Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and with it? The eternal question: what should I get her? At KIM+ONO, that’s one of our favorite questions to answer. In fact, between the symbolism of our kimono robes, the history and heritage behind their craftsmanship, and the message of women’s empowerment that our co-founders, sisters Tiffany and Renee Tam, put into every inch of their business, a beautiful kimono robe for the one you love is an easy home run.
Whether your significant other has been subtly hinting at her favorite kimono robe (read: tagging you on Facebook and Instagram!) or you are making this gift the ultimate surprise, there are multiple looks to make your love swoon. So today in the journal, we’re breaking down some of our favorites, some customer favorites, and all the ways in which your love will shine when she slips on the silk or charmeuse women’s kimono robe you’ve thoughtfully chosen just for her. Here’s our round up:
You can’t go wrong with a beautiful handpainted women’s kimono robe for your Valentine. That’s because each of these pieces is handcrafted with heritage. We’ve taken the inspiration of vintage Asian art and traditional symbolism to design these modern kimono patterns for the modern woman. On beautiful, silky soft silk, our artisans hand paint each and every cherry blossom so each piece is truly one of a kind, just like her. Whether she dresses it up or only wears it around the house, it’s that little bit of luxury to remind her she’s worth it.
If your love tends to wear flirtier, more playful designs, she’ll fall in love with this pink kimono robe. With space between each design, the Fura Kimono Robe offers a subtle sweetness in each and every floral sketch. It’s the perfect piece to layer as a lightweight kimono cardigan, or to wear exclusively during her nightly skincare routine. However she slips into her pink kimono robe, the soft charmeuse is just as easy to slip into the laundry for a gentle wash, making it as easy to care for as it is to love.
This gorgeous kimono cardigan is one of our top sellers and for good reason. The beautiful design of this kimono pattern features chrysanthemums, which have traditionally symbolized longevity, fidelity, joy, and optimism. Inspired by ancient artistic principles of depth and balance, the chrysanthemums fade in and out of focus, creating the illusion of layers and bringing a modern sensibility to ancient artistic techniques. All of this is delicately printed onto our charmeuse material, which is a soft polyester blend that is just as smooth as silk, but easy to wash on the delicate cycle. That makes this piece a beautiful addition to any wardrobe.
One of our favorite things about kimono robes is how their history can be translated effortlessly into modern day. Historically, kimonos were created with luxurious fabrics but versatile enough to work as an everyday garment. That’s exactly the beauty of our charmeuse and silk kimono robes. You can wear these floral creations as a silk kimono jacket over jeans, a maxi kimono robe to pair with a dress, or simply a piece to lounge in around the house in while you’re getting ready for a night out.
If your Valentine loves heritage and craftsmanship, then this silk kimono cardigan is a perfect match. The Handpainted Silk Crane Kimono Robe is part of our Handpainted Collection, where each piece takes seven days to create. From the first hand sketch, to the rich saturation of watercolors on the silk, a handpainted piece like this one brings art to life through each brushstroke. The crane, symbolizing good fortune and longevity, brings a deep meaning to the piece; and the softness of the silk brings a little bit of luxury into an everyday piece. Whether hanging on her wall or draped across her shoulders, your love will feel like a goddess in this delicate and sophisticated piece of wearable art.
One of our flirtiest, most playful designs is on our Spring Floral Kimono Robe. This women’s kimono robe has all the elements you love from tradition: the colors, the texture, and the cut of the kimono robe. And it also brings about a sense of whimsy through a floral design cascading down the beautiful charmeuse material. It’s lightweight so you can wear it as a kimono cardigan with jean shorts and a tank. And it’s beautiful enough to wrap up with a belt and wear it on its own as a kimono dress. However you style this piece, the fanciful floral kimono pattern brings out the freshness of spring and the energy in the changing seasons.
One of our latest additions to our collections is our plus size kimono dusters. They long and short pieces are a beautiful addition to the line that feature some of our top selling designs while boasting inclusive sizing. They sway and flow with a fluid drape. The charmeuse is lightweight and femininely drapes with ease, making this beauty as easy to wear as it is on the eyes. In every color, from white to olive to black, these plus size kimono robes feature our most loved palettes with our most loved designs for a gift that will make her fall a little deeper in love this Valentine’s Day.
Whoever you’re shopping for this Valentine’s Day, a gorgeous silk women’s kimono robe is just the treat to make them feel as beautiful as they truly are. Beyond chocolate and flowers (although, those are great gifts, too!), it’s an expression of handcrafted designs, designed by two sisters in San Francisco, and created by artisans with craftsmanship and technique. What better way to show someone you care than with a piece that’s full of history and beauty alike. We hope you find the right piece for the one you love, and your Valentine’s Day is a beautiful one!