Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

The Kimono comeback: 10 best to buy

This summer, New Look sold one kimono every five seconds.

The high street retailer has credited Japanese-influenced cover-ups with helping to boost its profits by 38.4% to £43.6m from April to June.

It's not the first time kimonos - traditionally straight line robes - have been re-imagined in Western fashion. The decadent mood of the 1920s borrowed heavily from the kimono aesthetic, with legendary designer Paul Poiret credited with inventing the then-controversial 'kimono coat,' while Boy George's penchant for Japanese kimono robes during his Culture Club heyday saw the garment flourish on the '80s New Romantic fashion scene.

Now it's credited as a year-round replacement to the cardigan - as at home at weddings and festivals as it is worn to the office or pub. We've rounded up 10 of the best to buy now.

Related

hero2.jpg

Celebrity weekend fashion round-up: from Kerry Washington to Cate Blanchett

hero.jpg

15 maxi dresses to get you through summer and beyond

naomi-hero.jpg

Naomi Campbell shows us her favourite Brixton hotspots

rexfeatures-679459ao.jpg

10 of the best one-piece swimming costumes to suit any figure

hero.jpg

The best dressed celebrity couples of all time

herotest.jpg

Showstopping wedding guest accessories

Comments

More

This epic new handbag range is made from pineapple leaves

Vegan fashion that doesn't compromise on style

by Nicola Colyer
26 May 2017

Relax: Amazon’s new wedding shop has arrived

Browse “unique, handcrafted items for your wedding day”

by Anna Brech
26 May 2017

This week's style list: from Annie Warhol to chandelier earrings

Indulge yourself with a treat from our hand-picked edits

by The Stylist web team
25 May 2017

Five items in your wardrobe that were inspired by Cristóbal Balenciaga

Don't know much about him? Look no further...

by Harriet Hall
25 May 2017

Daily outfit inspiration with our look at the best dressed A-listers

Casual dressing ideas from stylish celebrities

25 May 2017

25 unusual accessories to update your wedding wardrobe

Shoes, bags, jewellery and headgear to perk up your one-wear wedding wonders

by Amy Swales
24 May 2017

22 unusual and awesome Father's Day gifts

Stylish, foodie, boozy, outdoorsy: we've got you covered

by Amy Swales
24 May 2017

Summer looks like jeans that turn into shorts

You didn't know these were missing from your life

by Amy Swales
22 May 2017

A closer look at Pippa Middleton’s wedding dress

One of Britain's most celebrated designers, Giles Deacon, created the gown

21 May 2017

The feminist t-shirt everyone’s talking about on Instagram

It’s time to wear your feminist credentials front and centre

by Kayleigh Dray
19 May 2017