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The Kimono Topper as a Great Addition for your Fancy Outfit

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kimonos for the 50's, 60's & 70's

The Kimono Topper as a Great Addition for your Fancy Outfit

Quote of the day: “I think your whole life shows in your face, and you should be proud of that.” Lauren Bacall

The kimono topper is a piece of clothing that is being showcased lately.  I have to think many of us don’t actually have this item in our closets right now.  However, if you do, pull it out—it’s fashionable.  If you don’t already own one, I might suggest to buy one!   I actually think this is a very appropriate piece of clothing that us older women can wear in many situations.

The definition of a kimono topper is a long, loose robe with wide sleeves.  When I started to see kimonos feature in some style magazines and online I knew I had to buy one to use in one of my blog posts. I said to myself how great it would be for all three of us to wear this kimono. So I bought the one featured in this blog.  The reason I got so excited about the idea of using the kimono in a post was because I realized how it can be so applicable for various occasions.  Like for example, this dressy version…it’s like a wrap or shawl with sleeves!

We also wore this same kimono for a casual day and a smart occasion.

Kimono topper for women over 50 kimonos for the 50's, 60's & 70's

Jodie (50+) Outfit: Most of my formal dresses are sleeveless, so this kimono is a perfect covering. This bracelet I actually knitted using a kit I received at our knitting retreat (thanks Laura)!

Kimono: Sheinside (here)~~Dress: Morrell Maxie (similar here)~~Shoes: Gloria Vanderbilt (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: I knitted it (similar here or here)

Kimono topper for women over 60 kimonos for the 50's, 60's & 70's

Nancy (60+) Outfit: Since there are no buttons or closures on this kimono, it is meant to hang open and thus doesn’t take away the focus on the beautiful dress.

Kimono: Sheinside (here)~~Dress: Evan Picone (here)~~Shoes: Caparros (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)~~Watch: (similar here)

kimonos for the 50's, 60's & 70's  kimonos for the 50's, 60's & 70's

Charlotte (70+) Outfit:  Considering there are so many colors in this kimono,  it ends up being a perfect piece to bring together two different colored separates!

Kimono: Sheinside (here)~~Skirt:Peck & Peck (similar here)~~Top: (similar here)~~Shoes: Connie (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

Some photography by Kari Strand Photography

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Here’s a look at some long kimono toppers if you’re interested: