25 Beautiful Kaftans To Wear This Summer

By Felicity Carter

10 months ago

Summer wardrobe, sorted

It’s the season for resort-wear, and at the top of the list is a jazzy kaftan. This summer staple is timeless, easy and gives major laidback luxury vibes. Below, we round up some of our favourites for 2023.

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What Is A Kaftan?

A type of robe or tunic, kaftan have been worn for thousands of years. The origins of the kaftan have been traced to Asia, then made popular during the reign of Ottoman Empire, with various nations and cultures adopting the robe-meets-tunic over the years. There has since been numerous specific styles, uses and names for them (kaftan vs caftan) – but one thing’s for certain, the style has been well and truly embraced by the fashion set from the 60s onwards. They’ve been loved by the heroines of old Hollywood glamour (cue Sofia Loren and Elizabeth Taylor, and high society’s leading lady, Jackie O), with Christian Dior, Oscar de la Renta and Emilio Pucci being the go-to houses for a summery kaftan.

Beautiful Kaftans To Wear This Summer

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