Kaftans have long been a staple of our holiday wardrobes. Easy to pack, easy to wear on the beach or for lunch by the pool. Now that we may well not be going to a beach this year let’s talk about how to adapt a kaftan for every day. I have always loved a floaty kaftan and have several languishing in my wardrobe in France. Kaftans are timeless; their silhouette is classic, only changing in colour, pattern and design. I have a preference for full-length kaftans however the knee-length ones are excellent if you have good legs. They may also work better for you if you are petite. So let’s see how we can adapt a kaftan for everyday use.
Don’t you love this photo? We found this blackboard on Hampton Court bridge. Not quite sure what it is referring to but I think it is just perfect to describe you, all my marvellous readers!
This absolutely gorgeous kaftan I am wearing in these photos is by Hopefashionuk. It is so comfortable and floaty. The first batch sold out almost immediately. There is a size slim currently available (it is quite generous) alternatively you can preorder as more are expected in stock soon.
Kaftans make the perfect cover-up and alternative to a floaty maxi dress. They look good with mules or espadrilles. You can pile on the jewellery if you want to look really glam. Drop earrings, bangles or chunky necklaces work well with kaftans especially if you want to recreate the hippy vibe!
The weather was not very warm when we took these photographs. We tried to recreate a South of France vibe with some boats in the background. They were not exactly the same size as the St.Tropez yachts!
There are more photos than usual in this post. I just think that my photographer Laura Hines did such a good job that I had difficulty choosing which ones to publish.
Photographs were taken by Laura Hines. Follow her on Instagram
The Kaftan I wore in St.Tropez last year.
How to adapt a kaftan for every day – more choices
Disclaimer: The kaftan I am wearing was borrowed for photography and has been returned.