Kaftan stands to be a versatile outfit for centuries. A Kaftan or caftan is an alternate of the negligee or tunic. It can be worn throughout the year. It suits all body types. Kaftans are gusty and graceful, which makes you feel calm and casual. Cotton Kaftans are best suitable for summer and spring. Woolen and cashmere Kaftans are for winters and windy days. Silk Kaftans are sophisticated and eye-catchy; they could be dressed as formals. Kaftans look graceful and beautiful in vivacious colors. Patterns like tie-dye and batik are adorable in Kaftans. Cashmere Kaftans are modish and voguish for cooler temperatures.
History of Kaftan
Kaftan draws its attention from Persian Civilization and Ottoman Empire. They belong to the history of Persia in the 14th century. In the 16th Century, the Kaftan became the traditional outfit of the Ottoman Empire. They wore it as a symbol of royalty, power, and rank. The caftan is of ancient Mesopotamian origin. Morocco considered Kaftan as their customary attire; it became a sign of Power. The Moroccan Kaftan in the Arab domain is a mixture of cultures and civilizations. The Moroccan caftan is long graceful apparel with lengthy or elbow-length sleeves and is ankle length.
In various religions and cultures; Kaftan had different names and styles. Japanese call it Kimono, Chinese name it Hunfu, and West African say it Boubou.
In the 21st century, Kaftan has become a fashion statement for countries around the globe. They are trending and have made their place in almost every girl and woman’s wardrobe. Being the first choice of females to dress either in a casual way, glamorous style, or even on the beach.
In this blog of SonamKeShabd; let’s take a look on 15 different ways to wear a Kaftan.
15 Ways to Wear a Kaftan
Pair a Kaftan With Jeans or Three-Fourth Pants
Set yourself free on a picnic or an outing with family/friends as with this look you are all covered and yet free to move, run, climb and enjoy.
Kaftan for a Casual Look
For me; this look is just perfect for a slow and clam walk beside a lake in the evening hours.
Kaftan for a Beack-Look
Well, I am not suggesting you to buy this look of Shilpa Shetty, but yes I am surely in love with this view and Shilpa. And this is why I fetched this picture from Shilps’s Instagram Account from her Maldives holidays with family.
Pair a Kaftan with Straight Pants
I would recommend this look for festive family/friends dinner and get-together parties. This is so simple yet ethnic. The fabric is Gajji Silk, Cotton Silk, and Muslin.
How About Trying a Kamarbandh Kaftan
Just see this Kamarbandh Kaftan. The jamdani flowering with white woven booties took my heart. This is another piece of simplicity at its best.
Short Kaftan with Long Skirt
For a “bheed-se-zara-hat-ke” wala look and let me tell you this is affordable as well. Buy this complete set at Rs. 2,299/- only.
Kaftan with Shorts
Next time; I am out for holidays on a beach, I would love to dress up this way. The complete set is for Rs. 2,799/- whereas you can also buy this Olive Branch Modal Silk Kaftan Top for Rs. 1899/- only.
Striped Kaftan for a Height Illusion
Remember: Vertical stripes are all about the illusion of height. They make you look taller than you are. BTW this is FabIndia product.
Animal Print Kaftan
Kaftan with Leggings
Perfect as a Work-Wear as well.
Kaftan with Dhoti
Stand out as the most appreciated and elegant bridesmaid this wedding season by dressing up a white top & dhoti set with kaftan. Get this set for Rs. 6500/- only.
Kaftan for Mommy-To-Be
‘Comfort’ comes first for all Moms-to-be. Kareena Kapoor Khan was spotted in this Printed Silk Kaftan dress with a belted empire. This masterpiece comes from the ace designer Rajdeep Ranawat. The belt in the Kaftan is tied from inside to shape the waist and has a flared loose back.
Nursing Kaftan for Breastfeeding Mommies
This dress would be a perfect choice for your pregnancy days and breastfeeding days; as the front closer lets you feed the baby comfortably.
Kaftan with Palazzo
If you are thinking for a change in festive look, this festival season; then Kaftan with Palazzo would be good option. This Kaftan with Palazzo set comes from the ace designer Masaba Gupta
Another perfect dress for festive mode designed by Payal Singhal for Indya.
Wrap Up Time
So, beautiful ladies and all my readers did you liked this compilation? Pour in your love and views into the comment section. Looking forward to get many more ideas from you all about how to dress up a Kaftan.
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