How to wear a kaftan

When it comes to wearing kaftans, the Queen of Morroco, Lalla Salma, beats them all. The queen once again caught my attention last week in the abdication ceremony of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.

When it comes to wearing kaftans, the Queen of Morroco, Lalla Salma, beats them all. The queen once again caught my attention last week in the abdication ceremony of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.

Kaftans come in all colours and lengths. Many women worldwide today favour the caftan due to its versatility and comfort.

From the late Elizabeth Taylor to the Olson twins, kaftans have always been a wardrobe staple for many celebrities. The special quality of this attire is that you can wear it on any occasion or can be worn by any age group. In fact, it suits any type of body shape. So, this seventies vintage collection is a must-have in your wardrobe.

A kaftan gives a woman that feminine and elegant touch to her overall personality. Just look at Queen Lalla Salma of Morroco and you will know what it is that I am talking about – she is regal but her kaftans add more than that to her personality.

Maxi kaftan

Floor length flowing kaftan is the best option for evening wear or when attending functions like a wedding. If you want to add a rich feel to your kaftans, wear silk and satin fabric-made kaftans. Besides this, layering pattern and chiffon-made kaftans add extra quotient of glamour to your personality. You have to go slow on necklace because most kaftans are heavily beaded; bracelets, bangles and rings are allowed. Shoes will depend on the occasion or what you have in your wardrobe.

Bat wing kaftan

This type of kaftan is best worn with a fitted trouser. To give extra impact on your look, layer it with beaded accessories if it is a plain one. The bat wings are the ones designed like a bat, with lots of space on the sides. Bat kaftans in animal print tops are very much in vogue. You can wear it when you are going for shopping. It will give you comfort and an elegant look. Add wooden clogs in your footwear, and carry a big tote. Wear big sun glasses and wide brim hat on a sunny day.
Knee length kaftans

The other good thing with kaftans is that they give you a choice of length. Celebrities like Nicole Richie have been spotted wearing short kaftans. These are for people who prefer short dresses. This is a season for bright colours so you can apply colour blocking. Add straw bags and hats in your accessories. Woven platform heels are best option for this dress.

When wearing a kaftan, you can add your own personality with your favourite accessories. Dress up your kaftan with chunky bracelets, belts and necklaces. Team it with flat jewelled sandals for sexy chic or chunky wedge heels to balance out the volume. Add large shades and an oversized bag to be trendy.

 

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