Oriental inspired clothing is one of my absolute favourite looks. The mandarin collars, sashes, ornate fastenings and the vibrant silky fabrics of oriental garments are so enchanting and dripping in asian allure. This style is simple, feminine, oozing sophistication and elegance. The colours are bold and vibrant, the fabrics are rich and decadent and the lines are clean and structured.
The kimono, a traditional Japanese garment, is making a huge mark on high street fashion at the moment. The kimono has everything you could want from a single item of clothing, its luxurious texture, comfortable draping fit, pretty patterns and the icing on the cake...a fabulously floaty fringe! The kimono comes in many forms and it generally suits every shape! The kimono is a real fashion statement and can dress up just about any outfit.Another stunning feature of oriental clothing is the exquisite embroidery. Embroidered birds, flowers, dragons etc make sure these items are not to be overlooked and the vivid colours ensure you will definitely stand out from the crowd.
A simple style of dress for this look is characterised by the mandarin collar, a wrap over neck line with detailed material fastenings and a sexy slit or two on the skirt to show a hint of leg. The accessories for this trend are just as extraordinary and ornate as the clothing. Embroidered clutch bags are perfect with the delicate materials used for the clothing. Hair acceossories also feature heavily in the slick back twists and buns. Hair sticks and pretty, colourful flowers add some exotic elegance to simple up-dos.