I never found a kimono as perfect as the Dries van Noten ones, and since those were way over my budget, I decided to leave this trend be. Until I found this vest, that gives me kimono-vibes, at H&M. The big shoulders and the accent on the waist made me immediately fall for this summer edition of the kimono. It’s short though, so it fails the flowtyness of the modern (and old) day kimonos we have seen on the catwalks, however, for me this works very well as I am not very tall. A long-line kimono can easily make me look as if I come straight out of bed, wearing my morning coat, if you know what I mean. In your eyes it might also fail in its colour design, as many kimonos, traditionally and in current collections, come in multicolored prints. Yet again this works very well for me, because I know when an item is too colorful, it ends up in my wardrobe, without being worn. So, conclusion: perfect summer ‘kimono’, easy to wear, beautiful with little bumps (or no bumps of course), because of the waist band, and elegant exaggerated shoulders to bring some power.