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Jaipur Washable Silk Kai Kimono

Jaipur Washable Silk Kai Kimono

SPJA-208-WAS-XS

Regular price $168.00

Description

Our stylish Kai Kimono is garment dyed for rich coloration and is offered in select season relevant hues. Its’ fashion integrity incorporates well to the use of a variety of modern fabrics produced for women’s silk clothing.

  • Buttonless, thigh length “haori kimono” body style
  • Unstructured front opening sweeps downward into long points
  • ¾ length set-in sleeves with trumpet styled arm openings
  • Backside has long darts and rounded pieced peplum
  • Loose fitting frame with subtle, single needle stitching throughout

FABRIC & CARE

FABRIC CONTENTS: 100% Silk 12MM Crêpe de Chine

Silk has been renowned for centuries as a valuable and luxurious commodity, often associated with wealth and status. The strongest of natural fibers, silk retains its shape, drapes well, caresses the figure, and because of its high absorbency, it is easily garment dyed in a variety of deep colors. This 100% Washable Silk Crêpe de Chine is woven to have a supple, organic feel, unlike many fabrics woven with synthetic fibers. With a 12 mommes weight factor, our Eco-friendly silk of choice is lightweight but is suitable for sewing into many body styles designed for women's silk clothing.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS: Machine wash warm with like colors, and with mild detergent (do not use bleach, and do not pour fabric softener directly on garment). Tumble dry low, or line dry (using a non-absorbent hanger). Warm, steam iron (silk setting). Dry Clean OK.

Note: Actual colors may vary slightly due to your screen.

SIZE & FIT

Note that this size chart is a close approximation. Since we are garments dyers, each item may vary slightly. Our model Isabelle is wearing size XS and she is a size 6 with a 34" chest.

Size XS S M L XL
Dress Size 6/8 8/10 10/12 12/14 14/16
Chest 36 37 39 42 46
Length* 27 27 27 27 27
Sleeve Length* 28 28.25 28.5 28.75 29

*CBN-Center Back Neck

THE STORY

Well appointed wardrobes would not be complete without beautiful silk blouses. Consider then, our woven Jaipur Kai Kimono, which was crafted using natural fibered, eco-friendly, 100% Washable Silk Crêpe de Chine chosen for its lightweight elegance, long wearing comfort, and minimal care This vogue silhouette draws inspiration from chic iconic capes and robes of yesteryear known for their fashion flair. Attention is drawn to a richly hued “floral motif” print (called “Jaipur”) which offers a casual, but refined look to help express your own personal sense of style. With easy care in mind, the "washable silk” fabric selected for this garment makes it a sensible fashion investment.

Our pieced Kai Kimono is inspired by the loose fitting, buttonless “haori kimono” silhouette where the length to the bottom hem is shortened to the upper thighs (versus a full length traditional kimono robe where the bottom hem extends to the floor and beyond the feet). Our rendition here features an unstructured front opening that sweeps downward into long points, thus creating a stylish "cascading" drape effect. The peplum piecing is rounded on the backside and there are subtle long darts to the torso toward the lower back. The ¾ length set-in sleeves have trumpet styled arm openings which are cut to provide a fluttering effect. Subtle, single needle stitching throughout captures an elegance that well dressed women desire. This versatile, garment-dyed top is perfect for layering over a coordinating tank dress or sleeveless blouse, making it a smart addition to any thoughtfully planned wardrobe.

Our gorgeous “Jaipur” fabric print draws inspiration from the vast array of exotic flowers found in the tropical rain forests of the sub-continent of India. Showcased here is a mélange of stylized Wood Roses, Poppy bulb florettes, Passion Fruit blossoms, Sumbac Jasmines and Stargazer Lilies, in pattern repeat. Random groupings of polka dots and cane stripes add a vintage personality to the overall complexion of the fabric. This synergy of colors and exquisite floral imagery beautifully enhances the opulent draping of our premium Silk Crêpe de Chine fabric.

This Tianello natural fibered, eco-friendly, 100% Washable Silk Crêpe de Chine garment was designed, developed and proudly Made In The USA using premium imported fabric.

Note: Actual colors may vary slightly due to your screen.