From Day to Night: Transforming Your Outfit with a Versatile Kaftan

1. Casual chic - Kaftan Dresses

Look like an absolute stunner by recreating this simple and classy loungewear look. Pair your short cotton kaftan with a pair of jeans. Make sure the two pieces should complement each other in terms of color. For kaftan tops, you can go with straight-fit or baggy jeans and in the case of longer kaftans, make sure to choose a more fitted pair. Think about using a single-colored, contrasting belt over your kaftan to add more structure to the outfit.

Accessories: Less is more! A statement necklace or a studded bracelet is all you need to add more charm to this look. Carry a tote bag and don’t forget to wear your favorite pair of sunglasses.

Footwear: Go with flat slip-ons or sandals for a casual look.

2. Vibrant and artsy - Kaftan Dresses

Here’s how you can put together a cool and artsy look using your nightwear kaftan with abstract or geometric print. Pair your Designer kaftan dress with a flowy skirt in a contrasting or complementary color. You can pick a plain skirt or one with subtle patterns. Add layers to your look using a printed or embroidered jacket, kimono-style jacket or cropped denim jacket. Alternatively, you can use a sleek long skirt or a ghagra instead of a flowy skirt to get that hatke vibe!

Accessories: Complete the look with statement earrings (preferably in a bright color) or a statement neck piece and a boho tote bag with tassel details.

Footwear: Lace-up sandals with tassel details will go quite well with this look.

3. Classy and subtle - Kaftan Dresses

Here’s how you can style your cotton printed kaftan for creating an ‘office-ready’ look. For this ensemble, make sure to use a monochromatic kaftan or one with a minimal pattern. For the bottom, use a pair of well-tailored trousers in a complementary color. For a more casual flair, use a pair of wide-legged pants instead.

Accessories: Minimal jewelry and a clutch will go perfectly well with this outfit.

Footwear: Stick to a pair of sleek heels or kitten heels. Go with embellished flats for a casual evening look.

4. Kaftan G4. Fun and fabulous

Rock this look at your next get-together or girl brunch! Choose a printed kaftan dress in a peppy color and big floral or bold abstract patterns. Use a statement belt for a more structured look. You can even create this look using your nighty kaftan if it passes the vibe check!

Accessories: minimal jewelry, oversized sunglasses, wide-brimmed hat and a few accessories that’ll help you add that wow factor to your outfit. Go for beaded jewelry if you’re planning to recreate this look for a pool party!

Footwear: a pair of ankle boots or sandals or slip-ons will work just fine for this outfit. If you are going for beachy vibes, go with flip-flops instead.

Alluring Evening Looks

From subtle to dressy, from sophisticated to glamorous…with the right loungewear kaftan in your wardrobe, the possibilities are endless! Here are four effortlessly chic evening looks you must try!

1. Stylish and minimal

Team up your embellished short kaftan dress with printed pants to get that contemporary chic look. This ensemble is perfect for those evening parties where you want to look stylish but not too dressy. Alternatively, you can go with a pencil-fitted skirt instead of printed pants for a more sophisticated vibe.

Accessories: Add a little bling to the look with a diamond bracelet, necklace and ring. A small purse or a clutch will go well with this outfit.

Footwear: Complete the look by wearing a pair of ankle boots and heeled sandals

2. Edgy and daring

This cute and feminine number can also be styled to get an edgy look which is perfect for a girls' night out. Well, here’s how you do this. Pick a kaftan in a dark color and pair it with faux leather or leather leggings/fitted pants. Add a leather jacket to add that extra layer of glamor.

Accessories: This daring look is perfect for wearing your bold statement necklaces, earring and bracelets. All you have to do is avoid going overboard and stick with one or two bold jewelry pieces.

Footwear: Go with boots or a pair of stiletto heels.

3. Glamorous and elegant

The best thing about kaftans is that they come in all lengths and sizes. While a kaftan kurta or a kaftan top may seem like the obvious choice, let’s not forget about the glamorous kaftan gowns! A floor-length kaftan gown with sequin detailing or embellishments can be an elegant and stylish option for a sizzling evening look. For that extra touch of allure, make sure the kaftan you choose is crafted with luxurious fabric like velvet or silk.

Accessories: Keep it simple by adding a pair of statement earrings and a monochromatic clutch bag to the look.

Footwear: Pair your kaftan night gown with strappy heels to exude that divalicious charm from head to toe.

4. Trendy and traditional

Here’s how you can achieve a trendy traditional look that’s just perfect for evening or night celebrations. Pair your stylish kaftan dress with a pair of palazzo or sharara. A kaftan kurta with traditional elements like intricate embroidery, motif patterns, or embellishments will work very well for this ensemble. The sharara you choose can either be matching or contrasting, based on the look you are going for.

Accessories: Wear with a bold necklace, chandelier earrings and a stack of bangles to elevate this desi look.

Footwear: Embellished moijris or juttis will go well with this outfit.

Summing it up…

At Shararat, you’ll find a range gowns and dresses that are comfortable enough to be used as nightwear and stylish enough to be used as casual dress or loungewear. Our nightwear kaftans are crafted with premium quality cotton/rayon fabric to ensure maximum comfort throughout the day (or night). We also offer a collection of maternity cotton nighty kaftans for expecting and new moms! From cheerful colors to subtle shades, from minimal prints to abstract patterns, no matter how you define your style, we’ve got you covered on all turfs!


Q. How do I choose a kaftan?

A. There are several factors you must consider while choosing a short or long kaftan dress including fabric, fit and silhouette, color and patterns, length and occasion. For instance, you may want to go with a peppy, vibrant short kaftan dress for a casual day look. But for an elegant night look, a kaftan night gown in a luxurious fabric might be a better option. When selecting a kaftan night dress, make sure to choose an outfit made using a lightweight and soft fabric such as cotton sleepwear. No matter what you decide, make sure the kaftan you select is comfortable and in keeping with your style!

Q. Can we wear dupatta with kaftan?

A. Absolutely! If you are going for a traditional and desi appeal, adding a dupatta to your outfit can help you elevate the look. In case you want to avoid the hassle of carrying a traditional dupatta, pick a stylish scarf instead.

Q. What is worn with a kaftan dress?

A. You can wear a kaftan dress on its own. However, if you’re someone who likes to experiment with different styles, there are several other wardrobe basics a kaftan can be paired with including pants, jeans, shorts, shararas, and skirts. In case you are planning to wear a kaftan as sleepwear, you can wear your kaftan night dress as it is or with a pair of cosy PJs.

Q. Which body type should wear a kaftan?

A. The loose and flowy silhouette of kaftan dresses makes them an excellent option for various body types. These versatile numbers can help accentuate your best features while concealing areas you may not feel too confident about. Plus, the adjustable waist lets you tweak the fitting according to your liking. The trick is to choose the right kaftan design for your body type and size!