A kaftan can hide a multitude of sins and can be used for all sorts of reasons. You could be a lady of a certain age and have parts of your body you’d rather keep under wraps, you may want an item of clothing that will take you from the beach to the bar, or it could just be that the weather is cooler than you anticipated. And the simple kaftan has come a long way since the 70’s and those awful long bell sleeved affairs courtesy of Demis Roussos. Nowadays they are floaty, thigh skimming pieces in gorgeous prints and cool fabrics. You’ll be pleased that they are this seasons must have item when you see what we have found; they are so easy to wear, and you don’t have to be on the beach to pop one over a pair of jeans or bikini top. Checkout our favourites with not a nod to the 70’s in sight!
Joe Browns Multi Coloured Cinched Waist Kaftan – Was £37.95 Now £30.95
A simply gorgeous and unique shimmery, light and ethereal kaftan with a vest that compliments it to perfection. Dreamy and distinctive. Approx Length of kaftan is: 84cm. Materials are: Outer: 100% Polyester Inner: 100% Viscose. 30 degree machine wash.Cool iron. Do not bleach. Do not dry clean. Do not tumble dry. Available in sizes 8 to 12. Debenhams.com.
East Floral Kaftan – £29
For a feminine, vibrant cover up this summer, wear East’s floral kaftan. Designed with a v-neck, elegant waterfall sleeves and an asymmetric hem, slip this over a bikini or summer slip for easy coverage. Material is 100% polyester. Washing Instructions: Machine washable. One size only. Johnlewis.com.
Gorgeous Black Colour Block Kaftan Top – £40.00
This black colour block kaftan top from Gorgeous features yellow and taupe highlighting, a plunging v-neck, a lightweight chiffon design and a tie to the back of the empire line just under the bust. Available sizes are 16 to 26. Material is 100% polyester. Machine washable. Debenhams.com.
Lipsy Dippy Hem Kaftan – £40
A holiday must have, this chic leopard and flower print kaftan is the perfect cover up. With a deep v neckline to the front and back, an elasticated waist, and dipped hem. Washing instructions: Hand wash only, line dry, do not tumble dry, do not dry clean. Materials are 98% polyester, 2% metallic fibres. Available in sizes S, M and L.
Topshop Tie Dye Kaftan Cover Up – £30.00
This is a gorgeous kaftan cover up in all over bang on trend tie dye print. Perfect for the summer months to take you from the beach to the club. Material of kaftan is 100% Viscose. Machine washable. Available in sizes S. M and L. Topshop.com
Ted Baker Sunset Stripe Cover Up Kaftan – was £89.00 now £62.00
If you fancy getting yourself a designer kaftan at a snip of the recommended retail price, now is your chance, as this fabulous Ted Baker, multi-coloured striped cover up is on sale and it is so gorgeous I reckon it won’t be here for much longer! Available at present in sizes S, M and L but hurry! Houseoffraser.co.uk.
Cote D’Azur Retro Spot Voluminous Kaftan – was £40 now £20
Navy, red and white, a nod to the British nautical colours and retro print make this the perfect cover up kaftan for 2012. Matching this with the Cote D’Azur swimwear pieces or even the classic black goddess range, both work equally well. Wear this loose or use the tie to show off your figure. Available in sizes S/M and M/L. Houseoffraser.co.uk.