The 2-month long lockdown to fight COVID 19 coaxed everyone, from the celebs to the aam janta, to stay at home.
There were many trends that went viral online including dalgona coffee and many other challenges. However, in terms of fashion, be it the queen of Bollywood, Bebo, aka Kareena Kapoor Khan, Malaika Arora, or Dia Mirza, everyone rocked a Kaftan avatar, making it the go-to summer trend.
Yes, Kaftans! From body-hugging dresses to glam ensembles on the red carpets, the Bollywood celebs showed the world that they are in the core, much like us, looking for uber comfort when at home. Summer Kaftan dresses surely have become the new #OOTD in the tinsel town.
In fact, Kareena has already declared that Kaftan is a summer essential outfit for her and we couldn’t agree more.
A relaxed fit garment with a long-standing global heritage, Kaftan finds its roots in ancient Mesopotamian (modern-day Iraq). It is one true garment style that embraces all sizes and shapes with pure earnestness. They are easy, breezy, and fun!
BTW, apart from being super comfortable, they are highly versatile: long kaftans for summer dresses, a cotton kaftan nightwear, kaftans as swimwear cover-ups, etc. are all multiple roles that they can perfectly serve.
For all you ladies looking for Kaftan style inspiration, let us discuss in detail the varied ways in which you can adorn a kaftan like a total boss:
Ways to Adorn Kaftans :
1. Summer day-out dress
Be it on a vacation or not, you can totally rock a kaftan on a hot summer day out with your friends and family. The oversized dress pairs well with some oversized glasses and you can complete your look with a statement neckpiece and big hoop earrings.
Let’s take this delicate hand-embroidered pastel blue chequered kaftan. Isn’t it perfect for a summer vacay day or just a quick eat out with your girls? The gathered waist with tassels gives it that extra glam making it perfect for your next summertime outing.
2. Perfect beach outfit
On a sunny day, you walk along the seashore, enjoying the wind breeze through the cotton drape loosely hugging you, exhibiting your natural grace and beauty… wouldn’t it feel nice?
Well, kaftans make for ideal beach dresses and can also be used as swimsuit/bikini cover-up after a quick sea play with your vacation buddies.
Beach vacations are not to play subtle but go wild and experiment. So, you can go for quirky floral or abstract patterns and fun colours to complement your swimsuit, like the ones shown below.
The details that make these kaftans and out from the regular ones are the drawstrings around the waist and a pom-pom lace trim at the neck along with the playful motifs, all add up to the punch of the holiday vibe. Pair these up with a jute bag, flip flops or sandals and you are ready to go get a tan!
3. Dreamy Nightwear
Superior comfort, cool fabric, and easy fit are essential nightwear components and kaftans tick these all off!
Kaftans offer ulterior comfort with some extra sass and style to help you sleep well and tight. For the nightwear, one should always go for cotton fabric Kaftan as they are light, soft, and skin-friendly as it allows your body to breathe and feel relaxed.
Take for example this White Solid Loose Fit Cotton Slub Kaftan. While you can easily wear it to the beach, if you are looking to use it as your sleepwear, trust us, it’s everything that you look for to ensure you get a goodnight’s sleep and wake up as fresh as a daisy.
4. Kaftan Twinning, anyone?
Well, apart from their regular uses, you can notch up your #KaftanAffair by sharing the love with your travel friends, or your daughter(s). Next time, you plan a holiday with your friends, why not have complementing kaftans? Cool, right?
In fact, Ratan Jaipur also offers matching Kaftan for mommy and daughters, too, so that the mother-daughter duo is always on point with beach fashion.
Kaftan care and Maintenance
We fully believe in making your life simple and comfortable. As they are crafted in cool cotton fabrics, all our kaftans online are super easy to care and can be hand-washed, thus, helping you in their hassle-free maintenance.
Style it like your favourite celebrity or…
Create your own style, the choice is absolutely yours. As discussed above, many of your favourite Bollywood celebrities are going vocal for their love for this luxuriously comfortable overdress! So, either you can take the style inspiration from them or you can just go on and become a Kaftan style icon, inspiring all the ladies around you to embrace the beauty of comfort clothing.
You can order premium kaftans, exclusively curated by Ratan Jaipur, here.
BTW, after the pandemic, do you, too, feel that Kaftans and loungewear should become legit workwear? Do share with us your opinion in the comments section below.