A Guide to Wearing Your Kimono Robes in the Winter

Although the past couple of winters have been challenging in their own respects, generally winter is a time of rest, rejuvenation, hibernation, and getting our energy back before it turns to spring. But before we can build up your energy again for those warmer months, the inevitable slow down that happens during the winter may be making you feel like you’ve hit a rut. The cold weather, longer nights, shorter days, and routine schedule and feeling that we are still limited in all the ways we used to enjoy the winter may have you feeling bored and static. One way to bust out of the feeling of a rut? Your everyday style!


When you are getting dressed this winter, it can be very easy to slip into the same old routine if you feel stuck in a rut. With all the working from home and cold temperatures to avoid, you may even feel like sweatpants and your go-to leggings are just about all you can muster when it comes to sartorial choices. But today in the journal, we’re showing you five ways to style your kimono robe this winter and bring a punch to your normal go-tos, no matter what they are. In fact, you may not even have a kimono robe in your closet yet because you’re not sure how to style it — is it for lounging or wearing out and about? The good news is the answer to that question is: both! But if you’re looking for a little more direction and some winter inspiration to level up your winter wardrobe, here are five ways to style your kimono robe in a quick and easy guide:

Azumi Kimono Wrap
Photo by @ashley_eats_reads_travels
Uplevel Your Little Black Dress Game

If you’re a fan of elegance and sophistication, then no doubt you own a favorite (or maybe several favorite) little black dress. The little black dress is the most beloved all-season get up, from summer to winter, it strikes a simple and classy note and brings a distinctive coolness to any style. So this winter, while you’re looking for lightweight layering options that aren’t the same old denim jacket or sweater, pair up your favorite LBD with an equally elegant and head-turning kimono wrap. With the velvet trim on the kimono sleeves and the rich green color of the charmeuse material, this kimono wrap is the perfect complement to the style and slickness of a little black dress this winter.

Handpainted Silk Cherry Blossom Kimono Robe
Photo by @theobjectenthusiast
Heighten Your Basics

Some of your favorite summer styles can translate into winter wear by simply styling them in layers. Take your favorite baggy pants, your tried and true tee, and a beautiful handpainted floral kimono cardigan to breathe new life into your favorite go-to pieces. There’s something so lovely about pairing basics with a handcrafted piece like a kimono robe.  The casual texture of your basic layers and the luxurious softness of this green kimono robe are a perfect pair when creating depth and creativity in your winter look, making it the perfect combination to bust out of any winter rut.

Handpainted Silk Cherry Blossom Kimono Robe
Photo by Maria Del Rio
Punch Up Your Lounge Pants with a Maxi Kimono

Do you have your favorite go-to at-home lounge pants? We hope you do! And winter is the perfect time to slip into your comfortable favorites with a maxi kimono robe because it’s an easy way to look dressed up without needing to do much! Tthe idea is to create a beautiful long line and what helps you do that more than a beautiful long kimono robe. This floral kimono cardigan has a gorgeous soft silk material that gives it a sway worth swooning about. Use it as a lightweight layer to punch up your at-home pants, or even a monochrome pantsuit or romper to give your winter look a sophisticated style.

Azumi Kimono Wrap
Photo by Stephanie Russo
A Floral Kimono Cardigan with Frayed Denim

If you’re in a warmer climate, winter still calls for a change up in your normal sartorial routine. We love this look of a simple black tank plus frayed denim. The classic black top gives the nod toward sophistication, while the frayed denim has a more relaxed, unstructured look. Tying it all together with your floral kimono cardigan brings the whole look into the same world. The flow of velvet trim on the kimono robe accents the classic black tank and the gorgeous lighter colors of the botanicals complement the frayed and washed denim. This floral kimono cardigan is an easy piece to add and bring a little extra warmth with the double lined charmeuse layers.

Peony & Butterfly Kimono Robe
Photo by @lwittenberger
Your Big Day in Kimono Style

There may be no more important day when it comes to expressing your own style than your wedding day! From the beginning of the day to the end, every step is choreographed and planned, and that includes all of your (and your bridesmaids’) looks. Nothing goes quite as well with a kimono robe than an updo and gorgeous airbrushed makeup for a wedding. With bride and bridesmaid kimono robes, your look can be defined and your style can be reflected in every meaningful photo. Choose one style for your bridesmaid kimono robes and another special style just for you to bring the whole collection together in every photo. Whatever you choose on your big day will be beautiful because it’s an expression of your unique style!

Those are just a few simple ways to style your kimono robe, but there are endless options! From charmeuse to silk to washable wilk, from short to long, from velvet trim to handpainted, each of our kimono robes has a different story to tell and a different style to highlight. Find your favorite and show us your own kimono style by tagging us on Instagram at @kimanono_ and #swaythisway. We can’t wait to see how you express your beautiful style!

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