Wow, the team from Jam Jam hit the nail on the head with this *kaftan dress. The bold print, batwing sleeves and stunning colour have got me hooked, Sequins and Sand gifted me this dress in ‘Tangerine’ and now I totally need (yes NEED) it in the navy.
There’s quite alot of material in this kaftan dress but hey it works, it’s got a beautiful weight…no worries about flyaway flashes of knickers and the hemline is slightly curved to create a softer silhouette so it doesn’t swamp you. I love how the hem sits just a teeny tiny bit above my knees so feels perfect as a summer dress while giving me modesty.
A wedge sandal is the perfect way to get a longer, leaner leg in summer so naturally I added one but if heels aren’t your thing then try adding some pretty silver sandals. You’ll be good to go for coffee, shopping or wear this kaftan dress poolside as a cover up. Keep accessories to a minimum and let the print and colour do all the hard work for you, I love clothing that does that as it means I can throw it on and not have a meltdown about what to wear.
Adding black 7/8 pants gave the dress a whole new look and also created an extra outfit for my wardrobe, love that! The hem line is a little long for the pants so I hitched the dress up which exposed more of the black pants making me look less swamped. Instead I look taller because there is more leg and black revealed… a little trick for you all. You’re welcome 🙂
Print can be difficult, even daunting to tackle so I always wear a print that is relative to my build…if you are small you can wear a fine, small print but if you are a larger frame then up the ante and choose a larger print. I’m an 18 and this dress still has some wiggle room, there are side seams with a ruffled edge which gives you some shape and enhances your silhouette.
The scoop neckline is a bit exposing for me but can be reigned in a little with the beaded ties or try adding a statement necklace in a bold contrast colour to change the scoop to a v neckline.
This dress is a statement ladies but it totally made me feel super confident and it will be on high rotation in my wardrobe as a ‘go to’ dress over the summer. Find it here at Sequins and Sand online in Tangerine or Navy for $79.95
Til next time,
*Item gifted for my editorial consideration
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