17 Caftan Dresses That'll Be Your No-Brainer Summer Uniform

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A traditional garment of the Middle East, a caftan can be worked into an everyday wardrobe with ease. The caftan has a free-spirited ethos that feels equal parts luxurious and liberating—and and the benefits are twofold when you wear one in the peak of the summer heat. A favorite among fashion icons like André Leon Talley, the Olsens, and Rihanna, we've seen editors, designers, and even politicians opting for the ethereal caftan in place of the ubiquitous sundress. Elizabeth Taylor—often regarded as the caftan queen—loved the glamorous robe silhouette so much, she decided to marry Richard Burton in a tie-dye and embroidered feather version. Invest in a caftan for future music festivals, dressy social obligations, or to strut down city streets. Ahead, we've got 17 for you to choose from.

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Tie-Dye Caftan
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COS cosstores.com
$125.00

Pockets reign in this bold tie-dye caftan that's hand-painted using Indian ink dyes.

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Floral Print Kimono
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Mango mango.com
$54.99

Pair this caftan with the matching pants for a head-to-toe look.

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Printed Caftan Dress
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Zara zara.com
$119.00

Throw on a belt and a heel and consider this your night out caftan.

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Embroidered Kaftan Dress
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H&M hm.com
$59.99

This-light-as-a-feather dress is crafted from airy cotton fabric, ideal for heat waves or beach days.

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Striped Caftan
LemLem net-a-porter.com
$295.00

This handmade caftan was crafted by local artisans in Ethiopia from lightweight cotton-blend gauze.

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Vall Caftan
Carolina K carolinak.com
$385.00

This floral flowing caftan looks good and does good. As part of Carolina K's Zero Waste collection, it's crafted from what would be otherwise discarded, dead stock fabric.

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Angelina Caftan
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Campo Collection campocollection.com
$575.00

This sustainable sleepwear brand's caftan is designed to be worn as no-fuss loungewear for night or day.

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Cinzia Dress
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Mara Hoffman marahoffman.com
$295.00

The minimalist A-line silhouette is slightly sheer, making it the ideal layering piece for bathing suits or styled open with a tank and biker shorts.

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Striped Cotton Robe
Pippa Holt net-a-porter.com
$725.00

Pippa Holt's limited quantity caftans take three weeks and one month to craft. This piece was woven on a traditional loom by artisans in Mexico. 

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Stephanie Striped Beach Caftan
Tory Burch bergdorfgoodman.com
$458.00

Subtle floral trim and an all-over striped print is effortlessly chic for garden parties and summer luncheons.

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Floral Caftan
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La Vie Style House Matches Fashion
$650.00

Win best-dressed guest at wedding obligations with this red and pink floral caftan.

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Kingston Striped Wool Caftan Dress
Wales Bonner bergdorfgoodman.com
$1,240.00

This earth tone maxi length caftan will be your new go-to. Layer it with gold necklaces and pop on a trendy flatform.

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Embroidered Linen Maxi Robe Caftan
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Alexis modaoperandi.com
$325.00

Embroidered florals make this feminine caftan a tried-and-true investment for all of your future vacay wardrobes.

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Printed Silk Robe
Eres net-a-porter.com
$1,625.00

This floral robe caftan will transport you to the tropics. Accessorize it with a wicker bag and a bucket hat.

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Veracruz Caftan Dress
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Frances Valentine francesvalentine.com
$698.00

There's no need to wear jewelry with this peacock embroidered caftan dress.

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Lola Hand-Batik Long Kimono
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Studio 189 bergdorfgoodman.com
$525.00

Make a grand entrance with this batik print, floor length caftan. Not sure how to rock it?  Style it over a slip dress.

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Striped Raven Dress
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Nili Lotan nililotan.com
$395.00

If you can't go barefoot, pair this laid-back pinstripe caftan with a minimalist slide sandal. 

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