It has been suggested by some of you over the years that if there is a GOACA uniform, it is the caftan. Which makes sense: they’re the very essence of comfort, they’re cool in the summer heat, and they’re chic in a tragic-Talitha-Getty-in-Morocco kind of a way too. But others of you feel quite differently, and immediately think Mrs Roper. To those of you who do that, I say to each her own, but what a shame. Because I think they perfectly a personify combination glamour and comfort. Take this classic Emerson Fry option, for instance: a winning print in a so-good green.
This one from Madewell has a peacock-y feel that I love.
I think that with the right accessories, you could get away with wearing this one to a pretty fancy party. Something about the neckline and dramatic sleeves feels very elegant to me.
And here’s a super-streamlined option that would be as good on the streets as the beach.
This one feels delightfully Mexican to me, and I dig the tassels at the hem.
A striped. empire waist caftan adorned with cute little pom poms.
This striped Turkish cotton caftan is pretty stellar, and I dig the kangaroo pockets. Also, just fyi, it also comes in blue stripes if that’s more your deal.
A simple, gauzy option that looks so effortless but also put-together somehow.
This maxi-length choice is a nice faded-out purple that’s kind of unexpected.
And finally, because I always need to include a yellow option lately, this Rag & Bone dress just hangs so nicely, and is sweetly feminine without being the least bit prissy.