April 28, 2021

Summer is gradually disappearing.  The sun is not quite so fierce and the nights are getting cooler as we slowly creep toward the winter months in Australia.

I found this quote by John Steinbeck (a Pulitzer Prize-winning American Novelist) that in my opinion, pretty much sums it up…..”what good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness”…

Whilst you love to wear your fabulous kaftans in summer, it is such a shame to pack them away for the next few months until the warmer weather is upon us again.  So, as we begin the creep towards winter, it is time to put our minds to how we are going to wear our kaftans during the winter months.

Fortunately, this is a very easy problem to solve – LAYER, LAYER, LAYER.

During winter, extra layers are needed to keep warm.  The trick is to add the layers and accessories without creating too much bulk.

Beneath The Kaftan Dress

What you wear beneath your kaftan is important.  Choose fabrics that are light in weight, but not bulky.  Wools and silks are great choices.  These fabrics will transport the perspiration away from your skin, dispersing it on the outer surface where it can evaporate.  There are many options using warmth retaining fabrics that do not make you sweat.  Your undergarments can be snug and contoured to your body, or they can be slightly looser.  The closer the garment is to your body, the warmer you feel.

Over The Kaftan Dress

In a cold climate, a very warm coat or jacket to wear over your kaftan is a must.  Glam it up with a sexy leather or suede jacket.  Wraps and Capes are perfect in the not quite so cold climates.

Warmth For Your Legs

Leggings and jeans for a casual look and long pants for a more elegant look make perfect sense when it comes to adding warmth.

Warmth For Your Feet

Boots look fantastic with kaftans.  Cute ankle boots with a short kaftan and jeans during the day and high heel knee high boots with a long kaftan in the evening.  Don’t forget to pull on your cosy woollen socks for another level of warmth.

Last, but certainly not least, is a scarf

Scarves are essential and so versatile.  They can be worn around your neck in many different ways, worn as a wrap around your shoulders, or turban-like around your head.  Have a bunch of scarves on hand, in fabrics of silk, wool and cotton and you will never be caught out.

Don’t banish your kaftan dresses to the back of the wardrobe until next summer, wear them all year around.

Start layering Ladies !!!

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