It’s the Easter holidays and my family and I will be going on a tropical summer holiday to Sri Lanka and the Maldives at the end of this week. Two places I have never been before, so I could not be more excited!
My mind is therefore occupied with finding clothes to wear on this holiday.
I’m thinking casual summer wear that is suitable for walking in Sri Lanka as we will mainly be doing cultural trips there and plenty of beachwear for the tropical (and hopefully magical) Maldives.
There will be plenty of sun and beautiful beaches so coverups (and lots of sunscreen) are essential. Here are some of the best tunics and caftans for the beach currently available online.
A maxi kaftan
This provides the best coverup and you can potentially feel like and look like a goddess in one of these.
I always feel gigantic in a maxi dress though and certainly when it has sleeves. It just feels too much like a night gown to me so I will personally give these a miss. As I mentioned above though, some women look amazing in them.
This feels more like a dress and is a good option for those that feel too overwhelmed in maxi kaftan but like more coverup than what you get from a short one.
I really love the shorter kaftan. These are great to slip over my beachwear but can also be easily mixed with lose fitting linen pants, capris or leggings.
Open coverups and kimomos
These are great to throw on on the beach whenever you go for a walk, or need to get that much needed ice cream. You can also wear them for the evening if you belt them over knee high pants and wear a light top underneath. You will look very chic! You can find more options for wearing kimonos on my article on how to wear a kimono.
Top brands for caftans and tunics
What to wear with your coverups or kaftans
I always take some light pants whenever I go on a summer holiday. You can’t beat white pants as almost every tunic and caftan will look great over that. I love to take both a wide linen version and a cropped knee-high pants.
Leggings are perfect too. So comfortable and easy to wear on holiday.
Finally, I will be taking my shorts, which I love wearing on holidays. They make for a great relaxed look while combining them with kaftans and kimonos or even an asymmetric blouse (which is what I will be wearing!).
I will try and create lots of photos of my looks on holiday so I will be sharing some more summer holiday style inspiration with you soon!
Which coverups and kaftans do you like to wear?