This short kimono is very light weight, and flow comfortably around your body, like a light kaftan. The Tencel fabric breathes and allows the air to circulate so they will keep you cool under the hot sun! Moreover, they absorb water much better and quicker than a thick terry bathrobe does. So throw it on after a dip in the pool. The kimono will absorb the water in secs. It also has straps to tie at the front.