It is Kimono season again! In 2018 the newest style is a duster length Kimono. The stylists are calling it the Maxi Kimono. The long length adds more drama to the piece. The look pairs well with shorts, over a graphic tee, and dresses. For being a statement piece, I actually find it very versatile.
I often hear that the length makes petit people feel like they are too short. In that case, don't do full maxi length, shoot for a semi-maxi kimono that hits at the calf. You will still be able to obtain a striking look, without feeling like you are swimming in fabric.
This is my go to style all summer. I take a graphic tank, and dress it up with a kimono. Now the longer style will appear even more dramatic. Something about layering a fancier piece over a simpler piece makes for casual elegance that looks wonderful on many body types.
Ournewest one is in this years color of the season: Mauve. I dig how they added the embroidery in the pale pink and almost peachy colors. The leaves have the darker green and sage embroidery colors, bringing in richness to the palette.