Kaftans have been some of the most exotic designs and typically worn in Morocco and seen all over the fashion runways. Most people don't know that The kaftan was often worn ras an overdress, usually having long sleeves and reaching to the ankles.
Once considered “resortwear” or simply a swim cover-up, the long, billowing caftan is enjoying a comeback on the runways—as well as on Instagram. It’s true that fashion loves the ’70s right now, but today’s caftans are a little less hippieish, a little more modern. A caftan also meets our long list of requirements for a humidity-proof outfit: It’s airy, comfortable, and unrestrictive yet surprisingly elegant. You can’t really get that with a generic sundress. In fact, while a caftan is an easy no-brainer at the beach, we think you can definitely wear it in the city—or to work!—with the right accessories.