Kaftan Tops - A woman's delight!
If you’re a believer is defying the norms and setting trends for yourself, then kaftan tops are your thing. It is a long garment with wide sleeves that actually dates back in history to ancient Mesopotamia, situated between Iran and Iraq. It is perhaps due to this historical connection that has lent the kaftap top its Persian, robe-like appearance. You’ll definitely not find everyone in the crowd wearing it, which is why it makes you unique and unconventional. Popular in countries such as Russia and Morocco, the appeal is soon catching on amongst the Indian female population as well; moreover, it transcends the barriers of age as kaftan tops can be worn by the young and old alike due to its stylish-meets-comfort-meets-grace factor.
The vivid colours and detailed patterns give them a flamboyant look, not to mention the wide, flaring sleeves that hang loosely near the elbows, making it look even more eye-catching amidst the usual hordes of tops and tees. Long back in the 1960s and 70, the Western countries considered to be a staple garment for its vacations, and look now, decades later, it has generated a buzz in the fashion circuit and how! It is traditionally calf or ankle-length which can be worn with a belt as well to accentuate your waistline. They look elegantly interesting in printed silk teamed with flowing evening pants.
Longer kaftans often, also serve the role of swimsuit cover-ups, and women are found throwing one on, at pool-sides. However, you can also make heads turn by wearing an elaborately beaded and vibrantly designed kaftan as a fashionable evening outfit. A kaftan may be open in the front with a self-tie belt or it may have a zipper closure. Some are styled a little more voluminously, with a wide neck, to act as pull-overs.
The best part about this outfit is that no matter how skinny or bulky you are, you can never go wrong with a kaftan. If you want to flaunt your curves without being too showy, go for one that is knee-length and body-skimming. Those wishing to hide those flab can easily slip on a kaftan and thereafter, they need not be worried about holding their stomach in! However, shorter people must avoid those that are too wide or long, as they may stand the risk of appearing shorter; on the other hand, the longer, flowing ones are perfectly suited for taller, skinnier frames. It also offers a wide variety in its necklines- you can choose amongst round, square or v-shaped. If you have an oval face, you can safely go in for any of these and you’re not likely to be disappointed with your look. Those with a square jaw-line will be best flattered by a round necked one. Further, a v-neckline kaftan should be your pick if you have a full, rounded face.
The extremely dressy and feminine style of kaftans promises a contemporary look for most occasions- be it a dinner party, a baby shower or even a wedding. It is worn by women all over the world for their elegance combined with a casual look which, in luscious cottons or silks, with lace or satin detailing, also, often in bold floral prints, transforms the wearer instantly into a gorgeous woman. Cinch it at the waist with a thin silky rope for that and Miss Petite will be all set to take on the world with her hands a-flutter beneath the sweeping, dramatic sleeves! The most –loved colours are orange, red, bright pink etc. Wear it with colourful, jewelled flats, or open-toe shoes and carry a swanky clutch- and that completes the magic!
Do not over-accessorize, however, a little costume jewellery thrown here and there wouldn’t do much harm. That’s all that it takes to bring forth your most glamorous, fabulous self without sacrificing an iota of comfort!