Today’s look centers around one of my very favorite dresses. I got this dress about 10 years ago on a college trip to Austria. (I did not get it from someplace exotic, it was an H&M in Vienna!) That was before kimono-style sleeves really became popular, so I was even more thrilled with this fun find.
There are three main things that I love about this dress that make it extremely wearable:
First, its a wrap dress, so it is flattering on many body types, allowing you to adjust the fit to whatever is most flattering for you. I tie mine as tight as I can!
Second, the sleeves are a great kimono style, which provides a nice drape and movement, but there isn’t an overwhelming amount of extra fabric.
And third is the fabric itself. Not only do I love, love, love this print, its a thicker poly blend so it is both forgiving in fit and doesn’t wrinkle. Eastern-inspired prints have always been a favorite of mine and I feel ever-so-slightly exotic wearing this dress.
I went with a leopard flat for work, which complements the pattern of the dress without competing for attention. I chose this grey stone necklace because I wanted something a little heavier that wouldn’t get lost against the bold print of the dress.
If you haven’t already tried the kimono style, I definitely recommend it! Whether you want something light to cover your arms and shoulders in warmer weather, or just like to feel floaty and ethereal, there are a ton of inexpensive kimono-style wraps available right now.
Not sure how to wear a kimono wrap? Try pairing it with a solid-colored sheath dress, wear it with a tank top over leggings instead of a tunic, or simply exchange your cardigan for a kimono wrap with a tank top and jeans!