February 2nd, 2006
The centuries-old Japanese kimono has undergone a major transformation, courtesy of fashion houses worldwide. The very contemporary result: an airy, flowy top that reveals just enough (usually with a low V-cut) but not too much (the length is still tunic or longer). These tops–shown here at every price range–are perfect for dressing up a pair of jeans, or wearing alone as a dress to go out.
Missoni Kimono top| $960 at Neiman Marcus
Stella McCartney Kimono Top | $939 at Bergdorf Goodman
Diane von Furstenburg Kimono-Style Wrap Dress | $425 at Bloomingdale’s
Geren Ford Kimono Dress | $350 at Active Endeavors
T-Bags Kimono Dress | $145 at Blaec
China Doll top in white | $51.60 at Go Clothing