How to Wear a Kimono with Shorts

July 26, 2019

Nothing new here. You’ve seen this kimono (only $19 with prime shipping!! – scroll to one size) multiple times before on the blog. I styled it with jeans and as a swimsuit coverup here. It’s a favorite Amazon piece. I’ve styled these shorts two times before as well here and here. This tank was first seen here when I talked about how to change up your outfit with accessories. All in all, these are some of my favorite summer pieces. I love to restyle my closet, and I think kimonos are one of the most versatile things I own. Today I wanted to talk about how to wear a kimono with shorts. 

I’ve shared my palm print kimono (only $21 with prime shipping!) with my favorite cut off denim shorts at the beach before on the blog here. Recently on the weekend, I also paired the same kimono with an all white ensemble. What I love most about kimonos is that they provide a light (i.e. not hot) layer of coverage in the summer. I don’t know about you, but I don’t always feel 100% confident in shorts. I love having some additional coverage to help me out. Since all the ones I own are under $20, there is no reason not to test it out!

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How to Wear a Kimono with Shorts

  1. If your kimono is patterned as most are, pick a solid colored top to go underneath. 
  2. Since you are layering, it is easiest to pick a sleeveless or short sleeve top to avoid bulk. Plus, you do not want your sleeves underneath to be longer than your kimono sleeves. 
  3. Tuck your top into your shorts or tie it to visually show your waistline and flatter your figure. 

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Example Two of How to Wear a Kimono with Shorts


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Example Three of How to Wear a Kimono with Shorts

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  • Reply Jessica August 2, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Such a cute combo dear. Love the contrast of the pink top from the kimono.
    Jessica |

  • Reply lorena July 30, 2019 at 10:37 am

    Honestly speaking I think its something I’ve maybe tried just once…. great inspiration.

  • Reply Anika May July 27, 2019 at 4:05 am

    Love the prints of the kimonos you chose, so summery!

    Anika |

  • Reply Laura Bambrick July 26, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    Both of those kimonos are so cute on you! The blue one is just adorable with that bright pink top!

  • Reply Meagan Brandon July 26, 2019 at 6:18 am

    Such cute kimonos! I love your topknot in the last photo, too!


  • Reply Andrea Nine July 26, 2019 at 4:48 am

    Kimono CUTENESS! LOVE this look beautiful! Happy Weekend my love!

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