My lovely and talented friend, Sandria, recently alerted me to Veronique Hyland’s NY Mag article, “How to Get Your Body Caftan-Ready for Summer.” Although I disagree with the author about a few points, mainly that wearing a kaftan means you can skip your bra and neglect basic hygiene. WTF. I do agree with her enthusiasm for kaftans and her desire to extol their virtues.
Here are a few of my own tips for wearing kaftans and some amazing ones that you can buy right now.
- Kaftans are the true definition of GLAAAAM-OOOUUUURRR. They are not shlub wear. They are not for the tired. Find a muumuu for that foolishness. If your breasts are natural and you will go OUTSIDE wearing your kaftans, always, ALWAYS wear a bra. If you normally shave, keep it up.
- When it comes to kaftans, as you might guess, I lean toward the fancy. Silk for breakfasts, brunches, lunches, dinners, cocktail parties, etc. Cotton for more active daytime activities.
- Go ahead and splurge on a designer kaftan. You’ll have it, and actually be able to WEAR it, for years.
Post beach romp.
Missoni Mare $1010
Garden party, cute & flirty kaftan realness.
The Row $1636
If you can pull off this color, this is a very versatile, enter-level choice. With the right accessories, it can be avery chic lil’ number.
Day drinkin’ and ready for whatever.
ASA Kaftan $245
I ignored at first because she didn’t offer silk kaftans. She’s seen the light.
Cavalli is the king of kaftans.
This one’s a chameleon. Camilla is the best about giving you options.
As you can see, there is a kaftan for every occasion, personality and style. Pace yourself while shopping. Kaftan addiction is real. You’ve been warned. dd