Kimonos: SS15’s Coolest cover-up

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Kimonos are a must-have for SS15, and we've edited the 20 best styles to shop right now...

Kimonos are one of the biggest trends to emerge from the SS15 shows, and we?re pinning this Japanese-inspired piece to be an essential part of your summer wardrobe.

Aside from the trusty denim jacket, there?s not much on offer when it comes to covering-up during the balmy summer season, so it?s a welcome relief to find a trend that?s both practical and cool. And we plan to embrace it wholeheartedly and wear the kimono every which way we can.

Folk, Boho or cool minimalism ? there really are no restrictions styling-wise.

Gucci led the way for 70s dressing on the SS15 catwalks, sending out luxe-looking suede styles in rich burgundy tones. Finishing the look with some must-have cropped flares and a sassy neck scarf. Oriental prints also featured heavily, should you want to keep things traditional. Just be sure to keep the rest of your look low-key.

Celine gave us a lesson in smart kimono dressing with chic streamline looks. Try investing in neutral tones and wearing over a crisp white shirt for a super-sleek work wear look.

While Alexander Wang went for something a little more fluid, providing perfect inspiration for occasionwear dressing.

Stick to fabrics that have some structure, belt perfectly at the waist and sit flat on the neckline – this will prove easier to wear and create the ultimate silhouette.

And if that’s still not got you convinced, maybe our edit of the top 20 styles to shop now will do the trick.

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