kaftan

noun

kaf·​tan

less common spelling of caftan

: a usually cotton or silk ankle-length garment with long sleeves that is common throughout the Middle East

Examples of kaftan in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Life's a Beach An elegant kaftan is one of those pieces that will easily take you from the beach resort to the country club. Laura Lajiness Kaupke, Vogue, 28 June 2024 There is a fantastic shop in Marittima called Tulsi selling local kaftans, sandals and crochets. Erin Florio, Condé Nast Traveler, 6 Apr. 2024 This Amazon shopper-favorite kaftan is lightweight and comfortable, offered in 20 colors, and is one size fits all. Jean Chen Smith, Travel + Leisure, 1 June 2024 There is a fantastic shop in Maritima called Tulsi selling local kaftans, sandals and crochets. Erin Florio, Condé Nast Traveler, 6 Apr. 2024 Ellis-Bextor even hopped on the trend, posting a TikTok of herself dancing to the song on New Year’s Eve, clad in a rainbow-sequined kaftan and wearing a set of antlers. Xander Zellner, Billboard, 9 Jan. 2024 Kim, 56, wore a peach-colored kaftan decorated with a print of the Buddha. Nikki Dobrin, Peoplemag, 4 Aug. 2023 As is traditional in summer, the stars are posting envy-inducing carousels of holiday snaps on Instagram, from Dua Lipa’s horizontal selfies in Albania, to Catherine Zeta-Jones kicking back on a yacht off the Amalfi Coast wearing a kaftan and fashion flip-flops. Alex Kessler, Vogue, 9 Aug. 2023 Try Fenna for womenswear, Chez Bel Haj for kaftans, and Galerie d’Antiquités Dar EL Bacha for home. Caroline Tell, Town & Country, 18 June 2023

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“Kaftan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kaftan. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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kaftan

variant of caftan

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