Kaftans have been a fashion staple through countless cultures, across countless decades and have come to symbolize the fluidity that is Woman. Worn by villagers, priestesses, housewives and celebrities, this is an item every woman should have in her closet.
Here are 9 reasons why:
After the shower or for an evening out, a kaftan can serve as many fashion functions as you can dream. Throw one on for an elegant day or nighttime look. Itís the styling that makes the difference. A delicate robe of subtle colors can be worn to entertain friends in your home for lunch. Pair with fabulous jewelry, maybe a belt and great shoes and you are ready for a night out.
Kaftans are appropriate no matter your age, which makes this garment a great investment. A mother may pair hers with a jacket and fabulous earrings for a day at the office. Her daughter may opt for layering it over a shift dress with sandals and a messy bun. One kaftan with two looks that are both fresh and age appropriate.
There is nothing more comfortable than swaths of light flowy fabric billowing around your skin. Even the more tailored kaftans maintain that feel of fluidity as if the fabric moves on its own. The cut of the kaftan effortlessly drapes around the shoulders to create a flattering silhouette without confining the body inside a tightly fitted form.
There is a reason that the kaftan while experiencing surges in popularity, has never fully gone out of style. Since 600 BC they have been worn by people of all ages, cultures, and classes. Its classic shape and versatility has allowed this robe to become timeless.
5. Fits Every Body
Many kaftans are one size fits all. With flowing arms and spacious draping, women of any shape and size can feel comfortable and beautiful.
Robes of this style have been adopted into almost every culture. By wearing kaftans, women are not borrowing fashion from other cultures, but embracing similarities we all share.
New or vintage. Embellished or plain. Bright or subtle. Kaftans are available in every style and price range making this fashion statement one of the people and not one of the classes.
Many fashion trends are geared to a specific style group or age of wearer. The kaftan is one of the only trends that not only withstands the test of time, but also the test of self-expression. They successfully take on the expression of the person wearing it, whether they have an edge, an air of refinement or a bohemian nature. Kaftans provide a style that conforms to the wearer.
If you hear kaftans and think summer, you arenít alone. Luckily womenís ingenuity has come to the rescue. Many fall and winter style trends are incorporating kaftans along with coats, jackets, boots and scarfs to make them appropriate and stylish all year long.