Kaftans are incredibly versatile and multifunctional. But we like them best when they’re worn in a laid-back, bohemian style. Plus size boho kaftans are a great way to introduce a bohemian feel to your wardrobe, and they’re incredibly easy to wear. Whether you’re looking for something to wear at the weekend, or something to wear to a special occasion, the boho style kaftan is the answer to all of your wardrobe dilemmas.
Not sure how to wear yours? Don’t worry, we’re here to help. Here are our top tips on how to get the look with plus size boho style kaftans:
The modern bohemian style features loose boho style kaftans, maxi peasant skirts, and cotton blouses with oversized sleeves. It takes its inspiration from Woodstock in the 1960s, patchwork and homespun folk fashions, and designers such as Saint Laurent, Etro and Chloe.
Traditional boho style was first adopted by artists at the turn of the century who were living a nomadic lifestyle, and living in poverty: their style was inspired by the gypsies and Romany people that they lived amongst. The modern boho style first erupted onto the fashion scene thanks to Sienna Miller in 2004, and the cyclical nature of fashion means that it’s back with a bang this year too.
Boho dresses and boho kaftans sit at the heart of the modern boho style. Signature styles are oversized, layered, and constructed from natural fibres.
Whilst kaftans are conventionally worn as beach cover ups or dresses, don’t underestimate the positive impact that your boho style kaftan could have on your workwear wardrobe. Boho inspired styling can look great in the office, especially if you work in a creative or informal environment. Choose a kaftan with a belted waist for a flattering fit and wear it over slimline black cigarette pants or cropped trousers. Add a cropped coordinating jacket during colder winter months, and a simple pair of leather pumps, for an outfit that will inject some personality into the board room.
When you’re headed to the beach the plus size boho style kaftan really comes into its own. Dress for the heat in a lightweight patterned kaftan featuring delicately detailed boho embroidery or embellishment. Pair with an embellished clutch bag and coordinating sandals or flip flops to create a low-key bohemian beach look that is sure to turn heads for all the right reasons. After dark, don’t be afraid to amp up your look by switching your flip flops for a pair of statement heels.
Looking for something special to wear for an upcoming event or special occasion? There’s no reason that your favourite plus size boho style kaftan can’t rise to the occasion, with the help of the right accessories. Add a little glitz and sparkle with the help of an embellished belt, necklace, and heels. Jewellery constructed from natural materials forms a key part of the typical bohemian aesthetic: unusual tribal pieces, or pieces inspired by native American jewellery trends are incredibly popular this season. Elevate your boho influences and create a special evening look that will really make a statement.
One Size: The one size kaftan has an inner side seam with a circumference of 140 cm and comfortably fits Australian sizes 8 through to 18.
|Plus Size: The plus size kaftan has a circumference of 210 cm and will comfortably fit up to an Australian size 24.|
Short Kaftans: Both the one size and the plus size short kaftans are 82 cm in length from the shoulder to the base of the hem.
|Mid Length Kaftans: Both the one size and the plus size mid length kaftans are 105 cm in length from the shoulder to the base of the hem.|
|Long Kaftans: Both the one size and the plus size long kaftans are 125 cm in length from the shoulder to the base of the hem.|