Cool kaftans are my favourite way to dress for high summer. From lunch on the beach to dinner on the patio; when it is really hot kaftans are cool, elegant and easy. The brighter the colours the more they shine in the sunshine. Wafting in the breeze they epitomise high summer elegance.
For lunch at Club 55 last Saturday to celebrate my 70th birthday with my husband and two friends I wore my brightly coloured parrot print kaftan. I teamed it with a pair of white cotton trousers and white plimsols. The traditional parasol added a touch of fun.
I bought my kaftan last year in St.Tropez market. Unfortunately, I am not able to go to the markets this year as St.Tropez is just too crowded. Even though people are supposed to wear masks here in the South of France, not everybody does.
Cool kaftans for high summer
Our local weekly market in Grimaud is much quieter so I was able to wander around and take a photo of these bright colourful kaftans.
MatchesFashion have some gorgeous ones. A bit pricey but some are in their sale. Kaftans never go out of fashion. I have two silk ones I bought years ago and they still get worn every summer.
I don’t have to be on holiday to wear my kaftan. You can see how I wore it last year for a visit to Kew Gardens on a very hot day.
Happy belated birthday Josephine.
Happy birthday, Josephine! I’m really becoming intrigued by kaftans.
I have one caftan, which I love and am looking for another one. In southern Nevada, it’s hot here for six or seven months of the year, and a caftan is a cool choice. I haven’t had the nerve to wear one out of the house though. Yours looks great. I am looking for one that I like and doesn’t feel too much like a tent.
Happy Birthday. Pleased to hear that you were able to enjoy a celebration with friends.
Happy birthday Josephine. You look wonderful and I love kaftans too.
Happy Birthday Josephine!. So much choice at your local market. We had brief sunshine yesterday before more rain and cold. I am looking forward to Summer.
Happy 70th birthday Josephine, hope you and your husband had a very enjoyable time in France. You look lovely in your kaftan and all your accessories.
Hope you’re still celebrating your birthday! I love your parrot caftan, so festive!
Thank you all so much for your Birthday wishes. I am so lucky to be spending this time in the South of France wafting around in my kaftan.
You are right, kaftans are lovely for looking cool and collected. For beach, for lunch, for pottering around the house. Yours is really beautiful . I was wondering whether the plimsols weren’t too hot, but I saw you with silver sandals last year. So I suppose not otherwise you would have worn those.
Thank you for your comment. I do not have my silver sandals with me. I find that when the weather is very hot my feet swell and strappy sandals can be uncomfortable. Plimsols seem to work well for me on most occasions.
Happy birthday to you! I’ve been struggling with the heat this summer and your article was perfect timing. I looked on the matches website….and found a beautiful silk kaftan with small butterflies on it. I wanted a shorter one to wear with trousers like you did. It was in the sake, and was perfect! Do I bought it! .
Thank you for your comment. Really glad you found something that you like.