kaftan dresses

Most summer fashion checklists go as such: A killer bikini, a wide-brimmed sun hat, a straw bag, a pair of espadrille wedges and a chic pair of sunglasses. But what about that amazing cover up for trips to the beach bar?

There’s one staple item we think you simply can’t go on a beach vacation without: A kaftan. Did you know: Kaftans have existed for thousands of years since the Ottomans, who wore the garb as an outerwear over trousers. Today, kaftans are a cherished garment for their oversized silhouette. Lightweight, breathable, and loose-fitting, a kaftan screams beach vacation vibes.

Below, our edits for the best 12 pieces that will make you look lit while lounging on a beach chair. They can be worn on weekends and dress down Fridays at work too — just cinch them in with a belt and wear with strappy heels.



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