13 Gorgeous Summer Kaftans And Cover-ups

Lucky enough to be jetting away this year? There’s one buy that can ensure ultimate confidence on the beach: the kaftan. Not quite ready to step out in swimwear yet? Look fabulous and feel confident while poolside in one of our favourite killer kaftans and cover-ups.

Remember a kaftan or cover-up isn’t meant to drown or hide your silhouette, but actually enhance it. Don’t be drowned out by a drab print or unflattering cut. Look like the every inch of diva you are and make sure all eyes are on you. Super sized sunnies and cocktails essential!

1. Kaftan, £230, Melissa Obadash at Harvey Nichols

Cover up in something sunny on your holidays with this bright yellow kaftan from Melissa Obadash. Save this one til the end of the travels when you want to show of a killer tan.

2. Fringed kaftan, £30, Topshop

For something that covers your arms, tum and bum, look no further than
this black kaftan from Topshop. Make it a full monochrome look and wear
with a white swimsuit.

 3. Kaftan, £32, Principles by Ben de Lisi at Debenhams

Dress up a simple swimsuit with this printer cover-up. The pink tassel
adds a dash of colour – partner it with matching pink sandals.

4. Maxi dress, £90, Paisie

Go all-out glamour with this floor sweeping maxi dress from Paisie. Wear
it open and over a swimsuit while relaxing during the day, then move it
into evening by buttoning up and adding and eye catching gold belt.

5. Dress, £89, Ted Baker

Keep cool and covered with this striped dress from Ted Baker. Go for an
island vibe and wear with a straw hat and a pair of Havaianas.

6. Dress, £28 (on sale), Monsoon

Looking for something feminine? Opt for this dress from Monsoon. Ideal
for showing off slim arms and disguising a bigger tummy and hips, it’s
perfect for pear-shaped ladies.

7. Kaftan, £220, Heidi Klein

Look and feel like a Grecian Goddess in Heidi Klein’s kaftan. Blue and
white are a dreamy summer pairing: wear with silver accessories.

8. Kaftan, £38, Next

Reveal and conceal all at the same time in this lace kaftan from Next.
Opt for a bright colour like this to stand out when you’re pool-side.

9. Kaftan, £25, Monki

It’s all about over sized. Don’t just reserve this kaftan for the beach.
Wear it back home and layer over a pair of skinny black pants and top.
Pinch in your waist with a belt to create a more hourglass figure.

10. Cover-up, £145, Melissa Obadash at The Outnet

Snake print just got a summery make over. Show off your wild side with
Melissa Obadash’s pale pink printed kaftan. Let this piece be the
showstopper – and make it work double-time straight from beach to bar by
adding a pair of cream wide leg trousers.

11. Kaftan, £29.99, Mango

Be confident in white this season and show off your style status with
this guipure kaftan from Mango. Ooze elegance with gold accessories.

12. Maxi dress, £105, Pitusa at Harrods

Streamline your sillhouette with a floor sweeping maxi dress. The v-neck
flatters a small bust while the loose fit will lengthens a curvy frame. 

13. Dress, £35, John Lewis


Fancy something on the sporty side? Choose John Lewis’s towel dress,
which comes complete with gold hardware, for a more active holiday.

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