To begin with, a kaftan is originally defined as "a long coat-like garment, usually worn with a belt and made of rich fabric, worn in the Middle East." Today, the way a kaftan is styled and used has drastically expanded. Here are tips and tricks to successfully wear a kaftan dress. 

1. Choose the right type for you 

There are plenty of options to choose from when wearing a kaftan. 
Firstly, you can go with the long kaftans, the most known and easiest to style. For this style, the sleeve lengths may vary but the length of the dress will always meet your ankles. Traditional caftans were designed to cover your entire body.

Secondly, the short kaftans: some modern fashion designers have altered them to show off your legs. You can wear these with a nice pair of heels for your next cocktail party. 

Thirdly, kaftans with a V-neck (as seen above): they are used for warm, casual settings like a day by the pool or a family barbecue. 

2. Mix and match with different bottoms

We love kaftans' versatility: you can choose to complete the look by adding leggings to wear them at work, or add a pair of shorts for a new style for example. You can even pair them with jeans! 

Wear it at the beach

The most popular way to wear a kaftan dress is to wear it at the beach. Made from an extra-breathable, light fabric, it truly is the perfect add-on to your summer salty days. It takes your whole beachwear to another level! Pair it up with some stylish summer sandals and you're ready to go! 

August 09, 2022 — Olivia Maitre