Kaftan dresses are primarily loose, free-flowing robes reaching to the ankles. A dress originally based on Islamic sensibilities, kaftans were originally associated with royal gaiety.

With so many variations and innovative designs, these dresses have evolved a lot over many years. Nowadays, there are many ornate designs, floral patterns and multicolored prints adorning a kaftan dress. There are other design features that have been added to it as well, such as V-neckline with buttons to open it, and the addition of kimono sleeves on the dress.

Let’s take a look at top five reasons why women should wear them:


With its “one size fits all” design, kaftans are a natural choice for women across all age groups and body types.

Whether someone is fat or thin, kaftans suit everyone. In fact, kaftans are a great clothing option for plus size women.


Kaftan dresses are light and breezy; they make you feel relaxed. They are ideal to wear for any casual occasion. Be it home-based kitty parties, taking a trip down the shopping lane or just about anything else, wearing kaftans make you feel comfortable and stylish.

A kaftan dress is also perfect to wear as a nightdress. Made of soft fabrics such as cotton and polyester, the material used in these loose-fitting dresses is soft on the skin.


With thousands of designs to choose from, kaftans are colorful and vibrant.

There are many kaftans featuring colorful beads, embroidered thread work and funky designer prints. Examples include animal prints, in which the kaftan is made to resemble the pattern of the skin and fur of leopard or zebra, abstract prints, bird patterns, etc.

The beauty of the multicolored print lies in its stunning throw of imagery and random images strewn together to form a quaint art.


Kaftan dresses can also act as perfect beach cover-ups. Easy and breezy, these multicolored Kaftans accentuate your look. Whether its beach party or a holiday trip, you can wear a kaftan dress anytime to look good on all occasions.

To match accessories with kaftans, you can wear chunky tribal necklaces, and match it up with a bohemian hairstyle, nice make-up and an ethnic footwear.

Besides, these long dresses also protect your body from sunburns when you’re out on the beach.

Pregnancy Dress

During pregnancy, a woman is required to wear lightweight and comfortable pregnancy dress or a maternity suit for health reasons. Kaftans are ideal in this scenario, and can be easily worn owing to its free-size design.

Source by Aman Khetarpal

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