less common spelling of caftan

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web No one has ever made a kaftan on a yacht look better than you. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 17 May 2023 If dresses aren’t your thing, there’s plenty of coordinating editors’ picks like Golden Goose sneakers, Jaline handwoven kaftans, and Olivia Wendel artful knits that will catch your eye. harpersbazaar.com, 9 May 2023 Spiritum Tulum On top of a great selection of flowing dresses, kaftans, and kimonos, this sustainable fashion brand also offers a great selection of casual and formal menswear. Jamie Ditaranto, Travel + Leisure, 15 Apr. 2023 Or just with swanning around its pools in your kaftan. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, 11 Apr. 2023 Diane von Furstenberg has a meta fashion moment in this chic kaftan design with her face on it. Brittany Talarico, Peoplemag, 7 Nov. 2022 Typically, women wear an iro and buba (a vibrant skirt and top that is usually heavily beaded) and a gele (an ornate head wrap) and carry a fan, while men sport an agbada (an oversized kaftan designed from guinea or lace) and a hat made of asoke fabric. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 28 Nov. 2022 Salvatore Ferragamo kaftan, Ralph Lauren Home blanket, Dinosaur Designs chain necklace and Marc Deloche leather bracelet (worn as necklace); Ralph Lauren Home blanket. WSJ, 6 Mar. 2022 Men, meanwhile, wear an agbada, an oversized kaftan designed from guinea or lace, and a hat made of asoke fabric. Brianne Tracy, Peoplemag, 25 Nov. 2022 See More

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“Kaftan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kaftan. Accessed 27 May. 2023.

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variant of caftan

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