If there’s one summer piece you need this year, it’s a kaftan! Kaftans and cover-ups set their own tone of style and glamour, whether you’re jetting off on a beach holiday or creating a chic street outfit. Our fashion team has rounded up the pieces they love this summer.
Top tip: Kaftans and cover-ups are not meant to hide your secrets… they’re a great single piece of a clothing used to enhance your body in a flattering way.
Must-have summer kaftans and cover-ups
Think chic summer weekend. Pair this lovely floral kimono with your favourite jeans, a white vest and striking summer sandals.
Don’t want to expose your arms? Conceal them with a flared-out sleeve kaftan. Another piece that will instantly uplift a pair of jeans.
If you’re looking for something more conservative, opt for a relaxed and flowy fit. This kaftan can take you from day to night; simply swap your sandals for a pair of heels, skinny white jeans and a sequins blouse.
This one-piece wonder will have you feeling summer-ready. The off-shoulder detail shows a little skin without leaving you feeling too exposed.
Trendy details like a a fringe hem and embroidered neckline take the classic kaftan up a notch. Pair this Zara piece with statement accessories.
Want to flatter your bust? Get yourself a plunge-detailed kaftan dress! The abstract print in this piece will leave you feeling artsy while the fabric will keep you cool throughout summer.
Go for a full mesh maxi cover-up but remember to pair it with a dark swimsuit or leggings for contrast and protection.
By Fashion Intern Thato Pule
Thato is a multifaceted creative. An entertainment technology graduate who majored in costume design and make-up artistry and is now the fashion and digital intern at Woman&Home magazine. Her keen eye for detail and flair for fashion has professed her a stylist.