Kaftans are a great way to feel like a jet-setter while lounging around your Marrakech villa or sipping a glass of afternoon bubbly by the pool in St Tropez. This 70′s inspired lounge/beach wear is a must-have for the cosmopolitan fashionista (of course with huge Victoria Beckham or Linda Farrow/Balenciaga vintage sunglasess-sweety-darling)!
Moroccan and Arabic inspired lounge-wear look great either long or short and work well in the day with flats, kaftans also look great at night with a killer pair of strappy heels (think Jimmy Choo or Manolo’s only).
There are a number of great designers who have a wonderful collection of kaftans, such as Emilio Pucci, Missoni, Roberto Cavalli as well as Yves Saint Laurent. However, this summer I have come across these wonderful designers with a stunning number of lovely kaftans that are sure to turn heads while you float pass your admirers in your beautiful beach attire.
Louise Sandberg (www.louisesandberg.com) has a beautiful range of 100% silk kaftans as well as cotton ones. Their exclusive designers include Donde, Perle De Luna, Vanita Rosa, Ambas and many more talented individuals. Their Moroccan-style kaftans are absolutely beautiful ( perfect for a hippy-style look in Ibiza), these come with complimentary jewelery and even a bag.
All kaftans are exclusive to Louise Sandberg, so if you want a kaftan unlike the masses, then hers is definitely the choice for you chic-elites who love to stand out (you know you do).
(www.odabash.com) is synonymous when it comes to luxury beach/swimwear. Her beautiful beach hats, swimsuits and bikinis, as well as her sexy kaftans and cover-ups are in many fashionista’s suitcase when jetting off on their hols. I absolutely love her chic white embroided kaftan, ideal for a late afternoon cover-up on the beach before heading back to your villa for some more mojitos.
Many of Odabash’s kaftans and swimwear have been seen on a number of beautiful royals and celebrities each summer while holidaying on their yachts in the Mediterranean.
My favourite Odabash kaftan this summer is a stunning silk kaftan in a cheetah animal print. This will be the centre piece of your beach wardrobe, and looks great with super gold high strappy heels (think Jimmy Choos again). This full length kaftan (see main picture above) with a cross over tie at the bust , looks fabulous in the day as well as glamorous at night.
Emamó (www.emamo.it) is a beautiful Italian brand that is sought after by the most dedicated fashion-lover.
Emanuela Corvo, the creative director, has been dedicating her passion to the fashion world, and the latest collection will make you want to order all of these beautiful kaftans and swimwear.
These Emamó designs are stunning with the right choice of heels for a glamorous evening look, and trust me – all eyes will be on you.
Emamó’s kaftans are the wardrobe piece for your summer get-away, and you will want to wear them the second you land.
My absolute favourite designer for swimwear and kaftans, and from now on I will never go on holiday without them!