Fashion director Shelly Vella shows you how.
Whether it’s your last-minute airport buy or a summer holiday staple, the kaftan has become a go-to for summer-long comfort and understated glamour. Dress up a maxi length with heels and jewellery for a 70s eveningwear look, or keep it simple with bright prints and bold colours for beach-to-bar cool.
How to dress up your kaftan
For a go-anywhere staple
Tie dye is flattering, whatever your age. A shift is a great easy-ware shape. Kaftan, £448, freepeople.com
Home or away? This works beautifully.
Kaftan, £155, Aspiga
Scarf, £64, Sep Jordan
Bag, £24.99, Brock Collection x H&M
Sunglasses, £39, Quay Australia
Flipflops, £19.99, Havaianas x ZARA
For relaxed glamour
Your summer wedding-guest look sorted. Kaftan, £200, tallulahandhope.com
Smart trousers will elevate the look.
Kaftan, £245, Tory Burch
Trousers, £79, Jigsaw
Bag, £120, Jigsaw
Earrings, £35, Jigsaw
Necklace, £600, Matilde Jewellery
Sandals, £215, Tory Burch For a chic beach cover-up
This look as fabulous worn out as it does poolside. A contrasting belt will add zing. Kaftan, £148, freepeople.com
Look out for a flattering drawstring waist.
Kaftan, £260, Heidi Klein
Bikini, £150, Tabitha Webb
Sandals, £55, Dune
Bag, £19.99, Lindex
Necklace, £130, Celeste Starre