Sunday, 14 February 2016

HOW TO WEAR A CAFTAN DRESS FROM A POOL PARTY TO A COCKTAIL PARTY

I love caftan dresses.  This timeless wardrobe staple is so versatile that with very little effort you can easily rock it from a beach party all the way to a cocktail party.  The market for these dresses is absolutely massive, offering as many varieties as you can imagine: from simple printed dresses that you can buy for $15 dollars all the way up to embellished silk gorgeous gowns that would cost you a small fortune.  There are no hard and fast rules and this is the one of the perks of the caftan.


HOW TO WEAR A CAFTAN DRESS FROM A POOL PARTY TO A COCKTAIL PARTY

HOW TO WEAR A CAFTAN DRESS FROM A POOL PARTY TO A COCKTAIL PARTY

HOW TO WEAR A CAFTAN DRESS FROM A POOL PARTY TO A COCKTAIL PARTY 
Caftan:  Naomi Levi
Handbag:  Bondi Markets (also worn here)  
Ring: Bondi Markets

I bought my caftan dress for the hot Australian summer and I can't get enough of it.  It is a light, airy, one-size fits all creation that helps you to live through the hot months feeling cooler and lighter.

At first, I only wore it to the beach or to a barbeque party where you don't need to put too much effort into your outfit.  But then one day we were invited to two parties, both on the same day, the difference was - one was a pool party, the other - evening drinks and the timing between the two didn't allow us to return home for a change which was quite annoying.

Then I thought that I can probably wear my caftan dress to both parties, all I need to do is change my handbag and accessories.  And that is exactly what I did.  For the pool party I put on flat sandals and carried my cow leather saddle bag and when the time came to say goodbye, I kicked the sandals off and instead slipped into my high heels, put a cocktail ring on my finger and slung a small leather bag over my shoulder.
HOW TO WEAR A CAFTAN DRESS FROM A POOL PARTY TO A COCKTAIL PARTY
Shoes:  Miu Miu

The transformation was instantaneous, with the help of just few little things my outfit went from pool party to a cocktail party.
HOW TO WEAR A CAFTAN DRESS FROM A POOL PARTY TO A COCKTAIL PARTY

HOW TO WEAR A CAFTAN DRESS FROM A POOL PARTY TO A COCKTAIL PARTY

HOW TO WEAR A CAFTAN DRESS FROM A POOL PARTY TO A COCKTAIL PARTY

Handbag:  Vivienne Westwood
Ring:  Swarovski
Necklace:  Givenchy vintage

Lesson learned, never underestimate your accessories, big or small, they can make or break your entire outfit.

Linking Tuesday:  Elegantly Dressed and Stylish, Penniless Socialite