Forget Bikinis: Here Are 10 Luxury Caftans Perfect for Summer

All hail the caftan.

Alice + Olivia—Kassandra Embellished Caftan, $598
This dainty, sheer caftan with flowing kimono sleeves is great for lounging poolside. (Photo: Bergdorf Goodman)
Proenza Schouler—Printed Cotton & Silk Caftan, $745
The leopard print makes this a fun, luxurious option for the beach. (Photo: Saks Fifth Avenue)
Marie France Van Damme—Croco Jacquard Caftan, $980
This white silk caftan is simple, yet elegant. (Photo: Saks Fifth Avenue)
Tory Burch—Clemente Stripe Swim Cover Up Caftan, $450
Go for a preppy look with this floor-length, navy blue-striped caftan. (Photo: Bloomingdale's)
Missoni Mare—Honeycomb Zigzag-Knit Caftan, $945
This jewel-toned caftan has a higher, arched hem and shorter sleeves, perfect for the hottest of days. (Photo: Bergdorf Goodman)
Etro—Paisley Floral Silk Caftan, $1,045
The pink floral pattern on this lightweight caftan makes it ideal for spring and summer. (Photo: Bergdorf Goodman)
Josie Natori—Silk Leaf-Print Caftan, $550
Stand out with this unique, brightly-colored leaf print. (Photo: Saks Fifth Avenue)
Camilla—Embellished Silk Caftan, $599
This colorful floor-length caftan is embellished with Swarovski crystals. (Photo: Bloomingdale's)
Emilio Pucci—Silk Eyelet-Embroidered Caftan, $4,990
This floor-length caftan has intricate blue embroidery. (Photo: Bergdorf Goodman)
Roberto Cavalli — Nika Mixed-Print Charmeuse Caftan, $2,025
This richly-colored caftan is made from flowing silk, and belts at the waist. With a print that evokes tropical foliage, it's perfect for summer. (Photo: Bergdorf Goodman)

Summer is upon us, meaning weekends will soon be devoted to Hamptons beaches, rooftop pools, or perhaps even a $100,000 round-the-world trip making stops in the Maldives and Bora Bora.

For those who don’t fancy flouncing about in a bikini all day, there exists a glorious alternative: the caftan. The maxi dress’ lightweight, poolside cousin, these flowing cover-ups are insanely comfortable, yet still chic. Other upsides? They have vibrant colors, bold patterns, and the unparalleled ability to transform you into a Game of Thrones-esque goddess.

Here are 10 luxury caftans perfect for whatever sunny destination in which you may find yourself this summer.

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