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Vintage Japanese Dusky Mauve Silk Metallic Floral Maxi Kimono


The traditional dress of Japan, kimonos are beloved worldwide for their beauty, rich history, and distinctive silhouette. Constructed from silk or other fine fabrics, kimonos often showcase embroidered elements from nature such as florals, birds, or butterflies. First introduced to the west in 1853, Japanese art and culture continues to inspire and fascinate, with the kimono making an indelible mark upon the world of fashion by presenting a new idea of femininity, shape, and form.

This luxurious vintage kimono is done in a saturated dusky mauve silk with a beautiful pattern of large metallic silver-threaded chrysanthemum flowers with spiraling stems. Several flowers in burnt orange and taupe offer a pop of color and a nice contrast to the varying shades of mauve, giving this kimono an autumnal feel. This feeling is further enhanced by a mesh background that is interspersed throughout, conveying the imagery of sunlight filtering through a garden lattice.

Size estimate: One size fits most

Bust: up to 44 inches

Waist: up to 44 inches

Hips: up to 44 inches

Length: 59 inches

The fabric of the kimono cocoons around the body, draping exquisitely from the shoulder through the voluminous sleeves, falling to a maxi length at the floor. The center front opening and neckline are edged with a generous band of the same fabric, with different elements of the pattern highlighted at the neckline in a darker shade of mauve, drawing attention upwards.

Though traditionally worn alone, this kimono can easily be worn with a sheath dress or a pair of jeans and a tee for a chic modern look. This vintage kimono hangs open at the front with no closures and is fully lined in ivory and beige silk. In excellent condition, this kimono has been professionally eco dry cleaned and pressed. High-quality vintage pieces like this are yours to live in and love while increasing in value every year. It’s never too soon to start collecting them, as an investment in your wardrobe—and in yourself.

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