Thursday,21 February, 2019
Current issue | Issue 1360, (14 - 20 September 2017)
Thursday,21 February, 2019
Issue 1360, (14 - 20 September 2017)

Ahram Weekly

Trendy kaftans

Let’s talk about better living! Our interactive family corner aims to expand our lifestyle horizons with practical little pearls of wisdom from the editor and input from our readers

Trendy kaftans
Trendy kaftans

Beautiful, free-flowing and loosely-fitting traditional Moroccan kaftans are becoming all the rage, and they have even become a popular haute couture item for US celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Kim Kardashian, Uma Thurman, Alicia Keys, Beyonce and Paris Hilton, all of whom have made appearances wearing Moroccan kaftans, including at red-carpet events.

Besides being suitable as beachwear, kaftans can rock any occasion when they are styled right. They are available in different designs, colours, lengths and fabrics, meaning they can serve as multi-functional garments.

Here are some tips to wear your kaftan like a diva:

Choose the right fabric:
For a beach picnic or casual outing on a hot day, pick a kaftan made of a natural fabric like cotton or silk. These organic fabrics absorb sweat and help keep your body cool. For an evening party, go for fabrics like satin, rayon or silk.

Select the length:
For a day in the office, go for a medium-length printed kaftan. You can team it up with a pair of leggings to complete the look. For a casual outing, wear a short kaftan with a pair of slim-fit jeans or shorts. And if you want to wear one for a cocktail party, go for a floor-length kaftan.

The right-size bag:
A clutch bag or small purse goes well with a loose, oversized kaftan. Choose one that matches the colour of the kaftan. For a casual occasion, team it up with a small purse. For an evening party, pair a long and shiny kaftan with a small and beautiful clutch.

Pick the right accessories:
Ditch neckpieces and opt for heavy earrings to fit an embellished kaftan. Wear a sleek necklace with a plain or printed kaftan. You can also wear a few subtle bangles or a bracelet to complete your look.

If you wear a printed kaftan:
it is best to complete your look with a pair of heels. Even wedges can go well with this stunning and elegant outfit. For a party, go for a pair of high heels in silver or gold, depending on the colour of the kaftan.

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