Style Alert: The Caftan Is the Official Cover-Up of Summer 2016

Open and breezy caftans have made a comeback.

Former Miss USA Olivia Culpo models a caftan at the Revolve House in the Hamptons.
(Photo: Instagram/Olivia Culpo)
Channing Tatum's wife Jenna Dewan Tatum posed in a caftan for Women's Health.
(Photo: Instagram/Jenna Dewan Tatum)
Model Doutzen Kroes took a stab at the on summer trend.
(Photo: Instagram/Doutzen Kroes)
Actress Reese Witherspoon designed an on-theme lemon caftan for her Nashville store, Draper James.
(Photo: Instagram/Reese Witherspoon)
New mom Chrissy Teigen rocked the look while making scrambled eggs in Gucci.
(Photo: Instagram/Chrissy Teigen)
Victoria's Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio embraced an all white look on the beach.
(Photo: Instagram/Alessandra Ambrosio)

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On trend with the influx of lemon-inspired patterns and the off-the-shoulder Reformation dress that has defined summer 2016, Japanese inspired kimonos and printed caftans have officially captured an essential spot on every it-girl’s beach attire.

Whether you’re slurping on an iced popsicle by the pool or toasting some pink Prosecco overlooking the ocean, caftans are this summer’s must-have fashion. Seen on everyone from Chrissy Teigen and the Kardashian Klan to Kate Hudson and Irina Shayk, the low-cut caftans allow for both a flattering and sexy cover-up for the beach. With cutouts and fringed crochet accents, this summer’s caftan look will keep you safe from uncomfortable sunburns and crazy tan lines, in the most fashionable way possible. If you’re in need of even more convincing, the caftan is sure to secure a slew of Instagram likes on your next photo, just ask the flock of Victoria’s Secret models who have been spotted snapping ‘grams in them.

Perfect for your next trip atop a sparkly unicorn float or end of summer soiree in the Hamptons, the caftan is an essential to your wardrobe before summer’s end.

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