Caftan Crazy …the perfect patio dress


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* Link List *

1. Temperly London long silk kaftan $1,335
2. Michael Kors Turquoise caftan evening dress $1,340
3. Lucy Patio Dress $200
4. Asos purple kaftan $93 {love this one but out of my size! From a @JulsGarces tweet -thanks!}
5. Etsy “Outrageous Rags” Caftan with removable flower $50
6. Tory Burch “Jana” Caftan $297.50
7 & 15. Al Sheika long silk caftans $110
8. Liya Kebede “Tibeb Dress” $349
9. Etsy “Surf Luxe” Doilies Caftan Peach $135 {I just caved and bought this shorty version …so in love with it.}
10. Halston Peach mini caftan $325
11. Etsy “Plum Pretty Sugar” Robe and Cami Dress Set $120 {just love that ROBE!}
12. Cavalli Silk floral kaftan dress $1,619
13. ISSA’s Marrakech Express long caftan $322
14. Etsy “Nayacos” White long caftan sun dress $25 {bought this in 3 colors}
16. Marchesa Beaded Chiffon Caftan $1,782 on sale from $2,970

I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect caftans to lounge around the house in all Summer {which you may know if you follow me on twitter} and am having an issue with not necessarily finding beautiful designs, but finding them for a reasonable price! If I’m going to be wearing it around the house, 1. I want it to be cute {still want to look sexy for the husband} and 2. I want it affordable because 3. It’s just for around the house! So why is it so hard to find one that isn’t ridiculously priced?! {thinking about DIYing one very soon because the construction is ridiculously simple!}

The above are my favorites that I’ve found online in various price ranges. Last week I bought a few cotton ones on Etsy from Thailand for about $25 each …and that’s about how much I want to spend on a house dress!

…but still, aren’t they so beautiful?


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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

43 Comments

  • Krystal

    June 17, 2010 |

    these are great!!! i think i might want one now…

  • Jalouse

    June 17, 2010 |

    OH oh oh! Of course I love the expensive first one… But those no:s 7 and 15 are not bad either. And they seem to be more affordable 🙂

  • God's Favorite Shoes!

    June 17, 2010 |

    I love caftans! It is my mission in life to walk around looking like Diana Ross in the Mahogany movie…Just lounging in caftans all day.

    I would tell you to try thrift shops but I did that and found the most beautiful one ever. It was a vintage 70’s vintage one But that muthaf$*ker is soooo hot…as in ‘sweat dripping down my balls” hot! It was made of 100000% polyester! How did the chicks in the 70’s wear the material made for the devil all day!?

    I can only wear it in Feb/March where I can still get a breeze. It’s pretty though…but NOT made for summer!

    (sorry for the sweaty balls language, I was listening to the Ying Yang Twins…FROM THE WINDOWS, TO THE WALLS…while I was typing this)

    Pretty caftans tho! Good luck!

    oh And I don’t have balls:) I should probably stop now! lol

  • Katie

    June 17, 2010 |

    Cute picks!

  • ashlina {the decorista}

    June 17, 2010 |

    maegan, i have been searching LA for perfect caftans..ever since i saw SATC2, i have decided i need one to wear around my house…
    please let me know if you find a place…i have trolled they valley thrift and vintage stores and boutiques, we ho, bhills…i am at a loss….
    help a sista out!

  • Fashion Butter

    June 17, 2010 |

    you convinced me. I need one.

  • Craftmaker

    June 17, 2010 |

    I want a caftan too! I saw a crocheted one in Anthro and was thinking about copying it (although I still have to wait for summer to arrive here). DIY! DIY! DIY!

    http://mycurrenthobby.blogspot.com/

  • MerciBlahBlah

    June 17, 2010 |

    Caftans are da bomb. Love them long, love them short, and that Issa one is drop dead. Guh. It is INSANE how expensive they can be. I have found some cool ones at my local vintage shop too.

    Mrs. Roperly Yours,
    Shannan

  • mags

    June 17, 2010 |

    i love caftans! i”m definitely purchasing a couple of these, probably #7 and #14.

    i’ve also been looking for a kimono. i would love any suggestions you have about where i can buy one.

    love your blog!

  • Closet Fashionista

    June 17, 2010 |

    Oooh those are great 😀
    http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

  • dreamylacey

    June 17, 2010 |

    you should have a look at antik batik it is a wonderful brand. the quality is great and the kaftan is one of their signature look

    http://www.iletaitunefoisundressing.com/

  • drollgirl

    June 17, 2010 |

    i need #3. the more i see it, the more i have to have it. wah!!!

  • nickie Frye

    June 17, 2010 |

    Definitely some cool picks. I have a few vintage ones in my shop right now, too. If you want to make your own, I’ve seen a bunch of cool vintage patterns on etsy under the vintage > supplies > patterns section.

  • Brooke

    June 18, 2010 |

    I might need one now. I’m feeling guilty about my usual around-the-house outfit. Let’s just say that I consider it a success when my t-shirt isn’t inside out.

  • Chicago Mom (Heather)

    June 18, 2010 |

    I always think of Mrs. Roper from Three’s Company. Maybe you’re far too young to remember that show? However the ones you picture here are lovely! I really like the cheapo one you ordered from Thailand. I bet that is really sexy on!! It’s so low cut it would be amazing without a bra just lounging around. 🙂

  • Melissa

    June 18, 2010 |

    Here is youtube video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NC8qmFJPM68) I just so happen to watch after reading your post. Perhaps it will give you some ideas on how to DIY a Caftan. Now I definitely want to make one before going to Aruba this summer.

  • Kez

    June 18, 2010 |

    It’s coming into winter where I am, but caftans would be an amazing idea for hanging around the house – will totally keep that in mind for summer!! 🙂
    x

  • angie

    June 18, 2010 |

    you can find Rachel Pally caftans on Ebay very cheaply…..

  • Andrea

    June 18, 2010 |

    I am in love with #14 I started searching to try and find some DIY hints, and I ended up just perusing threadbanger for awhile. Found one video where Corrine lists her favorite accessory DIY’s and your chandelier necklace was the first on the list!

  • Alex

    June 18, 2010 |

    Can I ask what seller on etsy? I would love one.

  • Lisa Petrarca

    June 18, 2010 |

    Comfy & cute…perfect combo!

  • Ariana

    June 18, 2010 |

    Wow – they look amazing. I am just thinking – maybe you could sew your one? You posted some DIY things on your blog and I guess a kaftan should not be too difficult?

  • Amber's Notebook

    June 18, 2010 |

    Ahhh my favorite is the one you bought, AMAZING!

  • pika

    June 18, 2010 |

    Hey girl!

    Love your blog, especially your DIY projects and this post screams DIY!!!

    Am I right?

    Take care<3

    XOXO

    Pika

  • Jill

    June 18, 2010 |

    Yes, please!

  • daer0n

    June 18, 2010 |

    I love them too! I want to make myself one like #14 (which btw I personally think would suit you awesome) for the summer (of course, if we ever get summer back -sigh-)

  • jean v pratt

    June 18, 2010 |

    I can see it – like old Hollywood glamour. Prancing around the house in one of these – it’s like the perfect solution… comfort and style. Love it!

  • anhesty

    June 18, 2010 |

    you can totally pull these dresses off! they are gorgeous!

  • ronelmarin.net

    June 18, 2010 |

    all are awesome..
    :))

  • iamronel

    June 18, 2010 |

    those are great..:))

  • Anja

    June 18, 2010 |

    they are all very nice, but my favourites are 9 (good choice) and 12 ! xxx

  • corksandcaftans

    June 18, 2010 |

    I’m totally obsessed with Caftans. (Well, obvi, I named half my blog after them) I have a pretty great collection, and Mara Hoffman’s are my absolute favorite. Keep an eye out for those, they tend to be sheer and have a great shape that’s still pretty sexy. At least my husband thinks so!

    That ISSA one has been floating around ebay for months… we might have to fight for it!
    xxx
    Carey @ Corks + Caftans

  • Addict

    June 18, 2010 |

    DIY calling!! All the caftans are gorgeous but those prices?? ughh

    http://outfitaddict.com

  • Trina

    June 18, 2010 |

    Dang kaftans are expensive! I love the $25 one. I got excited until I saw it was $13 to ship it 🙁

  • PeaceLoveApplesauce

    June 18, 2010 |

    Sad to say, I am not a fan. I feel like they make me look preggers. 🙁

  • J.

    June 20, 2010 |

    I know what you mean… I am having exactly the same problem myself! Guess checking out Etsy would be a good idea then, thanks for the tip!

  • Family Lawyers Melbourne

    June 21, 2010 |

    Love those dresses the black and white pieces are my favorit.

  • LJ

    June 21, 2010 |

    LOVE the one you ordered from etsy for $25 – you absolutely must post a pic when you get it.

    However….you can TOTALLY DIY this. I made a short version of this same style in silk

    http://drinkanddress.blogspot.com/2010/05/ending-suspense-my-new-favorite-dress.html

    and am going to make this same style in a missoni style fabric I just got that SCREAMS caftan:

    http://drinkanddress.blogspot.com/2010/06/sorry-to-have-to-quote-r-zoe-but-it.html

    Do it! Seriously the easiest dress ever.

  • Laura

    June 24, 2010 |

    They are so beautiful and chic! I have seen at ebay some kaftans around 20 bucks… maybe you’ll find one there!

  • SLAgirl

    July 2, 2010 |

    Maegan-
    I ordered the Etsy caftan sun dress from Nayacos that you also said you ordered in 3 colors. Did you get yours? If so I would LOVE to see and outfit post on it. I am 5’8 and I feel like it is just slightly too short on me. The way it is, I almost feel like it might even be too short for flats…eek! Anyway, hope to see yours soon!

    Love your blog!

  • vain319

    July 17, 2010 |

    Hi! I saw your post and I have a caftan on auction price is low..lots of vintage…check me out…http://shop.ebay.com/jusnuts/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=25 thanks..oh yeah I loved your title and collage,I did one too.I love your blog and it inspires me 🙂
    I am one of your many fans!

  • Anonymous

    July 23, 2010 |

    Hi

    i know a place where we can order for much glamourous kaftans
    http://www.heavenscollection.blogspot.com

  • Deepali Pansare

    June 23, 2012 |

    This is a lovely blog…this information has been very helpful..I have been looking for a blog about kaftans. Here is another website you can check out ‘‘kaftan dresses’’