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My Kimono Obsession and Gripe Session with MarlaWynne (Wait Till You See the Results!)

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Kimonos have been around for a very long time. It’s a seasonless piece that has graced our closets for several years, being that stylish layering piece that works for so many women. Short, long and in fabulous prints or solid colors, we’ve seen the kimono in a variety of ways that we love.

Having a personal obsession with kimonos and equally obsessed with anything from designer MarlaWynne, I decided to express my gripes directly to her about what I was NOT seeing in the ever-changing kimono styles.

After allowing me time to vent, she smirked and said, “Let me show you something…”. Not yet available on HSN, she showed me a sample of the Drama Kimono with pockets. What was even more exciting was that almost ALL of my gripes were addressed.

For instance, I’m not very shapely so I like silhouettes that give me the illusion of more defined curves. I love kimonos, but how could they give me a little more shape? The Drama Kimono has side slits (vents) that allow my hips to be seen so I’m not surrounded by fabric hiding my body. Instead, my shape is peaking through! GENIUS!!!

Next, I addressed the pocket situation. I do so many things in one day, so pockets are a necessity. Why can’t I have a beautiful kimono with pockets that look like they belong? Well, the Drama Kimono HAS POCKETS!!! I could have kissed the designer, but instead I kissed myself in the mirror because I loved the way it looked on me.

My last major gripe was a complex one. Being a businesswoman, mom and all-around busy social person I wanted to be able to wear a kimono, no matter what my schedule dictated. Could I wear the same kimono with a pair of jeans and then dress it up with a skirt, or even a blouse and slacks for a business meeting?

I put the Drama Kimono with pockets to the test and I have to say, I am overjoyed with the look and how easily it fits into my lifestyle. Take a look!

The Drama Kimono with pockets comes in 6 colors and is available in plus sizes 1X – 3X.

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Drama Kimono in Lacquer Red – paired with a simple but fun printed button-down shirt and jogger pants. A great business casual look for the office or to head to lunch!
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Drama Kimono in Black – paired with a cutout top, leggings and boots gives off a sexy, chic vibe that’s slick and has that pretty pop of color. A great look for a business meeting or dinner!
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Drama Kimono in Med Heather Grey – I’m loving this causal chic neutral look that’s perfect to run errands with, head to a parent/teacher conference or brunch.
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Drama Kimono in Winter White – White is such a classic color and paired with a simple turtleneck, print pencil skirt and boots gives off such a beautiful classic look, perfect for a cocktail party or intimate event.
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Drama Kimono in Lipstick Pink – If you want a pop of color that’s fun, this shade is it! Paired with jeans and heeled booties gives this look an edge that’s so stylish.
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Drama Kimono in Golden Straw – This warm shade of yellow pairs so well with black. Add a statement necklace for a great look to wear to a business meeting or public appearance.

The Drama Kimono with pockets comes in 6 colors and is available in plus sizes 1X – 3X.

The entire MarlaWynne Collection is available at HSN.

Watch Marla Wynne on HSN on January 19th. Check your local listings for times.

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Left: Designer MarlaWynne

Photography by LucasPicturesNYC.com

Makeup and hair ChristianSanchez.com

On set styling by SteffanyAllen.com