The Best Kaftan for Every Body Shape

First taking the fashion world by storm in the 1960s and ‘70s, kaftans have certainly made a come back in the last few years. Incorporating on-trend prints and a variety of flattering styles and cuts, this summer staple is back better than ever, and is certainly no longer reserved for lazy days by the beach! No matter what your body shape may happen to be, it’s easy to find a kaftan to match your personal style at Seafolly.

1) Petite ladies elongate the legs with short Kaftans 

For laid back brunch with the girls or long summer days at the beach, a short kaftan that sits above the knees is the perfect accessory. Lightweight, breezy and offering the perfect amount of coverage to take you from your home to the water’s edge and back again, these cute styles are also the perfect choice for petite ladies looking to create the illusion of longer legs. Helping to balance out your shape and give the appearance that your legs are much longer than they are, styles such as the Ocean Ombre Kaftan and the Beach Basics Boyfriend Beach Shirt will be in heavy rotation all summer long.
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2) Ladies with killer curves try kaftans that cinch at the waist

While the classic kaftan style is a great option for just about everyone, a kaftan with a waist tie is perfect for ladies with killer curves (think hourglass and pear shapes). Cinching you in at your smallest point and ensuring your best features aren’t completely hidden beneath flowy fabric, these styles are a super flattering option. Seafolly’s Remix Panelled Cover Up and the Cut Copy Kaftan both provide all the coverage, comfort and elegance of a classic kaftan, but with the option to highlight your gorgeous waist when you want to.

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3) Wide sleeved kaftans will add balance for pear shaped ladies

For pear-shaped ladies (your bust is narrower than your hips) or those looking for a little extra sun protection, a three-quarter or long sleeve kaftan is a fantastic summer staple. Offering all the elegance of a classic kaftan with some additional coverage that will help to give the illusion of a balanced shape, styles such as Seafolly’s Ocean Alley Kaftan and the New Sport Stripe Long Sleeve Cover Up are certainly worth a try.

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4) Straight up and down?

Ladies with an athletic build or a classic column shape (your bust and hips are similar in width, but your waist isn’t super well defined) are lucky enough to rock just about any kaftan style. Have fun with colour, prints and fabrics, and find a style that is uniquely you! Experiment with looks such as the Crinkle Twill Beach Shirt or the Ocean Ombre Horizon Stripe Linen Kaftan and find one to match your favourite beach accessories.

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That’s a wrap!

Regardless of your personal style or body shape, there are plenty of amazing kaftans to choose from at Seafolly. Pair a fun print with a sunhat, sunnies and sandals for an effortless beachy look, or slip on a pair of nude heels and take your look from the beach to drinks and dinner with the girls in no time at all. With plenty of prints, colours and cuts to try, you’ll find the hottest trends in kaftans at Seafolly.

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