C is for caftan and there is nothing more comfortable and fabulous than wearing a caftan.
Summer and caftans go hand in hand.
It’s the season when comfort, colour and exuberance work together, when fashion relaxes and the classics are put aside for the summer holidays. I am in Italy this summer but it doesn’t matter where we spend the warmer months, a caftan is a wonderful way to dress.
A caftan and I go way back; my first trip to Bali at the age of 18 introduced me to flamboyant colours and exotic styles. I may have already been committed to a life of fashion but my sights were limited. As I have grown up I have continued to collect caftans from my travels and they have evolved into a summer staple.
What would a beach holiday or a pool party be without a caftan?
This holiday apart from a couple of linen dresses, the lace one I showed you and a few swimsuits I have packed caftans. Some are new and some are old but they all have one thing in common, they are super easy to wear. Add the accessories, in my case this year it is the wrap bracelets and a pair of cute shoes and that’s it. Whether we are going to the beach, a party or dinner, we are dressed.
I can’t wait for this time of year when I can show you my favourites.
Caftans are everything from the most glamorous of dresses to the best of beach chic. Long gone are the days when they were reserved for the bohemian and the hippy. Caftans can be all things to all people and that’s what I really like about them. The ones we wear can express not only ourselves but also move us out of our comfort zone. I am a super tailored gal but not when it comes to my caftans.
Even when I am at home in the city I will wear a caftan at the weekend; if nothing else I feel like I am on holiday. What a brilliant change from the perfection of the plain?
Summer and caftans, they make a match. xv
C Is For Caftan: In No Particular Order
image, dolce & gabbana tropical collection 2017