Amber & Thomas‘ black kaftan achieves the role of sophisticated kaftan and mini shift dress. With sheer short sleeves and a light breathable fabric, this kaftan is for those looking for a classic style of kaftan. Embroidered with a gorgeous coral design along the bottom of the dress in cream and bronze designs of swirling coral. This flattering kaftan has the right detailing to keep it relaxed by day and with enough embellishment that it can be easily transformed by an evening escapade!
Shakuhachi‘s collection as an embroidered lace shirt dress but for innovation I’m calling it the next trend in kaftans. It’s available in white, black or Melbourne’s ongoing affair with dusty pink. It is a long sleeve light weight dress with lace panels around voluminous sleeves and around the waistline. It has a scoop-neck and the dress sits in a flattering mid a-line. Buttons feature near the neckline for ‘shirt’ affect and this is one of those transeasonal pieces which will work in Summer with strappy sandals and with tights and boots in Winter 2010.
Watersun‘s Ruched Mesh Batwing Kaftan is the colourful explosion Summer is all about. One of the rare kaftans that is designed to be adjustable from the rouching around the scoop neckline and a drawstring waist instructing the kaftan to contour to your body shape. Lightweight and sheer material will keep you comfortable in the heat along with the flattering and voluminous ‘batwing’ sleeves. The fabric design features warm and soft colours with a geometric design of overlapping swirls and vibrant patterns. This kaftan would be the bright addition to your swimwear collection.
Ada‘s Open Front Kaftan with Under Bust Tie embraces Spring/Summer’s take on animal print with this striking kaftan. The kaftan is v-neck with short sleeves and an opened front, almost like a Summer trench. It has a tie under the bust to cinch the waist and flatteringly sits just above the knee. The fabric design is gorgeous with blocks of different animal print designs all coll-aged together in the two staple black and cream colours. An unusual design and perfect for those seeking a distinctive piece and can give it the attention it deserves.
Pretty prose by Angela Fedele
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