Is there anything more glamorous than a kaftan? When it comes to summer sun-streaked days and warm winded nights, there is nothing more timelessly chic and luxurious than a statement kaftan dress. And this summer, Manuel Canovas has made THE most beautiful series of light weight, hand died, and spellbindingly stunning kaftans that will take you effortlessly from the brightest of days into the breeziest of nights. Simply swap the shades for shoes, and the sun lotion for a bright lip, et voila!
From bungalow, to beachside, to Sunday brunch at Bianca, the Milly Kaftan made sure I was dressed and ready for anything that the Delano Miami Beach could throw my way… evening pool party you say? Bien sur. Let’s go!
This season Bohemian styles are indeed the go-to beachlife look, and so the flowing maxi length and bell sleeves of this kaftan keep your look right on trend, while the floral motif and artistic patterning appear wildly couture, unexpected, and wonderfully retrolux rather than retrograde. The Milly Kaftan is available in all Manuel Canovas pareo prints this season, and is without a doubt a piece that will remain on repeat in my summer wardrobe for seasons to come: the sign of a true classic.
So on this summer Sunday, a little homework: I encourage you to try a kaftan on for size. If this bold look makes you nervous, take a half an hour and try on a bunch. You’ll want to find the color, print, and cut that speaks to your shape. You’ll know it’s working, and that you’ll be able to work it, if you instantly feel like taking it for a spin, round and round, in the dressing room. You should feel taller and instantly glamorous, and know that you want to find any excuse to show it off. Just remember to keep your accessories at a minimum to let your damsel-esc day-dress do all the talking. Lipstick, a pair of shades, and a glass of champagne are all the adornments you’ll need (or ever need in general for that matter) to let the kaftan catapult you into the “who’s that girl” stratosphere.
Kaftan: Milly Dress, Manuel Canovas
*Agate Necklace is old, picked up on a summer trip to Kona, Hawaii from a local island artisan
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Photos by Danielle Margherite Photography
A very special thanks to the Delano Hotel Miami & Delano Beach Club for the breathtaking location, landscape, and stunning South Beach day.