How to Wear and Style a Kaftan

Rejoice in the playful prints and relaxed cuts of the kaftan! Light and breezy, kaftan dresses are a staple piece in your summer wardrobe. Create effortless looks this season, for any occasion, as we show you some of the many ways you can style this versatile piece. 

What is a Kaftan?

A kaftan is a loose, flowy, tunic-like garment that can be worn as a cover up or dress. They come in a range of cuts and styles, from full length to shorter knee length styles. Made from light materials such as cotton and linen, the kaftan dress is the perfect option for those hot days spent seaside, by the pool or simply to wear in the comfort of your own home. Think airy and free flowing, a great loose-fitting shape that is flattering for all body types. Dress it up or down, the choice is yours! 

How to Style

The possibilities are endless when it comes to styling the kaftan dress, a simple change of accessories is all that's needed to take this garment from day to night! 

Seaside Style

For that beachy look, pair your kaftan with sandals and a stylish tote bag. A neutral pair of tan summery shoes are perfect as they can be worn with any colour or patterned kaftan! And of course, you can't forget sun protection! Add on a wide-brimmed hat and some sunnies! Our top pick, Seafolly's Amnesia Kaftan and Baku's Moroccan Kaftan, as the gorgeous sheer fabrication makes it the perfect throw over while relaxing by the pool.

Brunch Look

For that relaxed daytime look spent running around or meeting up with girlfriends, style your kaftan with some sandals or espadrilles, as well as some light, minimal jewelry. To change the whole look up, pair it with some pants or a pair of shorts. For occasions like these, we recommend Jantzen's Kiani Kaftan and Genevieve's Frilled Kaftan.

Special Occasions

Dress up your kaftan with some makeup, jewellery and a cute pair of heels for a glamourous, sophisticated look. Team it with a small clutch or handbag to finish. To elevate the look, create some shape by adding on a waist sash or belt to cinch and accentuate your figure. For a summer party we love Sea Level's Martini Mesh Kaftan, although as this is a sheer style we recommend a black undergarment or slip dress underneath. We are also loving the Sundrenched Vines Kaftan and Jets Jetset Tie Front Kaftan for a fancy dinner or night out on the town!

We love the kaftan dress, and the numerous, versatile ways that you can style and wear the kaftan. Perfect for women of all ages and body shapes, which style will you pick?