When comfort meets style: Kaftans

When comfort meets style: Kaftans

Kaftans are one of the most becoming fashions ever invented. It is a symbol of exoticism and bohemian lifestyle that dates back to the 14th century and originated from ancient Mesopotamia. It was not until the 1950s that the best designers in the world introduced kaftans on runways and changed how people saw these regal robes.

This voluminous garment without defined sleeves is the epitome of comfort. They are primarily worn in hot climates as the loose silhouette helps proper ventilation, therefore providing comfort. But since more and more people are demanding comfort without compromising on style, they have been accepted as the new formal wear.

Dramatic picks for festivities

Kaftans have marked a place for themselves outdoors as festival and wedding wear. Since our festivals are celebrated with our near and dear ones, this easy-to-slip-into outfit strikes the right balance between edgy and sophisticated. Kaftans that showcase dramatic prints in pretty fabrics and fun colours are just what every woman needs to look stunning. They do not require any effort and are as light as a feather making them one of our favourite outfits to wear this festive season. Thanks to social media influencers for showing us how to take a kaftan up a notch and churn out glamorous looks for your best friend’s wedding, Diwali parties, or pujas.

Women love to experiment with silhouettes and with zardozi, sequins, or embroidery work on its surface make kaftans a fitting outfit for festivities. You can pair your kaftan with silk or velvet palazzos or pants with polki jewellery and an embroidered clutch and you are ready for a winter affair. Wedge heels will keep you comfortable and stylish.

Kaftans to lounge in

Kaftans are a perfect at-home, off-duty uniform that you can invest in this season. They have gained immense popularity ever since celebrities donned them during the lockdown in early 2020. This simple, roomy piece of clothing became their go-to sartorial choice. It is the most functional piece of clothing for those who wish to stay cool, comfortable, and yet stylish. This versatile number is most deserving of all the love and attention it’s been getting lately.

The beauty of this garment is that you don’t really have to worry about styling it as it’s a statement in itself. Hot day? Wear a floor-length kaftan in soft muslin fabric as a dress to stay cool. Stepping out or expecting visitors? Slip into leggings or jeans with your daily wear jewellery to add that extra edge. It is an ideal outfit for days you wish to spend your day with a gripping novel in one hand and a hot cup of tea in the other.

Beat the heat

On a hot summer day, one wants to do nothing but relax in comfortable clothes with a chilled glass of lemonade to sip on. Denim and figure-hugging trousers take a back seat and loose cotton dresses and kaftans take the center stage. Kaftans are so versatile and are available in so many styles that they can be effortlessly worn as dresses or with comfy bottom wear. If you are planning to spend a lazy day at home, kaftans are just what you’re looking for. Hitting the beach? They make for an excellent beach cover-up that you can throw over your swimsuit after a refreshing dip in the ocean. The kaftan has got all the elements you need to stay comfortable. They are not form-fitting, allow movement, are made of breathable materials, and make you look chic without much effort.

Check out our collection of gorgeous kaftans that you can mix and match and create a new outfit for every occasion.

Traditional prints

Prints like bandhani and tie-dye are perfect for pujas. These are free-flowing and of modest length with a dash of elegant embroidery on the neckline. Style it with jhumkas, bangles, and flats, and finish the look with your hair up in a sleek bun.

Geometric prints

Perfect for lounging or a fun day out with friends. This kaftan with a high-low hemline adds drama to your overall ensemble. Made in light muslin, they can be worn as a dress, a beach cover-up, or with leggings if you’re spending your day outdoors. With the right accessories, you can make a statement seamlessly.

Abstract prints

Abstract prints with mirror and sequins embroidery give a grand look to any outfit. Carry the look with panache as you pair the kaftan with a matching or contrast flared palazzo and a cute clutch. Accessorize with diamond jewellery and be a real head turner at weddings. 

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