Watched Items: Summer Caftans

Photographer indiecultvintage
June 16, 2011

Every week, Amber Bravo chooses one thing to totally obsess over on eBay. This week she explores the glory of swathing yourself in one big piece of fabric (i.e. a caftan).

It's summer, ladies. Which means you need to get your summer shift on. Vintage caftans are rich and plentiful over on eBay—in floral, tribal and tie-dyed motifs. Just pick your poison. Be mindful of your body type, unless you are endlessly long and willowy, some caftans will veer dangerously into muu muu territory. If you're a wee, try a shorter shift or something with a bit more definition. But above all else, if you're wearing a caftan, you must commit to wearing it.


This fringed, short caftan is very Isabel Marant but pretty much a 10th of the cost.


This is a good length and cut for an African tribal caftan, which could, in larger proportions, be overwhelming.


Big Ben and Shorty are a bit difficult to pull off. Shorty requires cut offs. Big Ben requires cajones.


No reason to be shy about harnessing your ’70s-hostess-in-LA vibes, just go all out and wear this.

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Watched Items: Summer Caftans