You don’t have to be at the beach to wear a caftan. The easy-breezy, bohemian piece fits perfectly within this season’s multi-ethnic theme, and couldn’t be easier to wear. See how celebs like Ellie Goulding, Poppy Delevingne and Erin O’Connor are getting resort glamorous on the red carpet in caftans.
Ellie Goulding in Roberto Cavalli
Singer Ellie Goulding found the perfect marriage of her laid-back style and the high-fashion atmosphere at Milan Fashion Week in this marine blue caftan-style dress by Roberto Cavalli. The flowing gown was fitted at the waist, creating a flattering silhouette. While a peekaboo slit and gold collar embellishment gave the look front row appeal, Goulding’s beachy hair and cool-girl attitude kept the look relaxed.
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Poppy Delevingne in Matthew Williamson
Poppy Delevingne’s statuesque beauty is perfect for a caftan like the one she wore to Elyse Walker’s Pink Party. The stunning embroidered gown by Matthew Williamson was decorated with embroidery that harkened back to the caftan’s ethnic origins, while its sheer fabrication was strictly modern.
Erin O’Connor in Vivienne Westwood
At the Glamour of Italian Fashion event, English model Erin O’Connor was the epitome of elegant ease in a soft lavender caftan by Vivienne Westwood. Though the dress gracefully covered O’Connor’s baby bump, the drapey dress with shoulder cut-outs and an asymmetrical hem is by no means a maternity-only look.
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Poppy Delevingne in Emilio Pucci
Poppy Delevingne also worked a caftan-style look at the same event. Her long-sleeved Emilio Pucci gown featured one of Pucci’s signature vibrant prints in a repeating pattern that gave the dress a dashiki feel, though it skimmed the body more than the classic caftan.
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Elettra Weidemann in Valentino
Model Elettra Weidemann made a statement in Valentino at the New York Observer re-launch event. Her eggplant caftan with its cape sleeves and robe-like silhouette created a fierce, nomad princess vibe that was completed by her bold pendant and red sandals.
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Heidi Klum in Donna Karan
Heidi Klum loves a caftan and she wore one by Donna Karan to the America’s Got Talent Season 8 Finale. The dress’ geometric tribal pattern, handkerchief hem, and single, draping long sleeve brought images of distant lands to the red carpet.
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Kerry Washington in Calvin Klein Collection
At the Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon, Kerry Washington worked an effortlessly chic look from the Calvin Klein Collection. Her cornflower blue caftan with batwing sleeves and a fluttery hem could easily be dressed up or down.
Hayden Panettiere in Paule Ka
Hayden Panettiere’s look at the Ein Herz fuer Kinder gala in Berlin late last year was part toga, part caftan and all boho glamour. The way the folds of fabric draped over her shoulder felt timeless and yet of-the-moment.
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