Kimono Jackets: How To Wear The Trend
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A jacket that covers a multitude of sins and creates the perfect hourglass shape, the kimono is our new hero buy! Click for our pick of the best
There's a new trend that has slowly made its way onto our radar this season - and it's one that absolutely anyone can wear. Comfortable, versatile and always flattering, your spring/summer wardrobe is in need of a kimono jacket!
Banish all thoughts of bulky jackets that pile on the pounds - the kimono is your figure-flattering saviour. Shops are awash with belted versions that will give you the waist you've always dreamed of, whilst a longer length and wide sleeves leave you feeling covered without the extra padding some jackets can give.
So how do you wear this trend? The answer is simple: with just about anything! The important thing to remember is that the kimono is a perfect layering jacket, and will look great with the majority of your exisiting wardrobe. Wear it as you would a casual cardigan, with casual trousers, jeans and even trainers - or be adventurous and add a casual edge to an evening outfit by draping it over your shoulders.
This neutral offering from Wallis (opens in new tab) is a great way to ease yourself into the trend. It looks great with smart trousers or skirts for work, but it will look just as fabulous worn unbelted and layered over denim at the weekend.
Forget adapting your winter coat for warmer days, or shivering in a cardigan that just doesn't cover you up enough in the unpredictable British weather. Make the kimono jacket your hero piece of the season, paired with comfy footwear and fluid shapes, and give everyone a class in spring dressing.
Click through for our pick of the very best buys on the high street right now, and join the fashion tribes that are heading East this season...
Oasis Oriental Belted Kimono, £45
Belt up for an hourglass shape to die for! This Oasis Oriental Belted Kimono is our must-have for the upcoming season thanks to its flattering longline shape, comfortable self-tie belt and punchy print. Make the most of the oriental pattern by pairing with this season's favourite flared jeans, and heel for endless legs.
East Waterfall Denim Jacket, £129
Spring/summer 2015 is all about denim - in every design you could think of! Go the extra mile and make even the most stylish women envious with this Waterfall Denim Jacket from East. For the full oriental effect, this will look great teamed with culottes and simplistic sandals. A super stylish outfit that's both flattering and comfortable - what's not to love?!
Topshop Belted Kimono Jacket, £49
If black is your go-to wardrobe colour, you'll love this Topshop Belted Kimono Jacket. (opens in new tab) Wear it as you would a blazer for a cool, trendy twist on a classic style. (opens in new tab)
H&M Lyocell Jacket, £39.99
Embrace this season's military trend with a more feminine style, thanks to this H&M Lyocell Jacket (opens in new tab). Petite women will look especially great in this, as the pockets over the bust and belt will accentuate your shape further. Wear this with neutrals and beaded accessories for the perfect utitlity style. (opens in new tab)
Abigail Malbon is a journalist who has written for the likes of CN Traveller, Evening Standard, Red and Cosmopolitan. She likes pina coladas and exploring new places.
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