For my second installment of ROCK THE BUMP (see the first installment HERE), I am featuring a SUMMER MUST HAVE. What is THE staple every preggo (and NON-preggo) should have in her closet? THE CAFTAN. What exactly is a caftan?
The caftan is a magical, elegant, flowing garment made of luscious printed cotton or silk, which instantly transforms the wearier into a truly ethereal creature. (definition credit: xojane)
During my mission to avoid all things maternity for as long as possible, I started purchasing caftans left and right. You can pair with shorts or jeans, over a body-con dress, or even as a swimsuit cover-up. Caftans are extremely flattering and can be worn casually or more dressy. I don’t know about y’all, but being pregnant, I tend to want to cover my arms right now. Caftans are light enough to do this without sweating to death (you know what I am talking about).
Caftan Styling Ideas (more SHOPPING options at the end of the post)
1) DRESS IT UP
Caftans are very versatile, so they can be dressed up easily. For a fancy affair, choose a bright caftan in luxurious silk, and add gold accessories and strappy metallic heels to complete the look. PERFECT for an evening wedding or a black tie event!
[photo cred: The Zoe Report]
2) DRESS IT DOWN
These pictures below were taken in Napa Valley during our trip a couple of weekends ago. I paired this Free People caftan with jean shorts and my swoon-worthy Chloe gladiators to create a hip, spring/summer outfit. Add a hat to complete the outfit for a polished, well-put together look. Janessa Leone is my GO-TO hat line…her hats are TO DIE.
What caftans do you love? Please share in the comment section!