One of the things co-founders and sisters Tiffany and Renee Tam focused on when designing these luxury silk robes and charmeuse pieces was: versatility. This goes all the way back to the original intention of the traditional Japanese kimono, which was a versatile and everyday garment. The traditional Japanese kimono was the backdrop that the Tam sisters fell in love with as little girls, so when they decided to bring their own modern designs to luxury silk robes, they wanted them to be instilled with the quality of versatility.
We always say you can wear your kimono robe, whether charmeuse kimono wraps or plus size silk robes, inside while lounging or while out on the town. Sometimes customers have asked us how to style a kimono robe when going out, and while the real answer is that there are endless possibilities, we wanted to share some of the most inspiring looks for each of our collections. We offer a whole range of collections — handpainted and silk luxury robes, charmeuse kimono wraps, plus size silk robes, men’s kimono robes and wraps, and more. And each one of those collections can be styled to your heart’s content. Today in the journal, we’re rounding up some favorite customer kimono style inspo as well as some of our favorite editorial styles to help inspire you for how to style a kimono robe or wrap yourself. Read on for some beautiful ways to style each one of our kimono robe collections:
If you’re looking for versatility in a luxury silk robe, it doesn’t get much more versatile than our washable silk pieces. These ‘one size fits most’ and plus size silk robes are easy to wear and easy to clean, which means you can get really creative with how you put your outfits together! We love this look of oversized pants and a ribbed cami to drape the luxury silk robe overtop. Even better, you can add the washable silk kerchief scarf to complete a look that is put together and elegant all at once. Choosing some of the less pronounced colors in your kimono robe allows you to feature those colors in your base color, creating a beautiful dynamic that is sophisticated and classic. If you wrap your kerchief scarf around your head, you get a classic look, or you could tie it around your neck for added interest. Pair the whole look with a beautiful pair of sunglasses and slide-on mules, and you’ve got a head-turning look that’s comfortable, functional, and elegant all at once.
When our company first began, we focused on women’s kimono robes. But as we have expanded, we’ve had many more men wear our pieces as men’s kimono robes too — and we love to see it! Although we didn’t design a men-specific line, so many of our luxury silk robes and charmeuse wraps work perfectly as men’s kimono robes. So how to style a kimono robe for a man? Make his men’s kimono robe part of the itinerary for a vacation and wear it over baggy pants or shorts. Let him take it poolside or beach side for a lightweight cover up. Dress up his daily loungewear with a men’s kimono robe or wrap that uplevels his usual sweatpants. He can wear it as a lightweight layer with jeans and a tee, or a turtleneck and dress pants for a sharp, sophisticated look. However he wears his men’s kimono robe, he deserves a little luxury too!
When you think of versatility, you might first think of our charmeuse kimono wraps. These gorgeously soft, double lined, velvet-trimmed fan favorites go with just about everything. So how to style a kimono wrap? One easy way is to pick up on the colors that are already in the piece for a sleek, monochromatic look. We love pulling out the blue of the charmeuse kimono wrap so that the velvet trim really stands out against the vibrant jewel tones.
Our beautiful plus size kimono robes are some of our most popular items. While we offer them in washable silk and printed silk, these plus size silk robes are 100% Grade 6A Raw Mulberry Silk and feel like it too! We love blending textures with these luxury silk robes and pairing a knit dress is a perfect way to bring your plus size silk robe to life. Another great way to choose a color is to find a highlight or lowlight in the robe design itself and pull it out as your base layer. A rust color here paired with the olive green of this plus size silk robe is the perfect winter look for a party, a date night, or a happy hour.
And finally, our charmeuse kimono robes — the perfect answer to the question: how to style a kimono robe for both at-home lounging and a fancy date night or party, all in one day? Take these beautiful kimono robes from morning to night and be confident in what you wear, knowing that they are easy to wash at home. These charmeuse kimono robes pair beautifully with everything from a little black dress to a sleeveless romper. There are so many ways to wear our charmeuse kimono robes and we love a shiny satin under this silk-alternative for a gloriously luxurious look.
If you want to learn even more about how to style a kimono robe, get to know all of our collections in detail here. It will walk you through care instructions, what to love between each collection, and what makes them each stand out in your closet. You can find even more inspiration on how to style your kimono robe in our INSPO highlights on Instagram. And of course, we want to see how you style your kimono robe! Tag us at @kimandono_ and #swaythisway so we can celebrate your unique style and inspire others!