Before you hit the waters this season, get your hands on stylish, and chic kaftans, mini dresses and jumpsuits
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