A kaftan is an essential part of any stylish holiday-maker's wardrobe. From an early breakfast date, a shopping trip at the local market, to an afternoon visit to the pool, or even an evening stroll on the beach, a kaftan is a high-fashion beachwear item that should not be left behind.
If you’re still not completely sold on this elegant and stylish cover-up here’s 5 reasons why a kaftan should be a staple part of your holiday wardrobe:
#1 An Effortless Morning Look
Whether you’re on your way to breakfast, heading to the pool, or you’re booked in at the spa a kaftan is your essential holiday cover up.
Make stylish impact with an effortless black kaftan. Elegant and simple in design, it will compliment every swimwear style. To emphasise your morning holiday glow, choose a kaftan style that is unfussy, such as a lightweight white kaftan for a sophisticated morning look.
#2 Keep It Casual Throughout The Day
Where minimalist styles are key as you ease yourself into the morning, when you’re ready to start your day, make a casual statement in a triple-panelled or colourful kaftan design. Kaftans come in a variety of cuts, materials, colours and patterns, so you can be sure you can find the right style to compliment your holiday plans.
If you’re off to spend the day venturing around the town, shops or museums, ensure that you choose a kaftan that provides you with the right amount of coverage for the local customs, such as this Maryan Mehlhorn Fusion Kaftan.
If you're spending the day on yacht and island hopping around the local area, this Charmline White Kaftan is perfect for slipping on at different times throughout the day.
#3 Be Chic Yet Stylish At The Beach
You’ve already carefully selected your swimwear for your holiday, so elevate your style with a beach kaftan. Beach kaftans are practical yet flattering so you can ensure you’ll find the right one to suit your swimwear. For when the sun hits its peak and you’re looking for some extra coverage opt for a white kaftan, such as a Melissa Odabash maxi dress. If you’re heading to a beach party go bold in a black kaftan with flared sleeves and an embroidered lace design, like this cover up from Pia Rossini for a glamourous day party look.
#4 Make A Lasting Impression At Dinner
Holidays are all about slowing down, relaxing and detoxing from the fast-paced life back at home. But that doesn’t mean your style has to slow down too, instead bring that wow factor to dinner. Impress your other half, or even your friends, with a complimentary yet romantic kaftan.
Channel your inner romantic by opting for a kaftan with sultry colours, a mix of textures, and perhaps even pair with a belt to accentuate your waist for a sexy and unique touch.
#5 Turn Heads When You Hit The Town
Just because kaftans are typically associated as beachwear, there’s no reason why you can’t transform your kaftan into the perfect evening outfit. Go bold with panels, patterns, shapes, and cuts with a silk or viscose design, then pair with some stunning beach jewellery for some extra glam.
If you’re off for drinks with a sea breeze, try this Camilla Strap Kaftan with detailed abstract print. The silk fabric and cut will billow beautifully in the night air. Or how about this Melissa Odabash Lace Up Kaftan if you’re off to dance the night away? The low neck and pastel prints will ensure you turn heads when you hit the town.
This versatile beachwear item can transform any of your holiday looks. They give you the perfect amount of coverage, while giving you style points and making you feel confident. No matter your style, shop kaftans to find your next staple holiday piece.