Is it just us or are Kaftans finally back? After we saw our very own, Mahira Khan, don a perfectly simple Kaftan on her latest Instagram post, it seems like the perfect gateway into this year’s summer trend. Keep reading to find out more about it!
What Is The Kaftan?
The Kaftan is a dress/tunic-like piece of clothing, similar to a long ankle-length loose dress. In fact, it has actually been around in the fashion world for centuries, worn by different cultures across the globe, particularly in the Asian community. The simple, sleek silhouette sits beautifully on everybody, and is prominent in the fashion world in both eastern and western wear.
Since the pandemic, most of us have been stuck at home in our pyjamas or our daily sweatpants and baggy T shirt uniform. But as Karachi’s heat continues to simmer upon us, the Kaftan is making the perfect comeback. Plus it can be worn both casually or for formal occasions! It is a must-have staple every girl should have in their closet – it’s loose enough to keep you cool, but still flattering and has a timeless elegance to it. Thanks to the pandemic, comfortable clothing is here to stay, with the kaftan slowly making it to everyone’s shopping list. The loose fitted, comfortable outfit is easily available across Pakistan in a range of different fabrics from silk and cotton to velvets in the winter. What piece of clothing is more versatile than the kaftan? Wear it in the day, to the beach over your swimwear, switch out your regular nightwear for a plain kaftan or accessorise it for a night out. This day to night outfit is a dream for all of us – especially if you’re lazy like us and need a quick, easy look!