Whether it is a traditional kaftan or just a version of the style, this kind of top is a great go to piece when you want something comfortable yet fun & fashionable at the same time. You can wear it in any season; for summer just as, teamed with a tank top underneath if needed & worn with skinny jeans, leggings, slim line shorts or capri’s. In winter put a long sleeve tank top underneath for extra warmth. As you can see kaftan tops are not just for the beach…although they work there as well.
The main thing to take into consideration with this piece of clothing is your body shape. You want to find something that is going to be flattering to your shape so that you stay balanced.
Any type of Kaftan is perfect if you are an apple as the floaty fabric drapes lovingly over your curvacious torso. If you are a column any type of kaftan that is full of shape which drapes around your body is perfect, as it will help to give interest to your straight up & down body. This shape doesn’t have to worry much about volume on their upper body.
If you have a large bust (hourglass, vase, cello, lollipop, goblet) however, you need to make sure that you have a lower neckline & the sleeves are fitted, not loose or baggy; as big sleeves & higher necklines are unflattering to a bigger bust. You also need to make sure the kaftan is fitted & not too loose.
A more fitted kaftan bodice is perfect if you are a brick or rectangular shape. Anything too loose, square or boxy in design will just point to your rather square like torso. Look for any kaftan style that has simple tailoring in the body to give you a sleeker outline.
The rule of fashion when you are wearing a looser top is to keep it fitted on the bottom. Any skinny or slim jeans & pants will work fabulously, so will leggings if the top is a tunic style & longer in length. Opt also for a pair of pilates style pants which makes the outfit a great alternative to the tracksuit. Have fun with your kaftans whatever the season or occasion!