A couple weeks ago I mentioned I was crazy for kaftans, and from your response, I’d guess you guys feel the same. And why not? Kaftans are the ultimate all-occasion garment.
Pool party? Kaftan.
Grocery store? Kaftan.
Long flight? Kaftan.
Your regular sweatpants are covered with cat hair and glitter? Kaftan.
No belts, no sizes, no nothing. Errrrbody loves a kaftan. Elizabeth Taylor loved kaftans so much Christey’s auction house held a whole event around her collection. Christina Hendricks (aka Joan from Madmen) was just on the tonight show professing her love of a good “kaftans and casseroles” party. Now that’s my kind of gal!
My closet is well-stocked on the kaftan front, but I’m always on the prowl for more. Thought now would be a good time to bookmark a few of my favorite kaftan bargains to share with you guys here.
1. Rachel Zoe Navy Blue $33.84 (also comes in red)
2. Goddess Caftan $19.99 (lots of color choices)
3. Yellow Floral $30 (I have my eye on this pink and purple version) (this yellow one is displayed as a maternity wear – a kaftan makes a great gift for a new mother (pre or post baby))
4. Pink and Orange Dashiki $32.95
5. Moroccan Caftan With Gold Embroidery $29.99
6. Belted Blue Block Print $30 (she has TONS of other kaftans in the $20-$40 range (including some with buttons) and some really cool robes)
- If you go searching on your own, remember kaftans may also be spelled caftans. They may also go by the name dashiki, abaya, abada, tunic, or a hundred other words you rarely see outside Epcot.
- The easiest way to make a kaftan not look like pajamas is to wear it with a bit of a heel. I’m fond of these comfy babies (comfy and they come in stripes!)
- You may find that especially ‘ethnic’ clothing looks best when mixed with modern jewelry. Hard lines. Geometrics. Chunky chains. You get the idea…
- Up for a DIY? This’ll get you started!
Anyone else have a great source for summer kaftans? Let’s hear it!