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Sarong and Kaftan, leading actors of summer season

Sarong and Kaftan, leading actors of summer season

Summer is on its way and the selection of garments for spring / summer is imminent.

Despite fads and fashions, two pieces in particular seem to resist the passing of time and continue to characterize the summer wardrobe of many women: the sarong and the kaftan.

Similar but not identical, both are two must-have that are used in different ways and occasions.

The sarong is a timeless beach classic of summer.

Born as a basic piece of Polynesian women, in the ‘40s it became popular on the beaches of all over the world.

It is a key piece in the summer wardrobe to stay classy even at the beach.

Under the sun, it takes very little to feel chic: sunglasses, wide-brimmed hat and a matching sarong.

The options for this piece are endless: cotton, silk, linen or even synthetic fiber.

The sarong is worn knotted at the waist or wrapped to the body as a dress.

There are many ways to turn a sarong in a minidress, for example by passing it around the neck, behind the back and breasts, and then fix its ends with a knot.

You can also create a strapless dress, simply wrapping the sarong around you as you would do with a towel, adding a detail like a little belt or a colored safety pin to secure it.

For those who prefer a less revealing look and more structure, the best choice is the kaftan.

Invented in Persia, this garment is part of the Middle Eastern tradition.

Wide, light and long, it is a must for a drink by the sea or a...

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