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Kaftan Summer

Kaftan Summer

By Dana DeMercurio

Ladies, stop us if this starts to sound familiar: you began the New Year with goals and ambitions that revolved around losing those pesky extra pounds, and for a few weeks you were really on track. But it’s now the end of June and those bikinis and cut off shorts you’ve had your eye on are just a pipe dream.

Yeah, we get that.

But don’t settle for anything less than sexy this summer.  If you aren’t in the best of shape, haven’t yet reached your desired goal weight, or simply want an elegant and relaxed look, there’s always a solution, and it’s called a kaftan.

Whether you’re from the west coast, east coast, north or south, this breezy, floor-length, uber-chic dress is perfect for hot summer days or warm summer nights.  And the best part? There’s no need for crisis-mode dieting in order to fit into it.  Simply slip it over your head and you’re ready for whatever summer throws your way.

Hosting an evening cocktail party? Don a Kaftan.  Trying to keep skin safe from the sun? Ditch the tube top cover-up and opt for a Kaftan. Too hot for a t-shirt and shorts? You guessed it…sport a Kaftan.

This ethereal garment, often associated with tunics, is typically available in vibrant patterns and prints with occasional plunging necklines for those who appreciate showing a bit more skin than the traditional kaftan tends to allow. With so many eclectic styles, it’ll be a breeze to find the right one for you.

Be advised that some kaftans are sold as elaborate swimsuit cover ups, and are therefore quite sheer.  But don’t fret- the dress can still be worn with a full slip underneath for modesty.


In order to maximize any look, especially a kaftan, some chunky jewelry is in order. Stock up on splashy necklaces and other baubles like cocktail rings, drop earrings and bangles.

To shop our kaftan looks on Polyvore, clink the link below: