A kaftan, also spelled caftan, is a long garment with wide sleeves that dates back to ancient Mesopotamia, located between the countries of Iraq and Iran. These Persian robe-like garments also became popular in countries such as Russia and Morocco. The patterns and colors of kaftans are usually vivid and detailed. The kaftan top is a vacation fashion staple that began being considered fashionable in western countries since the 1960s and 1970s.
Kaftan dresses are elegantly designed for women. Unlike the traditional kaftans that were mainly used by Persian men, the modern kaftan dress are a lot more loose, colorful and have a lot more variation in styles.
Compared to the limited variations available with the traditional design, the modern kaftan dresses are available in varying clothing styles. The old Persian kaftans were more conservative and differed only in prints and patterns with plain and simple colors. The ones being produced today are a lot more colorful with more elegantly designed patterns as well as less conservative in style.
Kaftans this year come in all shapes and sizes and can be worn long or short from tunics to long flowing, feminine gowns, beach kaftan Many have chic embellishments with jewels and beads, and clinch-waisted styles offer a far more feminine silhouette.
The kaftan's popularity is due to its anytime, anywhere versatility and the fact that is suits all ages and body shapes, with updated styles and fashion accessories to keep it right on-trend. It is one of the fashion world's ageless and timeless dress styles.