I’m loving all the latest dress trends this season: lace (everywhere!), lots of white, tropical prints and gauzy fabrics, and best of all: loose silhouettes and floral prints!
This caftan is a fabulous example…it’s wide and flowy and super forgiving. I’m a huge fan of shirtdress-style caftans (like this one) but many are simply a large rectangle with sleeves. They all have the signature boxy shape, hit about mid-calf and many have slits up the sides. In fact, I’ve been seeing lots of caftans with high slits being worn over shorts or even pants. LOVE that!
I call this number my Crazy Cat-Lady Caftan. It’s an insane print and a muu-muu style…but it has such fabulous potential! I wore it two ways here, to show how you can make it work in all its loose-y, comfy glory (think ’70’s hippy-chic), but also showed how a belt and some flashy heels can take it up a notch.
I’m generally more girly than hippy so I love the belted version but the freedom to eat whatever I want is sure making the non-belted look seem mighty appealing. I really do wear this to run (fancy) errands around town, as well as to church.
(BTW- I highly recommend traipsing through the desert in shiny silver heels. Totally normal. Do you not do this regularly? Also, there were lots of holes in the ground that I was certain were from rattlesnakes but Luke says they’re just made by ground squirrels. Likely story.)
SO, tell me – would you try the caftan trend?? If so, how would you style it?