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?



LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at 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.


  • 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!

  • 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,

  • 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 😀

  • 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

  • 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 ( 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!! 🙂

  • 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



  • 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!


    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!
    Carey @ Corks + Caftans

  • Addict

    June 18, 2010 |

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

  • 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

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

    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 |

    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… 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 |


    i know a place where we can order for much glamourous kaftans

  • 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’’

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