Easy, Breezy Plus Size Kaftans - An Essential for Your Next Trip

Dreaming of your next holiday? Are you off to a beautiful island, a European getaway or a luxury cruise? When it comes to packing the perfect vacation essentials, we have got the perfect plus size kaftan for you. Kaftans are a great item to pack for your getaway as they can be worn on a variety of occasions.

No longer just for throwing over your bathers at the beach, the kaftan has become a major player in the fashion world. Brands are building their reputations on creating the perfect kaftan for nights out on the town or even as a boho option for wedding dresses. They truly are the most versatile piece of clothing you can invest in. And they are perfect for curvy women who want to look and feel fabulous on and off the beach.

Black Cotton Kaftan

Take a leisurely scroll through our kaftan collection or click below to jump straight to the style you're interested in. 

Full Moon Kaftan

Curvy Swimwear’s Full Moon Kaftan is the perfect plus size kaftan cover up that can be worn over swimsuits but also out to lunch or shopping. The design is cut exactly like its name as a full moon, or large circle. When you lift your arms up it gives you a bat wing shape that falls beautifully to your sides. The V neck front has a tie with crystal beads at each end.

The batik inspired print gives this kaftan an on trend boho feel, while adding interest to an otherwise simple design. Although it is lightweight, the fabric is still thick enough that you can’t see through it, making it a perfect option for wearing out at night or for a day of shopping.

Available in one size fits most from a size 10 – 22 in navy and white and black and white.

 Two women wear the full moon kaftan in black and blue

Full Moon Kaftan in Black and Blue

Cotton Overshirt

Our newly released overshirt style kaftan is a great shape and length sitting just above the knee. The sleeves can be folded up with a button and tab on the outside of each arm to stop them from falling down.

Cute rounded pockets are on each side. Who doesn’t love a pocket when you’re going to the beach? Perfect to pop your keys, phone or money in. These lightweight cotton kaftans are available in Punch, Provence Blue, Navy Blue, Black and White in sizes S, M, L, XL, and XXL. 

Woman with red hair wears black overshirt. Woman with blonde hair wears blue over shirt.

Black Cotton Overshirt and Provence Blue Cotton Overshirt

Cotton Kaftan

Our box shaped kaftan is also available in black and white for only $49.95. The plus size white kaftan dress is made from 100% cotton and has a pin stripe through the fabric. V Neck at the front, and cotton pom pom detail at the bottom. 

This style is super loose, comfortable, and light weight to pop on when you go to the beach. If you want to add a bit more shape or show a bit of leg then tie one of the corners together to pull the sides in. Available in a one size fit, this lightweight cotton kaftan is generous and free flowing. 

 Woman with blonde hair poses in two different kaftans - one black, one white.

Plus Size Cotton Kaftan in Black and White

Cheesecloth Beach Dress

Are you looking for a versatile piece that can be dressed up or down? The cheesecloth beach dress will become a wardrobe favourite this summer. Available in neutral tones of navy, khaki, and white, this lightweight cotton dress can be thrown over your swimsuit or styled up with heels and jewellery for a special occasion. 

Wear it open, buttoned up, belted, or any which way you like. You'll love the versatility this fabulous cotton dress offers whether you to take it away on a holiday or wear out and about on the weekend. Shop this gorgeous style in sizes S, M, L, XL, and XXL. 

Woman with brown slicked back brown hair wears navy cheesecloth dress and white cheesecloth dress

Cotton Cheesecloth Dress in Navy and White

Luxury Designer Kaftans

You can now purchase a fabulous plus size kaftan dress from brands like Camilla that have beautiful embellishments. Indulge in one of these luxury silk bohemian inspired long length kaftans that can be worn over your one piece swimsuit to the beach and dress it up with a pair of high heels and large earrings to wear to dinner or a special occasion. Designed in Australia these plus size kaftans are iconic and noted for their bright bold colours and prints made in luxurious fabrics.

Designer kaftans are like a work of art, with one Australian artist literally putting her artwork onto gorgeous silk for you to wear. Discover the silk kaftans created by Sydney artist Libby Watkins. Her tropical inspired artwork has been transformed into wearable art and they look and feel amazing.

These kaftans are a true investment piece which you will have forever. Follow Instagram stylists like Fashionista in Suburbia for ideas on how to style a beautiful embellished kaftan for everyday wear.

As you can see, the kaftan is a summer wardrobe essential. We highly recommend packing a couple of kaftan styles into your suitcase for your next vacation, so you will have every occasion covered!

Styling Your Kaftan

Plus size Moroccan kaftans with their beautiful crystals, beading and braiding,  are perfect for a beach wedding. These oversized silk kaftans can be worn 10 different ways, watch this video for styling your Moroccan kaftan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zikQJuMNX-s

Do not be afraid to try out these styling tips at home. Stand in front of a full-length mirror and try all these different options. Some will suit your body shape and height better than others. Remember a high heel or a wedge will give you a little more lift, making your legs look slimmer and longer and give you better posture by flattening your stomach and lifting your bottom.



Discover more style tips with our blog on how to accessorise your swimwear for summer

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