caftan caftan  /ˈkæf ˌtæn/


  1. (n) a woman's dress style that imitates the caftan cloaks worn by men in the Near East
  2. (n) a (cotton or silk) cloak with full sleeves and sash reaching down to the ankles; worn by men in the Levant



  1. R: Last summer I asked for $10 off a skirt and a silk caftan, which would have been around $75, together, at full price.
  2. Rustling her voluminous, diaphanous blue caftan, she shimmies across the stage of Manhattan's Ambassador Theater in a rhythmic roll that more than matches her vocal size.
  3. Big bushy hair, long caftan coat, bass guitar and amp.



  • "One of my favourite resort pieces is a printed silk caftan, which I embellished with real stones for a decadent touch," says Kors. "It can be worn as both beach coverup and evening gown."
    on Jan 5, 2009 By: Michael Kors Source: London Free Press

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