I know I usually do caftan posts when we’re in the thick of warm weather, but I’m going to Florida at the end of next week, so I was in the mood to look at some, and—as I’ve stated before—news is what happens to editors. I also know that some of you deplore a caftan as desperately unstylish and Mrs Roper-esque. I’ve always thought caftans were glamorous—think Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra—and you simply can’t beat them for ease of wear. This black one is so nicely minimal, and looks ideal for traipsing around the city on a steamy day.
The metallic stripes on this one from Lemlem really make it, and I dig the tassels at the hem too.
Green stripes and pompoms make this one nicely graphic.
A preppy striped option that is right up my alley.
This has such good embroidered details.
I own a version of this gauze caftan, and it’s perfect for both lounging around and hitting the pool.
Another gauze caftan that comes in a few good colors, though I’m partial to this grey.
OK, these wavy rainbow stripes are (maybe more than) slightly crazy, but it looks like so much fun to wear.
These rainbow stripes, from caftan queen Emerson Fry, are a bit more subtle, but still pretty fun.
This macrame-detailed number is from Tory Burch, who has a number of really good-but-pricey options in this category (like this gorgeous one, which I kind of wish I could unsee, it is so perfect). I could see dressing this up for a summer dinner party.