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Trend Alert: The Short Belted Kaftan Dress

Trend Alert: The Short Belted Kaftan Dress

Dress: Emilio Pucci, Clutch: Versace, Sandals: Gucci

Dress: Emilio Pucci, Clutch: Versace, Sandals: Gucci

The short Kaftan dress is no longer restricted to the beach. Designer labels have for long been known to give the traditional kaftan a contemporary twist and present it in new forms as part of their collections. While the long kaftans have ruled the runways, the shorter version has been the go-to beach dress and coverup. 

I am thrilled to report that the shorter Kaftan dresses are having their moment in fashion as chic ocassion-wear. They are a beautiful blend of traditional and contemporary clothing. I love this belted style in particular as it adds an element of sophistication to the dress. 

This style of dresses is flattering on all body-types. For the most part they are available in a free size. My only request is to never ever wear them with a pair of tights. :-)

I wore this look to the Albus Atrum 2015 opening last week at the NSCI in Mumbai. My cousin sister, Aashna Banaik, was displaying her photographs at the exhibition. Yes, I am standing in front of arresting images that have been shot by her. 

I am wearing a kaftan dress from Emilio Pucci that I have paired with Gucci espadrille wedges and a Versace clutch. 

Dress: Emilio Pucci, Clutch: Versace, Sandals: Gucci

Dress: Emilio Pucci, Clutch: Versace, Sandals: Gucci

Dress: Emilio Pucci, Clutch: Versace, Sandals: Gucci

Dress: Emilio Pucci, Clutch: Versace, Sandals: Gucci

Dress: Emilio Pucci, Clutch: Versace, Sandals: Gucci

Dress: Emilio Pucci, Clutch: Versace, Sandals: Gucci

Dress: Emilio Pucci, Clutch: Versace, Sandals: Gucci

Dress: Emilio Pucci, Clutch: Versace, Sandals: Gucci

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