Model is in the pool wearing a light blue short kaftan

Are Kaftans in Style 2022?

Written by Cat Brady

In Summer we strive to keep cool while still looking cool. Our summer dress code is airy + casual + cute. An outfit that perfectly bridges style and comfort is the Kaftan. With its loose fit, it’s great for all body types! A versatile piece that checks all our boxes; sustainable, lightweight, and fashionable!  

So what is a Kaftan? 

A long or short flowy tunic with wide sleeves. Made from a lightweight fabric, usually cotton or silk, in bright colors and unique patterns. Traditionally worn in Middle Eastern countries but popularized in the U.S in the 1960-19070s by Hollywood stars. But the trend has not slowed down since, modern day kaftans are so chic they can go from day to night with minimal effort. 

How to wear a Kaftan?

Model is standing in a park wearing a light blue long kaftan.

If you are going to add one staple item to your closet this summer, the kaftan is the one to choose. Versatile is an understatement. Darn Good Yarn has both short and long kaftan available. 

Model is wearing a navy short kaftan at the beach

The most popular way to wear it is to the beach. Throw it on over your bathing suit with a floppy hat and you’ve got the perfect look. The fabric is airy so you keep cool under the sun. The colors and patterns are fun to match up with your bikini or one piece. 

Model is eating ice cream cone wearing a pink short kaftan

Wear it to the farmers market or to the vineyard. Add some sneakers or strappy sandals. The long Kaftan is the cutest maxi dress. Or wear the short kaftan with jeans for a more relaxed look. The adjustable drawstring closure adapts to fit your body perfectly making it so easy to just throw on as you head out the door. 

Model is wearing a long purple kaftan while walking outside.

Take this look to the party. The long kaftan maxi dress is a bohemian dream. Dress it up with cute heels and a little clutch.  Be the best dressed at the wedding or garden party with it’s eclectic look and hippie style patterns. Again, the airy fit makes it comfy to dance the night away.

So…Are Kaftans in Style 2022?

Yes!  Whether you are taking it to the beach or out on the town, the Kaftan is your go to summer outfit. With its versatility the outfit combinations are endless making it such a sustainable piece to add to your wardrobe!

Meet the Author

Close up of the author, Cat, who's wearing a black and whtie geometric zip-up jacket. She's smiling at the camera and sitting in front of a light purple wall.

Cat has been a part of the DGY team since February of 2022! From running live events in NYC, to marketing in Boston, and opening her own online thrift boutique, Cat is our star fashionista!