HOW TO WEAR A DRESS AS A KIMONO

Good morning everyone, today’s attire is on wearing a dress as a kimono. I don’t know about you guys but I am all for switching it up and re-wearing my clothings as many different ways as possible. So here is one way to wear this gorgeous wrap dress. I have decided to dress it down here for a day look.

 

HOW TO WEAR A DRESS AS A KIMONO

/ DRESS / JEANS (CUSTOMISED BY ME) / SWIMSUIT / BAG / SUNGLASSES / SHOES Similar

ROTATE WRAP DRESS

So lets begin with this gorgeous satin maxi dress from Rotate Birger Christensen. This is my second wrap dress from the brand as I previously bought the same dress in black. If you missed that post, why not take a look HERE. The dress falls to a graceful maxi length with a clean silhouette which features a plunging neckline and comes with a wrap tie. The shoulders of the dress are gently gathered to give some volume. Whether you decide to style it up or down you really can’t be missed in this statement worthy carnation pink dress. I can safely say I am a huge fan of this brand, as you would have seen from all the pieces I have acquired so far.

H&M CUTOMISED JEANS

Moving on and like I mentioned earlier I have gone for a day time look here and therefore opted to wear the wrap maxi dress with my H&M denim skinny jeans. It comes in a skinny high waisted style and I have customised this pair myself. So easy to do, all I did was cut a few inches from the bottom and made a slit in the knee area with a pair of scissors. I then threw them into the washing machine to give them that frayed distressed look and voila there you have it my very own ripped pair of jeans.

SWIMSUIT 

Next I opted to wear my white Norma Kamali Butterfly Mio ruched swimsuit from Net-A-Porter as a bodysuit. This looks great under the maxi wrap dress, the dress covers the back up nicely, therefore I am not revealing too much skin. The v-neck style swimsuit is so flattering with its all-over ruching which highlights my curves without being skintight. Another way to put your swimsuit to good use, it’s not only for the beach or the pool.


CULT GAIA CORA BAG

As for my bag and after much contemplation about whether or not to go with a white bag I went for this brown coloured beaded one from Cult Gaia instead. This gorgeous wooden Cora bag embodies Cult Gaia’s penchant for 1970’s reference. The bag features a beige canvas pouch which has been framed by gradient-toned wooden beads that also form the round top handles.

WHITE SHOES

Now when it came to my shoes I wanted to keep the white going and chose to wear these white transparent detailed, pointed toe court shoes from Dune London. They exude a timeless glamour and showcase a classic silhouette with the transparent trim detail. The heels come in a slim style and are quite high, that is fine by me as I’m a heel kinda gal. However, if you choose to style your wrap maxi dress down wear shoes you feel comfortable in. You could easily go for some white trainers/sneakers which would work equally as well.

ACCESSORIES

Right for the finishing touches first off I gabbed my latest pair of sunglasses which I purchased from the Net-A-Porter sale. These are from Illesteva and come in a cat-eye style, now you all know how much I adore a pair of cat-eye sunglasses! Finally completing my look I am wearing the shade Teddy bear from Lime Crime Velvetines on my lips.

 

HOW TO WEAR A DRESS AS A KIMONO

HOW TO WEAR A DRESS AS A KIMONO

HOW TO WEAR A DRESS AS A KIMONO

HOW TO WEAR A DRESS AS A KIMONO

HOW TO WEAR A DRESS AS A KIMONO

HOW TO WEAR A DRESS AS A KIMONO

HOW TO WEAR A DRESS AS A KIMONO

HOW TO WEAR A DRESS AS A KIMONO

HOW TO WEAR A DRESS AS A KIMONO

Thank you so much for stopping by to read my fashion blog. What do you think of this dress styled as a kimono? How would you style yours? Do let me know by leaving a comment below.

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ENSEMBLE

Dress: ROTATE BIRGER CHRISTENSEN 

Swimsuit: NORMA KAMALI @NET-A-PORTER

Jeans (customised by me): H&M

Bag: CULT GAIA

Shoes: DUNE Similar

Sunglasses: ILLESTEVA Similar

Lipstick: LIME CRIME VELVETINES

 

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  1. August 1, 2019 / 4:34 pm

    This is such a cute look and i never would have thought of doing this but it really works! I love the idea of dressing it down with jeans 🙂

    lily loves | https://www.lilyloves.net

    • Lovely
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      August 6, 2019 / 6:50 am

      Thank you so much Lilly.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      August 6, 2019 / 6:51 am

      Thank you darling glad you like it.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  2. August 1, 2019 / 5:53 pm

    What a beautiful outfit! With realistic garments but very original. I love it!

    Lindifique

    • Lovely
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      August 6, 2019 / 6:51 am

      Thanks Natalia.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  3. August 1, 2019 / 6:11 pm

    You look incredible from head to heels. I just love your jeans and the fit is perfection. I adore everything about your styling. The kimono dress works so well with the jeans and the colors are amazing.

    Xx
    Nikki
    http://www.nikkilivinglife.com/blog

    • Lovely
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      August 6, 2019 / 6:52 am

      Thank you so much Nikki, have a fab day darling.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  4. August 1, 2019 / 8:28 pm

    Love this look!

    • Lovely
      Author
      August 6, 2019 / 6:52 am

      Thank you Brandy.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      August 6, 2019 / 6:52 am

      Thank you darling.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  5. August 1, 2019 / 9:42 pm

    Very good idea💞

    • Lovely
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      August 6, 2019 / 6:53 am

      Thanks Kinga.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  6. August 2, 2019 / 11:40 am

    Wow! I have never thought that a kimono could look so chic, I love the whole outfit.

    Nice idea, I´m gonna try to do it with my own dresses

    • Lovely
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      August 6, 2019 / 6:53 am

      Thanks Sofia, so happy to hear your going to try it!

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      Author
      August 6, 2019 / 6:54 am

      Thank you Kelsey.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      August 6, 2019 / 6:54 am

      Totally agree great way to re-wear your dresses! Thanks darling.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  7. August 3, 2019 / 3:52 pm

    I love how the dress brings a pop of color to the classic outfit of a white top and jeans!

    Mai
    ✰ maidoesthings.com

    • Lovely
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      August 6, 2019 / 6:55 am

      Thanks Mai.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      August 6, 2019 / 6:55 am

      Thank you Rena.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  8. August 3, 2019 / 10:40 pm

    Love the neon pink dress! it works so well as a duster with your jeans 🙂 I have a handful of dresses I like to wear as kimonos now and then. I’ve never tried it with my warp dresses though, I really should!

    Hope that you are having a lovely weekend 🙂

    http://awayfromtheblue.blogspot.com

    • Lovely
      Author
      August 6, 2019 / 6:56 am

      Thank you Mica, busy packing for our move. hope your having a wonderful week.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  9. August 4, 2019 / 4:28 am

    I love how you rocked your dress as a kimono! The white shoes add a nice touch to the outfit overall!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

    • Lovely
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      August 6, 2019 / 6:56 am

      Thanks Nancy.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      August 6, 2019 / 6:56 am

      Thank you so much Ann.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      August 6, 2019 / 6:57 am

      Thank you so much Margot.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  10. August 4, 2019 / 11:10 pm

    This outfit is stunning! The maxi dress looks so good as a kimono and I love the color of it. It really makes a statement!

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net

    • Lovely
      Author
      August 6, 2019 / 6:57 am

      Thank you so much Kara.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  11. August 5, 2019 / 7:12 am

    This is such an amazing idea. I never really thought about it. I love the hot pink dress turned into a kimono.

    http://www.fashionradi.com

    • Lovely
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      August 6, 2019 / 6:57 am

      Thanks Radi.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      August 6, 2019 / 6:58 am

      Thank you Grace.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      August 6, 2019 / 6:58 am

      Thank you Gemma.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      August 6, 2019 / 6:58 am

      Thanks Nina.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  12. August 5, 2019 / 2:05 pm

    The beaded bag is completely unique and at first thought, I was like “wow, those are really big beads” but love the way it is all put together and the kimono dress is great as well. – http://www.jamilakyari.com

    • Lovely
      Author
      August 6, 2019 / 6:59 am

      Thank you Jamila.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  13. August 5, 2019 / 7:48 pm

    This dress and those jeans look so great! I absolutely love this entire outfit combination.

    xx Avalon from Simply Avalon

    • Lovely
      Author
      August 6, 2019 / 6:59 am

      Thank you so much Avalon.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      Author
      August 6, 2019 / 7:00 am

      Thank you Carolyn.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  14. Melissa Kacar
    August 6, 2019 / 5:02 am

    I absolutely love the way you styled this outfit! It’s so chic and perfect for summer! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    melissakacar.blogspot.com

    • Lovely
      Author
      August 6, 2019 / 6:50 am

      Thanks Melissa.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      Author
      August 8, 2019 / 7:23 am

      Thanks Sophie.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  15. August 6, 2019 / 8:51 am

    I love how you styled this dress as a kimono. Those jeans look perfect on you.

    • Lovely
      Author
      August 8, 2019 / 7:23 am

      Thanks Ivana.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      Author
      August 8, 2019 / 7:23 am

      Thank you so much Jess.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      August 8, 2019 / 7:22 am

      Thanks Nahid.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  16. August 14, 2019 / 1:50 am

    I love how the dress is styled as a kimono, I would have never even though to do that!

    • Lovely
      Author
      August 14, 2019 / 1:45 pm

      Thanks Tiffany.

      xoxo
      Lovely

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