Friday, December 19, 2014


A kaftan is a long and loose dress that a women in Pakistan, Persia, and select other Middle Eastern countries wear as traditional daily wear. Sometimes called a "caftan", the dress is long enough to cover the ankles for length, and each arm goes to the wrist. Made of various materials, a kaftan is an adaptation of the robe that covers the woman modestly and sometimes fashionably. Traditional kaftans cover Islamic women as per their tradition. However, modern kaftans have a more haute and sought after appeal for the masses and are crafted for sitting poolside, going on dates, or simply making a statement.
Regardless of how the kaftan is made or worn, the woman wearing it is most likely comfortable since none of the fabric is skin tight or restrictive.
Long Kaftan

Modern Kaftans

Although traditional kaftans flow to the floor and cover the length of the arm, modern kaftan adaptations are the length of a T-shirt and they may even have short sleeves. Wearing a kaftan in warmer climates is appropriate around the world.
Wearing a short-sleeved kaftan and a pair of shorts or a bathing suit under it is quite common in tropical temperatures. Now it’s also a part of casual wear.
Most of women choose to put on the long kaftan or even short caftan at home instead of gown or even house wear. The loose fitting of kaftan will be the best option to your pregnant lady to cover as well as protect the particular fetus without diminishing the girl beauty and also body figure. Caftan can be used like a maternity dress furthermore.

Accessorizing a Kaftan

Whether attending a formal event or a simple cocktail hour, accessories can elevate the ensemble. A dangling pair of earrings with either an updo or downward hairstyle brings attention to the face, but also the embroidery at the neckline of the garment. Never clinch a kaftan with a waist belt as it kills the authenticity of the garment. Small studs are worn in the ears, or a detailed necklace or long chains compliment best with the kaftans. There is no rule of matching colors and accessory of the garment, it completely up to the shopper what she prefers to wear.

Shoes to Wear with a Kaftan

Long Kaftan
A simple leather slip-on or sandals go best with the traditional Kaftan as it is typically long enough to cover the feet. For modern kaftans heels compliment the shopper the best.  
If the kaftan is worn on a holiday or casually around the house a shopper can wear sandals or even wear nothing so as to remain comfortable. Heels in general add an air of glamor, as opposed to a flat sandal.

This article is penned by Diana Newman

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