Tuesday, 14 July 2015

20 beach ready kaftans and cover-ups and where to find them

Drifting from beach or poolside to beach bar or a shop in town is made so much easier when you have the right kaftan or cover-up to throw over your swimwear.  And it’s not always easy, as there are so many that don’t flatter – anyone – let alone a girl with curves.
Heidi Klein embroidered silk kaftanMichael Michael Kors Sorrento KaftanMaryan Melhorn Hamptons PareoMaryan Melhorn KaftanLemlem Shoka striped kaftan
Sarongs are fine as intermediate cover-ups, but won’t carry you from day to evening – you’re usually wearing a sarong over a wet or sand covered swimsuit and however elegant you’ll want to go and change when it comes to the cocktail hour.

Seafolly kaftanHeidi Klein jersey maxi dressMelissa Odabash white lace tunic dressLemlem striped coverupEres Paint Pencil Pareo
Many of these will take you right through.  There are hundreds more out there, these are my 20 favourites.  The beauty of these is that they’re light and easy to pack so if you’re travelling budget style and only have a carry on bag you can pack a couple in your bag for double-duty dressing.
Vix printed jersey kaftanVix Paris pleated kaftanLepel lace kaftan - more coloursMelissa Odabash black lace dressKaren Millen zig zag print kaftanBiba brush strokes kaftanSeafolly raspberry club dressMaryan Melhorn Masterpiec TunicMelissa Odabash sky dressLuiza printed kaftan