Friday, August 3, 2012

Caftan Love...

Caftan Love...

Now that we are into the hottest month of summer, sometimes we just want to throw on the easiest and most comfortable clothing choices we can find, while still appearing stylish chic.  The caftan option fits this category.  It's just a question of how much is too much when it comes to the caftan look.  Being petite, I tend to shy away from the maxi caftan.  Not to be confused with a maxi dress, a maxi caftan not only falls to the ground but it encompasses the entire upper body with its bell style sleeves.  I prefer the above-the-knee style for this reason.  Cover the arms, reveal the legs :)  Then there is the question of wearing it as a stand alone dress, over a bathing suit, or as a tunic with pants.  Why not choose one that can be worn a variety of ways.

Inspiration...









A few of my in-store faves...

Suboo Laguna Beach Mini Kaftan   ($262)

Victoria's Secret The Caftan Dress    ($70)

 Free People Caftan Dress / revolveclothing.com   ($132)

 Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Caftan Dress / madisonlosangeles.com   ($154)

Voom by Joy Han Clara Caftan Dress / couturecandy.com   ($128)

Happy Weekend!

Cathy



66 comments:

  1. Thanks for you comment sweetie :) nice post!

    be happy!

    www.inspiredintheworld.blogspot.com

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  2. amazing! your posts are always so creative!

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  3. Such a great inspiration. My fav is the 1st one!!!

    Have a great weekend,

    Nicoleta

    www.nicoleta.me

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  4. I really like this look. The VS and Free People caftans are my favorite.

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  5. Amazing pics! They are all beautiful, but my fav is the white crochet one ;)
    Thank you so much for stopping by, would you like to follow each other on GFC and Bloglovin’? I promise I’ll follow you back!

    x♥x♥

    "Saúde & Beleza - Health & Beauty"



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  6. Love those my favorite at the two color blocked dresses.

    -V
    http://stylishlyme.com/

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  7. All all great options! I agree that it's best to get one that can be worn many ways!!
    Cheers,
    Victoria

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  8. amazings caftans dear!!realy love all!so inspiration!!
    xoxo=)

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  9. Thank you so much for stopping by & following!!!! I’m following you back now on GFC :)
    If you're interested in following each other on bloglovin, if you do, let me know, so I can follow you back! it's really easier to keep in touch ;)
    Have a nice day<3

    x♥x♥

    "Saúde & Beleza - Health & Beauty"



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  10. So pretty and stylish caftans. It's a very nice selection. The first one is absolutely perfect.

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  11. O love caftans! Bought one this week in sales with a tribal print :)

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  12. So pretty! Followed you, follow us back? :)

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  13. Wonderful inspiration! Absolutely love it!
    Vicky

    Ps.: following on Bloglovin'

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  14. I love caftans! Cathy, I believe I once read in an interview that Iman owns 300-400 of them because that is her favorite type of attire to wear! I love the orange one from Victoria's Secret, the style and the design is awesome!

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  15. Awesome post hun! Love how flowy and cool kaftans are and they come in the most beautiful prints. I liked the colour blocked ones, the Laguna Beach one and the caftan by Free People

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  16. Love these dresses, very nice photos :D

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  17. I love your lightweight picks Cathy! You have such great taste!!!!

    Erica xxoo

    www.ericabelliocreations.blogspot.com

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  18. I love these, perfect outerwear for the beach! And with a pair of leggings is perfect for the city. Wonderful inspiration dear


    www.girllilikoi.com

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  19. I love a nice kaftan! Please visit my blog and maybe we could follow each other?

    mypinkhotpants.blogsot.com/

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  20. gorgeous selection of pictures to showcase this amazing on going Kaftan trend
    xx

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  21. Great picks! So loving the cynthia Vincent one!

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  22. Oh I love these. And I totally agree with the fact that being petite you may shy away from these styles I feel the same way! Anyway you should come check out my new post on thrifting!

    http://livingthrufashion.blogspot.com/2012/08/thrift-much.html

    XoXo, Maira!

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  23. wow you are so cute!

    just found your blog and love your aesthetic! and heyy i actually just started a new blog! i'd love if you'd come take a look and follow, if you like!

    xo,
    http://joellespassionfashion.blogspot.com/

    ps: if you follow, let me know by commenting on my most recent post. then i'll skip over to your blog and follow you back! :]]

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  24. Your Blog is cute ♥
    If you have time you can also check out my blog,
    I just shared Buck the Bank Holiday I would love to hear your comment.
    Also, let me know if you want us to follow each other. I will definitely follow you back...
    HUGS*

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  25. oooo that first one is my fave!!

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  26. Chanced upon your blog and enjoy reading it! :)

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  27. Lovely post! I love the pink one/pic 8 and the black one/pic 4:D
    xx chris

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    1. wow, nice blog ;)
      I like this pictures ! <3

      If u want follow me and writte comment ;*

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  28. These are so gorgeous!
    Especially loving the color blocked ones!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  29. Your blog is great, fun, and I can find nice things.

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  30. I love those! *.*

    http://the-wandering-heart.blogspot.com

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  31. nice selection, love caftans! so perfect for summer.

    sweetie, i recently created a facebook page, so pop up by when you get a chance and like if you like :)
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Possible-Fantasy/269022619865057

    wish you a wonderful sunday! xx

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  32. in love with these. i normally only saw these as swim cover-ups but i was wrong! love the blue and pink variations. :)
    thanks for stopping by my blog!

    neededanedge.blogspot.com

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  33. Great inspiration! My favs are those in pic 2! Kisses from London!

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  34. wow these are stunning! Love the different prints :)

    www.thesequincinderella.com

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  35. greaat selection of pics, so inspiring!

    http://itsnotjustanotherfashionblog.blogspot.it/

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  36. really nice blog :)

    thanks for nice comment on my blog :)

    I follow your blog now :)

    tamaritza.blogspot.com

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  37. Beautiful Dress:)

    http://anjasfashionblog.blogspot.ch/

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  38. kaftans are cool indeed :)

    xx BBella
    justyled.blogspot.com

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  39. Beautiful itemse! You have a great blog! I'd love if you checked out my blog, and if you like it, can we follow each other on GFC and Bloglovin’? I promise I’ll follow you back! Have a nice day<3
    http://lengilochka.blogspot.com/

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  40. nice inspiration ! :)you have a nice blog ! :)

    http://daydream-byania.blogspot.com/

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  41. I love them and sadly never got to wear one this year as the weather has been so bad!! Hope you had a lovely weekend:)
    ~Anne

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  42. So many great ones...and perfect timing for this post.
    I love the Victoria's Secret ones because they are trendy, beautiful and affordable :)
    XOXO

    http://www.princessmartha.com

    http://www.facebook.com/princessmarthablog

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  43. thanks for stopping by my blog! You have such a wonderful blog here I had to follow! Amazing!

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  44. Thanks for stopping my blog! I'm so glad you did because now I found yours--now your latest follower :) I am always looking for a good caftan as a swimsuit cover up...I don't like to be too "out there" at the beach LOL! Well I hope you stop by my blog again so we can keep in touch :)
    xoxo
    Obviously Obsessed 

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  45. caftans are such a beautiful piece of clothing :)

    http://navlandstyle.blogspot.ca/

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  46. I love kaftans! Such a luxuriously chic look! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style-Delights Blog
    Style-Delights on Bloglovin

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  47. Love this style! Great inspiration!
    I would love for you to visit my blog sometime!!
    :)
    Allison
    A's Fashion Files

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  48. Loving caftan as well! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my blog!

    Amy

    Leopard and Lillies

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  49. Nice looks!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  50. Lots of light, floaty dresses for summer. Cute picks.
    xo Annie
    newenglandromance.blogspot.com

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  51. Thank you so much! Great post, love the caftan from Mary-Kate Olsen :)
    xxx
    fashionstiletto.blogspot.com

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  52. Loving prints and color-block this season!

    *Thank you for visiting my blog and hope you had enjoyed the pictures. I'm currently doing a giveaway. I'll truly appreciate it if you are able to join. Thank you for your time
    http://diva-in-me.blogspot.com

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  53. Hi Cathy,
    I am indeed a fan of the caftan. I have and currently owned ones that seem just perfect for spring and or summer. They are made for style & comfort. Love that Blue and Red you showed us here. :)

    Maria

    http://onestyleatatime.blogspot.com/

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  54. I do love a good caftan! This is really great inspiration :)

    XX,
    Miranda

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  55. all very pretty inspiration, indeed!!

    xx james

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  56. Very inspiring! I love all the tribal printed ones! xo

    http://redinsidefashion.blogspot.com/

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  57. Love all the beachy fashion inspiration
    x
    Melissah from Coastal Style

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