Long-time readers will already be in the know in regards to my love of the kaftan.
In my imagination, I’m living a resort life and kaftan-ing it up at any given moment.
Especially at this time of year.
Ok, sure there are some occasions when a kaftan will not work but in summer I am able to harness a kaftan for just about any occasion – casual or dressing or anything in between.
I wear them with flats, I wear them with wedges and I wear them with heels.
They make me feel all kinds of special AND comfortable.
I have worn long kaftans but it’s the shorter ones that suit me best.
And if the kaftan shows my shape in some way then it works even better.
Shape when wearing a kaftan can be achieved by either choosing sheer fabrics worn over a fitted slip or choosing kaftans that include a tie or sides that are sewn to create shape down the side of your body.
Kaftans by Annalisa is a Melbourne-based label specialising in hand-made kaftans that are flattering thanks to the way they accentuate the bust, draping from underneath over the hips.
Sizing is available in size 8-26 – as well as maternity.
Here is a a model wearing a the Ebony black and white kaftan.
Kaftans by Annalisa Ebony kaftan $229.95
This is a semi-sheer kaftan and I’m wearing a black Metalicus slip underneath.
I love that the neckline is flattering and I also love that the tapering of this kaftan on each side helps to create shape.
I also love the slits in the sleeve – these are optional but I strongly suggest you go for them. They are such a flattering way to cover your upper arms if this is a thing you want covered.
The classic black and white fabric provides the ideal canvas for a pop of colour.
And in this case I reached for a Red Phoenix Emporium necklace I bought last summer. The gorgeous girls behind this accessories label have just re-launched their website (if you register you can get 10% off your next purchase).
The platforms I’m wearing continue to serve me well. I love that they are essentially a splashy neutral. I bought them on sale – and on a whim – at Shopbop back in August, which was the end of the US summer.
They are incredibly comfortable to wear and go a long way to fulfil my resort-life fantasy.
Love a kaftan? Think I can still get away with them when I move to Brisbane?
* This kaftan was gifted to me for editorial consideration.
PS. It was so amazing to see everyone getting on board and sharing their daily style with the #everydaystyle hashtag. It’s never too late. Details here.