We have all become homebodies.
Even those of us who never thought we’d utter those words have been thrust into a world of domesticity that knows no bounds.
Our kitchens are doubling as offices, date night restaurants, and cocktails bars, and our outfits are reflecting the changes. While you may have been investing in some Zoom-worthy bling, or some casual summer-ready dresses to ride out your new at-home existence, it is actually time for you to consider treating yourself to a kimono.
Once the preserve of any TOWIE extra or Eastenders matriarch worth her bacon (Kat Slater, we’re looking at you), the kimono – which quite literally translates as “something to wear” in Japanese – has seen its status elevated to one of refinement and sophistication in these testing – and confined – times.
According to global search platform Lyst, searches for kimonos have been increasing 22 per cent each week for the past month, while searches for “kimono robes” on Shopstyle are up by 400 per cent. The kimono was also scheduled to be the subject of an exhibition, Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk, at London’s V&A museum (the exhibition has been postponed.)
Feeling a bit late on the uptake? There’s no time like the present, these are the most stylish offerings around today.
Olivia von Halle Mimi floral-print silk kimono, £415, buy now
Meng Floral-pattern silk-satin kimono, £790, buy now
Marjolaine Jaguar silk-satin dressing gown, £295, buy now
Yolke Anais-print stretch silk-satin dressing gown, £345, buy now
Free People Light is Coming kimono, £250, buy now
Paolita Cassiopeia silk long sleeve kimono, £375, buy now
H&M Satin and lace kimono, £19.99, buy now
Id Sarrieri Hotel Particulier lace-trimmed satin dressing gown, £615, buy now
Olivia von Halle Queenie floral-print silk kimono, £790, buy now
Free People Rumi printed reversible kimono, £170, buy now
H&M Airy Kimono, £24.99, buy now