I wrote last summer extolling the virtues of the caftan, explaining:
“…By around six-thirty or seven p.m., I crave comfort. I want to be out of my constricting jeans and into loose cotton. I long for the breeziness of a robe, the fluff of my ridiculous slippers underfoot. And yet I respect Mr. Magpie’s perspective so dearly and dread his inevitable query — “PJs already?” with such ferocity that I will try to wait until after mini has gone to bed and we are approaching the hour of sleep to change.
And that is why I have become a caftan queen.
The caftan is the perfect loophole to this quandary. It projects a point of view, but is effortless and comfortable. Mr. Magpie understands it as a dress even though it is closer to a nightgown. And when you wear one, you feel you’ve attained some level of urban boho chicness you didn’t quite think you were capable of…”
I’m now back to let you know that social distancing also presents a unique opportunity to pull out your easy-wearing caftans — regardless of how cold it is outside. Throw hair in a topknot and add a happy pink lip (I LOVE Nars’ Roman Holiday for such occasions). Below, a new round of nap dresses, caftans, muumuus, and the like (and should note these are wonderful when pregnant!):
THE ICONIC HHH NAP DRESS (OBSESSED WITH MINE — OBSESSED!)
THIS SZ BLOCKPRINT CLASSIC (<<NOW CARRIED BY SHOPBOP, SO EASY SHIPPING AND RETURNS!! WOOHOO)
THIS LOOSE-FIT BRODERIE PIECE ($56?!?!)
THIS VOLUMINOUS RED AND WHITE STUNNER, WHICH REMINDS ME OF JOHANNA ORTIZ!
P.P.P.S. RLY good Amazon finds.