Jodie Kidd In Tallulah And Hope Hero Kaftan
There really is no wardrobe piece that is more versatile than the modern kaftan. The tunic-inspired lines of a kaftan are universally flattering, and can be worn just about everywhere; straight from the beach into cocktails and beyond. This bohemian, go-everywhere garment has been enjoying the spotlight in resort collections for decades now, and to date, its popularity shows no signs of slowing.
One of the biggest reasons the kaftan has remained a favorite for all these years is because of the inherent ease in the loose, tunic styling; the look can impart a bohemian sense of whimsy when worn for day, yet can be easily transitioned into something infinitely more sophisticated for evening. Jodie Kidd wears her silk georgette Tallulah and Hope kaftan in a casual, beach-friendly way; loose and flowing, layering jewelry as a means of both balancing the colorful print and giving the look a bit of an edge.
However, Kidd's Hero kaftan is more than just a playfully-printed beach cover-up. The strong print, which hearkens from Italy, also works well for evening when worn belted over a pair of long flowing trousers, and accessorized with chandelier earrings and a flat metallic sandal. With this very simple change of accessories, the craftsmanship in the luxurious silk fabric with hand-rolled edges takes on an air of sophistication and elegance without losing its playfulness or bohemian undertone; the quality and attention to detail of the kaftan is simply given center stage.
Of course, these are only two of a myriad of ways a kaftan can be styled. The accompanying scrunchie allows each individual to be her own stylist, tying the kaftan in any number of ways, and extending a resort wardrobe indefinitely.
Photo credit: Tallulah & Hope