Kimonos + Kaftans

plus size kimono cover up simplybe

For as long as I can remember, kimonos and kaftans have been staples in my wardrobe. I think I owe it partially to my plus-size body and the one-size-fits-all nature of kimonos and kaftans; whenever I went (and still go) thrift shopping, I naturally gravitate towards them. Even while shopping Paris, I came across actual authentic kimonos and I had to stop myself buying another suitcase just to fill it with them.
Kimonos are timeless and seasonless and can be paired with just about anything in your closet. On this casual day pictured, I just wanted to get out of the phone but still look like I tried so I threw this on with a pair of denim shorts and went on my merry way. I’ve done kimonos in lush textures with a slipdress for a dressier occasion, with jeans with bright colors and a popping lipstick, or to the beach to add a little something extra to an otherwise plain bathing suit. 
Essentially what I’m telling you is you need to have at least one kimono stashed away in your closet for fashion emergencies. They legitimately work with everything you own, I promise. Check out some of my favorite picks from SimplyBe, including the one I’m photographed in. They’re all up for a steal right now!

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