The Kaftan Edit: Ten Easy-Breezy Silhouettes to Wear All Summer Long

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Lightweight and luxurious, the kaftan is a summer wardrobe essential — whether worn in sixties bohemia form or modest and modern, the loose-fitting silhouette has an easy-to-throw-on feel without comprising on femininity.

Not just reserved for Ramadan, the style can see you through the long hot summer; from Oscar de la Renta’s colour-popping silk-twill kaftan to Dolce & Gabbana’s maximalist designs. When it comes to regional designers, opt for Leem’s plisse print iteration, Rami Al Ali’s glamorous candy-shaded capsule and I Am Mai’s minimalist shapes in high-shine metallic greys. Take your pick in the gallery above. 

For a modern take on the kaftan, throw in beachy extras such as raffia, wood and pearls; pair minimalist styles with a timeless watch and statement baubles tinted with gold; and add Loewe’s playful Paula’s Ibiza clutch for the ultimate ode to summer. 


Katya caged raffia sandals, ULLA JOHNSON at MODA OPERANDI


kaftanSet of Christian Dior J’Adior bracelets, DOIR



Mon Tresor mini canvas bucket bag, FENDI at MATCHES FASHION

Small enamel drop earrings, OSCAR DE LA RENTA at MODA OPERANDI 

Tribute flat sandals, SAINT LAURENT at FARFETCH

Square sunglasses with glass-pearl chain, CHANEL

Fan-shaped leather clutch, LOEWE PAULA’S IBIZA at MATCHES FASHION

Baignoire Allongée watch in 18-karat pink gold with diamonds and alligator strap, CARTIER at NET-A-PORTER

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