe! That red Maxi is soo pretty

  5. I love kimono style cardis, especially the super flowy ones, with or without fringe. They are so perfect for the summer when you just want the lightest of layering 🙂

  6. Great tips, kimonos are my latest obsession 🙂 . I recently styled and wore one for a collaboration outfit and I paired it with a short skirt and ankle boots. But they’re so versatile and make every outfit a bit more elegant.

    Your own look in the last pic is very pretty and I love your shoes, the model and color is eye-catching!

  7. Looking pretty Chaitra!! This is one piece of clothing I absolutely just adds that special something to your outfit

  8. Hi,
    I really love this trend! I ordered one white and black and I can’t wait to have it with me!! xx

  9. I love kimono’s, just because they’re so stylish and versatile! Thanks for sharing these gorgeous pictures!
    XO Imke | Pastellics

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