Ooh SUMMER! COVER-UPS are the season's must have... actually you can wear them any time of the year. Aside from wearing it over swimwear you can also use it on: tank top + shorts/jeans, jumpsuit or dress. The first cover up I had was like some kind of over-sized shirt, but through the years: the traditional caftans and kimonos were reinvented to become the modern day statement cover-ups (stylish robes). Made from flowing, sheer garments either sleeveless and long sleeves: Fringes, tassels were added to give it a new twist... Length varies from short to ankle or floor length.
Here are my choices of cover-ups that you can find locally: (in no particular order)
|Fringed print caftan - Mango P4,950.00|
|Printed reversible kimono - Mango P2,250.00|
|Fringed print caftan - Mango P1,950.00|
|Printed Kimono - Zara P2,250.00|
|Kimono with side split - Stradivarius P1,290.00|
|Print kimono with fringing on hem - Stradivarius P1,290.00|
|Patterned Kimono - H&M P1,190.00|
|Dragonfly kimono - Plains & Prints P1,298.00|
Caftan (or Kaftan) an ancient Mesopotamian origin: is usually ankle length and long sleeves, made of flowing garment that is used as a coat or overdress.
Kimono is a traditional Japanese garment. It's T-shaped robe with wide sleeves also floor length.
Photo credit: mango.com, zara.com, stradivarius.com, h&m.com and plainsandprints.com