Kimonography: The Art of Kimono Wearing

by Mikka Padua May 28, 2013

Thanks to the ingenuity of the Japanese, the straight-cut-line method technique came about. It involved cutting pieces of fabric in straight lines and sewing them together. With such technique, the shape of the wearer's body is disregarded. Hence the birth of perhaps the most versatile piece of clothing of all time. 

The kimono coverup is Carioca's signature piece. Has no size but looks great on most body types. We leave it to the wearer to get creative. Wear it loose or cinched at the waist. Don over a tank or layer over sweaters on colder months. The possibilities are endless!

Today we share with you 4 ways to wear one. 


Perhaps the easiest, no-brainer way to don the kimono is over a tank and denim cutoffs.Throw in a fun accessory like the tasseled lariat necklace from Kathy Webb and slip on a pair of chic leather sandals. Now garb in head-to-toe weekend warrior regalia, grab your woven tote and hit the weekend market.

 Now who says your kimono is strictly reserved for the beach? Come workweek, whip it out and wear over some side stripe trousers and a black camisole, polished with your work wear staples-- neutral pumps and tan leather tote. Keep your baubles at a minimum as you wouldn't want those stealing the show in a rather more serious environment. 

If the occasion calls for a little more dressing up, bring out the conversation pieces. In this case, the brass crab belt. Cinch at the waist of yet the same kimono. Team up with a metallic pouffy skirt and wear nude footwear for illusions of heights. Don't forget the eye-popping clutch!

And for the lady (that's you!) who worked hard all week-- some pool time must be in order. Whether be it for lounging, plain leisuring, or deep tan accomplishing, have the good 'ole kimono within reach for covering. Add a fedora, a maillot, some sunshine and you're good to go!

These are just a few of the many ways you can wear a kimono. The style mileage you get out of this one single piece endures a lot of trends that come and go. 

New kimonos have been dropped so be sure to regularly pop-up!


Your Purveyor of the Uniq,


Mikka Padua
Mikka Padua


Also in Purveyors of the Uniq

A Seeker's Spin: Nikki dela Paz-Libarnes
A Seeker's Spin: Nikki dela Paz-Libarnes

by Nasia Cammayo Reyes January 25, 2022

A Seeker's Spin: Kat Cruz-Villanueva
A Seeker's Spin: Kat Cruz-Villanueva

by Nasia Cammayo Reyes December 10, 2021

Mikaela Lagdameo Martinez
A Seeker's Spin: Mikaela Lagdameo-Martinez

by Nasia Cammayo Reyes November 29, 2021