The My Heart silk kaftan by Camilla is embellished with the designer’s signature digital print, creating a look that is good for the day as well as for the evenings. Made with 100 per cent silk, the garment has a jewel embellishment at the neck, mid-sleeves, and a pointed hem. `39,840 approx. Details: selfridges.com
Made with geo satin, this silk beach dress by Turquoise & Gold is accentuated with bold blue details with hints of yellow and green, and a blue
sash at the waist. It’s perfect to chill by the pool in. `8,750. At UB City, Vittal Mallya Road. Details: 41527971
From the house of Marks & Spencer, this black loose-fitting kaftan is sexy and stylish. It has short sleeves, a scoop neck and has tassel trims, giving the cover-up the whole boho look. `2,400 (approx). At Mantri Square, Malleswaram.
Pretty in pink
Let your swimwear peek out of this sheer floral printed pastel pink dress by Mango. This sleeveless dress has a V-neck, with a buttoned-down
front. And the asymmetrical hem gives this summer dress the perfect finish. `3,490. Details: shop.mango.com/in
Light ‘n’ easy
Order this soft and light crepe mini dress from Mumbai-based fashion designer Sougat Paul. With geometric prints, and a solid border, this dress has a boat neckline and cap sleeves, and ends right above the knee. `4,950. At Goregaon (East), Mumbai. Details: 09819071694
Get sporty by the waters in this orange jumpsuit by Vero Moda. The fine polyester fabric won’t harm your skin, and the subtle print adds
a dash of style to the whole look. Pair it with a white beach hat and shades. `1,977. At 1 Mall, Trinity Circle.
Known for their swimwear designs, Shivan & Narresh bring to you this ombre kaftan that is good either on the beach, or even at a dinner. Made with fine silk, the colours on the kaftan emulate luxury, which at the same time is easy to wear and maintain. `33,000. At The Collonnade, Old Airport Road. Details: 40981875
The Jasmine Vine embroidered cotton dress by Muzungu Sisters is cut to an ankle-length kaftan shape and decorated by a third-generation embroiderer from Hungary. Her intricate skill brings a precious, heirloom feel to this piece. `43,355. Details: matchesfashion.com
True to its boho philosophy,
Talitha’s lightweight cotton and silk-blend ‘Fatima’ kaftan is perfectly paired with a while bikini. It has tassel-trimmed bell sleeves and a sophisticated embroidered trim.
`58,293. Details: net-a-porter.com
Beach hat: check. Sunglasses: check. Flip-flops: check. But do you have your cover-up ready? Check out these outfits by designer labels including Shivan & Narresh, Camilla, Turquoise & Gold and Talitha, and by high street brands such as Vero Moda, Mango, and Marks & Spencer.
Text: Priyadarshini Nandy