I originally bought this long button up kimono as a pool cover up. I was looking for a white one, but couldn't find one that wasn't completely see through so decided this one would work just fine. It was only $22 which felt safe for a piece I would only wear down to the pool and back - and lets be honest around my house too as I delay the process of actually putting on real clothes!
Once it arrived though I was able to see the versatility in the piece! I'm always looking for ways to extend my wardrobe, so I was excited to see how many ways I could possible wear this one kimono.
It is very well made. It feels like linen, but its not. The fabric is thick, but light and the stitching is very well done. It doesn't feel like a $22 piece. For me it makes a wonderful swimsuit coverup. If you want to button a few buttons you totally can, but it isn't fully see through so I feel comfortable not only walking down to the pool, but I can continue to wear it while I get my four year old ready for the water and get all our stuff set up.
It is a full button up, with slits on both sides. so it can totally be worn as a dress also. I added a brown belt I already owned and threw on some wedges. I did put a slip underneath just to make sure there was no peek-a-boo going on. I will say this option felt a little hot for our Tennessee July's, but this would be great as the summer cools off and we head into fall.
I don't know about y'all but I will forever be grateful for the kimono over shorts trend! I'm not a huge fan of my legs, but I love wearing shorts int he summer. Adding a kimono helps me feel less self conscious about my legs. I'm of the belief you have to do what's best for your mental health when it comes to your feelings about your body. I'm limited in what I can change, and I'm fine with that, but if wearing a kimono helps me feel more confident, I'm all for that!
There you have it friends!! I'd love to see how you would style this button up kimono or if you have found any other pieces you can wear multiple ways!