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These Caftan Dresses Are Giving Queen Energy

Cosmopolitan Logo By Tarah-Lynn Saint-Elien of Cosmopolitan | Slide 1 of 16: Dressing is the ultimate challenge and, let's be real, a total chore on the steamiest spring and summer days (ugh, we're so not looking forward to that). Thankfully, we have the no-fuss solution to help you make it through the season's dog days with the least sweat and clothing sticking to skin as possible: the caftan (also spelled kaftan in some cultures). It's nothing new—you've likely seen Rihanna, the Olsens, your fave content creators, and us editors donning the free-spirited and regal style from time to time. But the caftan has been a closet essential for thousands of years, and originates as traditional—and iconic—garb from Africa and the Middle East. The caftan gives the ability to move freely in such a chic way. There's just something so special about the easy-going and luxurious style—maybe it's the billowy and flowy silhouette, or maybe it's the comfortable, breezy materials caftans are often constructed from, like cotton, satin, or silk. Whatever the appeal, give the caftan a chance by shopping the best ones on the internet, ahead. Prepare to be drawn to the many prints, patterns, and color palettes. One thing's for sure:The next time you're in a humid subway station, you'll be staying cool in a caftan like the queen you are!Our top picks for the best caftan dresses of 2022:There's aren't all that many clothing options that will be your saving grace in hot weather, so we took it upon ourselves to help you out with not only these fab caftans, but also cute summer outfit options to welcome the warm weather, as well as the best lightweight jackets.

Dressing is the ultimate challenge and, let's be real, a total chore on the steamiest spring and summer days (ugh, we're so not looking forward to that). Thankfully, we have the no-fuss solution to help you make it through the season's dog days with the least sweat and clothing sticking to skin as possible: the caftan (also spelled kaftan in some cultures). It's nothing new—you've likely seen Rihanna, the Olsens, your fave content creators, and us editors donning the free-spirited and regal style from time to time. But the caftan has been a closet essential for thousands of years, and originates as traditional—and iconic—garb from Africa and the Middle East.

The caftan gives the ability to move freely in such a chic way. There's just something so special about the easy-going and luxurious style—maybe it's the billowy and flowy silhouette, or maybe it's the comfortable, breezy materials caftans are often constructed from, like cotton, satin, or silk. Whatever the appeal, give the caftan a chance by shopping the best ones on the internet, ahead. Prepare to be drawn to the many prints, patterns, and color palettes. One thing's for sure:The next time you're in a humid subway station, you'll be staying cool in a caftan like the queen you are!

Our top picks for the best caftan dresses of 2022:

There's aren't all that many clothing options that will be your saving grace in hot weather, so we took it upon ourselves to help you out with not only these fab caftans, but also cute summer outfit options to welcome the warm weather, as well as the best lightweight jackets.

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