A kaftan—a loose, draped garment that's worn as a long tunic or a dress down to the ankles—has undoubtedly become the hero piece of every woman's wardrobe this year.
The perfect marriage between contemporary and cosy, this silhouette has been sported by the who's who of Bollywood; Kareena Kapoor Khan, Tara Sutaria and Alia Bhatt, to name a few. And, while it fits just right in your resortwear collection, the versatile kaftan is ideal for your at-home loungewear stack as well. Besides, several designers have given the humble garment a festive upgrade—think sparkly embellishments, floral prints in pastel hues, and ornate, vintage embroidery—making it a go-to summer wedding ensemble.
As we spend yet another summer cooped up in our homes, it's time to add this breezy piece to your lazy-days collection. While we understand that your 'quarantine wardrobe' already makes a strong case for fuss-free kurtas, flowy maxi dresses, and other comfort-dressing outfits, there's absolutely no harm in adding yet another pretty-printed piece to the mix.
Scroll through to take a look at our roundup of the most fashionable yet comfy kaftans to own this summer—along with a few celebrity-approved picks.
1) Pink Bordered Cotton Kaftan, The Boozy Button, Rs. 1,700
2) Cotton Printed Long Length Kaftan, Fabindia, Rs. 2,490
3) Giana Kaftan — Ivory, Anita Dongre, Rs. 25,900
4) Black & Jade Printed Asymmetric Kaftan, Ritu Kumar, Rs. 11,500
5) Sabyasachi Kaftan worn by Sonam Kapoor Ahuja
6) Mustard Tribal Streak Kaftan With Slip, Masaba, Rs. 12,000
7) Multi Colored Printed Kaftan, Saaksha & Kinni, Rs. 12,000
8) Pale Blue Stripe Printed Art Georgette Embroidered Kaftan, Payal Singhal, Rs. 29,500
9) Multi Coloured Printed & Embellished Kaftan, Nikita Mhaisalkar, Rs. 24,375
10) Multi Coloured Printed Kaftan, Shivan & Narresh, Rs. 44,950
11) SSK Vibrant Crimson Red Kaftan, Dreamss by Shilpa Shetty, Rs. 2,890
12) Zwaan Kaftan worn by Neha Dhupia
13) Antonia (Cream Silk), Tokree, Rs. 8,200
14) Bold Striped Kaftan With Galeecha Textured Neckline, Sonam & Paras Modi, Rs. 11,800
15) Erica, Ridhi Mehra, Rs. 24,800
16) Tina, The Summer House, Rs. 4,500
17) The Yara Blu Kaftan, Homegrown by Alterego, Rs. 4,200
18) Tan Kaftan, Cord, Rs. 10,200