Kaftan Dresses & Tops


A kaftan is the ultimate relaxed summer wear that is so much more than just a swimsuit cover-up. The gorgeous patterns make it a statement piece while keeping you cool and comfortable. The light, breezy fabric protects you from the sun without adding to the heat. It’s great for all body types and easily transitions from day to night with a few accessories. For those with a bigger bust, wear a kaftan with a deep v-neck. If you’re looking to add more shape to the dress, then add a belt that cinches at the waist. You can pair a kaftan with a floppy brimmed hat, stylish sunglasses, and some sandals for a night out.


Kaftans at Monte & Lou

Kaftans are adaptable and can be dressed up or down for the occasion to create a unique look. At Monte & Lou, our kaftan dresses range in length, fabric, and patterns. Whether you’re looking for a casual beach cover-up that’s flattering and easy to throw on or a statement piece that stands out from the crowd, we have it in our summer collection. The oversized nature of the dresses makes it easy to buy online. But if you’re unsure which size will be the best fit for you, check out our helpful sizing guide.

Where did kaftans originate from?

Kaftans are a variation of a robe or tunic that has been worn by a number of cultures around the world for thousands of years. From the Middle East and Asia to North Africa, the long and flowing garment generally goes down the ankles and has long sleeves.

How to wear kaftans

Kaftans are loose fitting and a perfect solution for hot summer days. If you’re heading out for a beach day, kaftans can act as your cover-up. They’re easy to throw over your swimmers, and the air flow helps to dry off quickly. When it’s time for dinner and drinks, all you need to do is accessorise. A belt to cinch the waist, statement jewellery, and heeled sandals can complete the look in seconds. No need to change clothes!

Shop Kaftan Dresses & Tops Online at Monte & Lou

Our Summer 2020 collection is not one to be missed. Choose from a range of on-trend colours and prints to get yourself beach-ready and looking fabulous this summer. Whether you go wild for animal prints, or if florals are more your thing, there is something to suit you. Browse our clothes collection to find your newest cover-ups that can take you from day to night wear without an outfit change.