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