It’s Hot Out There. Why Aren't You Wearing a Caftan?

The breezy human tent is perfect for summer.

By Eden Dawn June 19, 2018 Published in the July 2018 issue of Portland Monthly

A vintage stunner made in Hong Kong in the late 1960s, $795,; Barrow Florence tassel earring, $75,

Ah, the mighty caftan: perhaps the only garment that balances the aesthetics of ancient Mesopotamia, cult leaders, and Mrs. Roper from Three’s Company. Now that’s diversity. The casual, one-piece summer wonder does it all—protects skin from UV rays, renders undergarments optional, and, when chosen well, looks effortlessly stylish.

Our city’s caftan inventory is currently at a billowy max. Here are some pieces we’re loving from local boutiques and online shops.

Moore Custom Goods Dreamer caftan with sheer paneling, $210,; Barrow Florence tassel earring ($75) and ceramic Compass bracelet ($75),; 1960s polyester print caftan, $36,; Barrow Landline necklace worn as bracelet, $105,

Vintage jungle-print silk caftan with layered sleeves and feather tie back, $895,; Barrow Mini-Swift Eclipse earrings, $65,; custom Amelia velvet burnout caftan with tie belt, $174,; Barrow Knot necklace ($85) and Twist necklace ($95),

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