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Charting the endless style of the Kaftan

Whatever your personal style, there is little doubt that you’ll find a kaftan to suit. Dating back thousands of years, the original kaftans were lavish, bejewelled robes won by sultans and important dignitaries – today they’re a timelessly chic choice, whether you’re facing a busy day in the city, are relaxing at home or reclining by the pool.

Available in both short and long designs, in peacock hues and sophisticated neutrals alike, the kaftan is exotic, stylish, boho, traditional and contemporary all at once. It’s a mainstream fashion choice, a traditional garment and a mainstay on catwalks and street style looks the world over.

The influential fashion bible, Vogue recently paid homage to this most iconic of robes, noting that in the 1950s and 60s, the kaftan became symbolic with high fashion, calling it a staple of the ‘beautiful people’ of the era. Vogue also notes the practicality of this garment too, saying “the kaftan’s loose silhouette helps proper ventilation, therefore lowering the body temperature” making this practical, versatile piece a closet essential.

Often made from cotton or silk, we firmly believe no wardrobe is complete without at least one kaftan. Whether you go long or short, bright or muted, well that’s up to you! To help you choose, here are our three most popular kaftans as found on Amazon, all selected for their beautiful designs and supreme wearability, whatever your week has in store…

  1. Red and gold kaftan dress

Is there a more classic colour combination than red and gold? This beautiful full-length kaftan, with delicate gold flower pattern, is a stylish, easy-to-wear piece that can be donned day or night. Comfortable and light weight, the relaxed fit of this piece is designed to keep you cool during hot temperatures, without sacrificing your sense of style.

  1. Multi-coloured kaftan

This gorgeous teal kaftan in jewel tones is the ultimate day to night choice and can be worn with flats or heels depending on your personal style and the occasion. With intricate pattern detailing and complimentary black, green and orange tones, this kaftan needs nothing more than a stack of bangles and a smile to see you shine.

  1. Evening wear maxi kaftan

If you’re looking for a statement-making evening kaftan that you’ll wear again and again, look no further than this Amazon best-seller. With an elegant v-neck and on-trend batwing sleeves, this maxi kaftan features an eye-catching paisley pattern in black and rust tones.

 

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