Why We Love Cover-ups!


In a world ridden with objectification and strict traditions, we are often looking for new ways to adapt and stand out.

For many women, it is difficult to wear some particular items as they seem either too revealing or are simply hard to pair up. Some of the reasons for this include religious beliefs, culture and traditions.

Therefore, the existence of cover-ups comes as a breath of fresh air to many. There are many forms of cover-ups; from the kimonos, to long shirts, to shirt dresses, to trench coats, among many others.

For the shy woman, going swimming can be a little out of your comfort zone. What with the bikini or mono-kini leaving you feeling bare and exposed. Sometimes a towel can help, as you can wrap it around your waist; but I feel that it gives an uncomfortable feeling. A great idea would be to use a kimono to cover up. You can throw in a pair of shorts if you like.

On different occasions, there are times when we just want to be simple in dressing, but stand out. You may want to go out in jeans and a shirt, but feel that the look is too plain. Or you are looking for a great way to spruce up your office look without looking too extra. With any of this, throwing in a kimono over your overall outfit gives it an edgy and chic feel; it’s amazing!

And then there is the shirt dress! Have you ever had one of those Saturdays whose temperatures are completely over the top, and you just don’t want any jeans or tight clothes because you’re mortified by the thought of being sweaty and uncomfortable? Well, this is why we have shirt dresses. Mostly, they are somewhat loose-fitting and are great when you want to dress down for a chilled out day.

The idea of having a cover-up is to add some style to your overall look; or enhance the overall feel of what you want to wear.

Ps: The bottom five cover-ups are available at our online store. Feel free to contact us through info@fashioniconkenya.com

Pss: Pictures are courtesy of Kuyoh Photography, Eve Woman Magazine and Robi Nai


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