The only thing we're looking forward to in this heat wave is soaking up some rays (safely!) at the beach this weekend. And aside from suntan lotion and a fashion magazine, one thing we never forget to pack is a caftan.
Whether you're into a mini or maxi, the super-light caftan is a perfect cover-up, and thanks to options in bold hues and deep V-necks, you can hold it down at the bar without any extra accessories. Bonus: Layer one over a slip come Monday, and it'll feel like you never left the beach at all. Yes, friends, this is the ultimate lazy-girl summer essential.
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Melissa Odabash Safi Short Kaftan, $114.99, available at Piperlime.
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Calypso St. Barth Leaf Printed Elastic Poncho, $250, available at Calypso St. Barth.
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Megan Park Navy Beaded Kaftan, $820, available at Les Pomettes.
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ViX Swimwear Malawi San Diego Caftan, $114, available at Nordstrom.
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Nili Lotan for J.Crew Silk Kaftan Dress, $299.99, available at J.Crew.
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Michael Stars Split Neck Caftan, $88, available at Bloomingdale's.
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ASOS Kaleidoscope Slash Front Beach Maxi Kaftan, $50.91, available at ASOS.
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Oscar de la Renta Floral Embroidered Short Caftan, $450, available at Oscar de la Renta.
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Angie Drapey Kaftan Dress, $39.99, available at Urban Outfitters.
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Free People Nomad Open Shoulder Kaftan, $260, available at Free People.
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Mara Hoffman Embroidered Poncho, $275, available at Mara Hoffman.
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Tory Burch Tofino Long Caftan, $395, available at Tory Burch.