Beach Kaftan Evoultion
Worn for thousands of years, by men and women, the kaftan originating from the middle east, was typically hip or ankle length, whilst contemporary designs have introduced a knee-length version, that is popular as a versatile beach cover up.
The comfortable, loose styling of a caftan offers a unique combination of both modesty and allure. They are glamorous and relaxed, exotic yet minimal and look fabulous no matter what age or body shape.
In the 1950’s the beach kaftan that we know , became popular as a fashion piece began with Christian Dior’s introduction of an open version. Yves Saint Laurent, who was notably born in Algeria, also began producing kaftan styles in the 1960’s. This was the beginning of the ‘hostess gown’ a kaftan style worn for entertaining at home.
The designer beach kaftan was fast becoming a fashion staple, and was set to remain so as the iconic Elizabeth Taylor and other stars of the silver screen as well as fashion models, famously wore them, both on and off screen, making the kaftan synonymous with glamour.
Today, the MyaBlueBeach collections feature stunning contemporary kaftans, that draw inspiration from the garment's rich heritage. A celebrity favourite, choose from short beach kaftans & cotton kaftan tops to keep you covered from too much sun or mid knee length kaftans to take you from hotel room to pool-side lounger. Covering up is not about disguising your curves, it is about enhancing them with MyaBlueBeach designs. There is a designer beach kaftan style to suit every body shape.
Our latest Gigi Maxi Cotton Kaftan dresses are a full length design, cut with simple flowing lines that echo the original kaftan styles. Loosely skimming the body, this black maxi kaftan is perfect for keeping cool in hotter climates, whether you are headed for Winter Sun holidays in the Canary Isles or Barbados and flatters both petite and plus size figures.