Today we are talking about something well established into the Japanese culture: the kimonos. "Kimono" means "thing to wear" and it's a garment that has been part of the Japanese culture for over 2000 years. Kimono are t-shaped, straight-lined robes worn so that the hem falls to the ankle, with attached collars and long, wide sleeves. Kimono are wrapped around the body, always with the left side over the right and secured by a belt called an obi, which is tied at the back.

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Nowadays, Japanese people rarely wear kimonos in everyday life, reserving them for such occasions as weddings, funerals and tea ceremonies. However, over time, the practice of wearing kimonos in layers came into fashion, and today we can see people in the street wearing a kimono as an "every day life" piece. In fact, it can replace a cardigan or a coat: it's a third piece that gives an unusual touch to the outfit. here a BLITZ we have an assorted selection of vintage kimonos -both long and mid length- original from Japan. Our favourites here at BLITZ are these made by fluid fabrics, silk and chiffon with wide sleeves and floral patterns. We them paired on top of a bodycon dress and they also goes well with shorts and skinny jeans.

Come down and browse our kimonos selection in store, prices starting at £45, full price. Find some kimonos on sale for £10 too!