Ooze poolside glamour instantly with one of these fabulous 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.
A must have holiday essential that doesn't only looks super stylish, but also gives you that much needed boost of confidence. A gorgeous summer kaftan and cover-up instantly elevates your holiday style in seconds and conceals any lumps and bumps you don't feel confident parading on the beach or by a pool. Now this doesn't mean that a kaftan or cover-up should drown or hide your silhouette, in fact it should actually enhance it. Don't be dulled down by a drab print or unflattering cut. Look like the every inch of diva you are and make sure all eyes are on you by choosing bold styles and bright pops of colour. If you can't go all out on holiday when can you?
When choosing a cover-up the first thing you need to decide is what you actually want to cover up and what you want to show off. If you're worried about your tum then a loose tunic shape piece is the one for you. Bigger boobs always look sensational in a deep v neck piece like this one for £28 from Next. While curvier bottoms and hips suit a long printed sarong. If you love your arms then a dramatic maxi dress with slim straps will do the job, or if you're a fan of your pins then opt for a mini piece and show off your bronzed legs.
Have a scroll through our favourite pieces that you need for your next sunny holiday.
Show off tanned shoulders while still covering troublesome upper arms with this bardot style dress. Pick up on the red tones with your accessories.
Keep your curves covered in this orange and navy sarong. We think this will work perfectly with a plunging swimsuit.
This floor sweeping maxi will catch everyone's attention. The bright yellow shade looks incredible against darker skin tones.
Emphasize an hourglass shape with this kaftan from JD Williams. The in and out shape will compliment and follow your curves.
Bright, bold and with an on-trend hanky hem, this cover-up dress will ooze poolside glamour.
Reveal and conceal all at the same time with this lace piece from Karen Millen. Pair this with a khaki bikini for a killer combo.
Soft, light and seriously pretty, this long sleeve kaftan will never go out of style and can be worn for years to come.
For maximum style with minimum effort look no further than this dress from M&S, it will take you from beach to bar in seconds.
This bright kaftan is just the ticket for an easy day at the beach look. Wear with an over-sized cream sunhat.
If you've got an extra special holiday coming up, e.g. big birthday, special anniversary or a once in a lifetime trip, then investing in a show-stopping Melissa Odabash kaftan is a must. You'll be the envy of all.
This kaftan from Seafolly means you can conceal your arms and still look super chic.
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