Here in the Netherlands you hardly see that kimonos are worn. Every summer I see mostly American bloggers parading in the most beautiful colorful creations, often worn on shorts for such a wonderful boho festival style. But it is rarely worn here. I am wearing a kimono style dress today!
Kimono dress from Japan
I can still remember my grandmother having a beautiful one in the 70’s. My grandfather then worked for Honda and went to the Honda factory in Japan and brought a real silk Japanese kimono for my grandmother. What a shame it has never been preserved! I have to do it with a kind of kimono dress!
Black and white printed kimono dress
I wore this dress as a kimono, but today I wear a dress in a kimono style. With the typical wide sleeves. Do you know that kimono actually means, what someone wears? And that the belt is called an obi? There is a whole culture around the kimono. Very nice to read. This dress is not made of silk, but because of the black/white print and the sleeves it looks a bit like the kimono. That way I also participate in the trend of my American blogger friends!
I styled it with black and gold tassel earrings, a bit Eastern style, a black statement ring and golden bracelets. The sandals are rose gold, with a tiny heel. The soft colors of the sandals fit very well with the dress. If I wanted a more cool look I would have opt for these black sandals!
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