Fashion Jargon-Buster: What is the difference between a Kaftan and a Kimono?

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With summer fast approaching, we thought we would bring back this useful guide on the difference between certain summer wardrobe staples.

A killer holiday wardrobe filled with versatile and stylish summer attire makes for the perfect packing list and a fashionable beach cover-up is essential. But with a number of choices that all sound the same, it’s hard to keep up with what’s what… until now. Bethanie Lunn gives us the inside line…

The Kaftan

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Accessorize Lotus Flower Print Kaftan, £29

A classic beach cover-up – floaty, fluid and the perfect combination of comfort and style. Look out for embellished and graphic print detail and ooze summer style by teaming with metallic gladiator sandals.

The Kimono


Primark Embellished beach kimono, £15.00

Inspired by Japanese fashion, the Kimono is an open-fronted, loose fitting cover-up with an array of options to keep any beach goer looking cool; from ethic edging to tassel trims. For a sizzling look on the sand combine with a neon orange bikini and oversized shades.

The Playsuit


Marks & Spencer Indigo Collection Printed Playsuit, £18.00

Usually for nights on the town, the playsuit is now also hot poolside this holiday season. The all-in-one short set is a fun fashion favourite to take you from pool to beach bar and is ideal attire for a game of volleyball on the sand! Wear with flat sandals or sliders to remain on trend.

Remember you can read more of Bethanie’s style advice in the next issue of Chase, out in September.

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