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Sequin Embroidered Abaya
Sequin Embroidered Abaya
Elna Line's directional details bring contemporary flair to this new-season abaya. On-trend colourblock panelling defines its floaty silhouette, while hand-stitched beading runs across the V-neck bodice, ornamenting it with subtle sparkle. Curate the perfect day to evening edit by adding a silk inner dress and pumps.
AED1,900.-
Ounass
Japanese Applique Abaya
Japanese Applique Abaya
The Japanese Applique Abaya from Chi-Ka is a graceful interpretation of Japanese elegance and Arabian sensibilities. Cut from elegant black fabric, the abaya is decorated with delicate applique detailing and designed to accommodate tailored and casual ensembles without disturbing the clean lines. Team with sparkling chandelier earrings and heels.
AED3,100.-
Ounass
Deep Sunset Crystal Kimono-style Abaya in Crepe
Deep Sunset Crystal Kimono-style Abaya in Crepe
The Cap Project's abaya in black crepe features crystals embroidery, long sleeves with an open front. Styled with statement earrings and stilettos, the silhouette is elevated instantly into an elegant evening look.
AED3,400.-
Ounass
Leaf Sequin Embellished Crepe Abaya
Leaf Sequin Embellished Crepe Abaya
This handworked masterpiece is a decadent addition from Barza. Adorned with floral crystal embellishments, this striking abaya is a seasonal essential and offers a modest silhouette. For an effortless ensemble, style with contrasting mules and a contemporary clutch bag.
AED400.-
Ounass
Embroidered Crepe Abaya
Embroidered Crepe Abaya
Rauaa infuses this abaya with a soft, dreamy aesthetic. Crafted from lightweight textured fabric, the draped design is pleated and finished with gently contrasting trim. Shrug it on over casual ensembles and cinch the waist with the self tie.
AED410.-
Ounass
Tania Draped One Shoulder Kaftan
Tania Draped One Shoulder Kaftan
Anaya designer Chathuri's luxurious approach to contemporary feminine style is perfectly expressed in the Tania Kaftan. From the asymmetrical neckline, single bead-embellished sheer sleeve and draped bodice, every detail of this piece exudes elegance and sophistication. Accessorise it for the red-carpet with a tonal clutch and stiletto sandals.
AED1,225.-
Ounass
Rhinestone Embellished Abaya
Rhinestone Embellished Abaya
Barza's delicate designs uplift this essential Abaya. The luxurious vibe is perfected with the contrasting embroidery details and two-tone style whilst offering a modest and flowing fit. Co-ordinate with bold mules to add a playful edge.
AED375.-
Ounass
Pleated Tent Kaftan
Pleated Tent Kaftan
Channel a minimalist spirit this festive season in Bambah Boutique's Pleated Tent Kaftan. Crafted with a micro pleated texture, the relaxed piece features a boat neckline and cap sleeves before dramatically flaring out. Add dimension by wearing with embellished accessories.
AED975.-
Ounass
Linear Floral Kaftan
Linear Floral Kaftan
The Lineart kaftan is a luxurious creation from Indian design duo Varun Nidhika. Crafted in georgette with a round neckline and fluted sleeves, it is adorned with floral embroidery that showcases the label's precise attention to detail. For special occasions, style with a tonal satin shoulder bag and stiletto sandals.
AED1,225.-
Ounass
Floral Embroidered Cotton Kaftan
Floral Embroidered Cotton Kaftan
This kaftan from local label Shatha Essa is a sophisticated pick for everyday edits. The cotton-blend piece is cut with a round neck that's adorned with flower embroideries, three-quarter sleeves and a layered design. The subtle palette will pair perfectly with cream or coloured accessories.
AED1,160.-
Ounass
Crystal Embellished Georgette Abaya
Crystal Embellished Georgette Abaya
This Crystal Embellished Georgette Abaya from Barza's collection adds subtle sparkle to this season's modestwear picks. Cut in a classic shape with a high v-neck and closed front, it is designed with sheer panels trimmed with crystal embellishments. Add embellished heels for a coordinated finish.
AED475.-
Ounass
Shimmer Roses Kaftan
Shimmer Roses Kaftan
Capture the light and make an entrance with this chic Taller Marmo shimmer roses kaftan. Adorned with sparkling embroidered roses details, this kimono-sleeved kaftan oozes with an elegant vibe. Polish the opulent ensemble by styling with a decadent shoulder bag and contrasting stilettos.
AED4,800.-
Ounass
Metallic Pleated Kaftan
Metallic Pleated Kaftan
This Dima Ayad kaftan is an elegant evening ensemble. Adorned with a metallic ombré pleated pattern, the shimmering design flaunts voluminous puff sleeves and a timeless boat neckline. Perfect the opulent look by styling with a metallic clutch and strappy stilettos.
AED1,260.-
Ounass
Gathered Puff Kaftan in Satin
Gathered Puff Kaftan in Satin
Marmar Halim's experiment with volume and foiled hues brings forth this eye-catching design. The modest silhouette is crafted from shimmering satin and features plisse pleats to effortlessly reflect light. Drop earrings and stilettos make ideal partners.
AED1,700.-
Ounass
Kaftan with Feather Embroidery
Kaftan with Feather Embroidery
Ruya's signature panache radiates from this kaftan designed for the label's luxury Ramadan collection. A flawless and contemporary v-neck uplifts the timeless look and is effortlessly complemented with the feather sequin embroidery elevating the batwing sleeves. A beaded clutch bag and strappy stilettos showcase a chic evening look.
AED720.-
Ounass
Geometric Garden Kaftan
Geometric Garden Kaftan
Make an elegant impression when you wear Varun Nidhika's Geometric Garden kaftan for formal events. Showcasing the exquisite craftsmanship that the Indian label is known for, it is made from luxurious georgette and adorned with intricate embroidery. To complete the look, choose a tonal chiffon sheila and stiletto-heel pumps.
AED1,450.-
Ounass
Crinkled Abaya with Embroidery
Crinkled Abaya with Embroidery
Rauaa Official continues to present contemporary alternatives to the classic black abaya, as showcased by the new-season design. Its clean A-line silhouette is made in a crinkled fabric and elevated by neat pleats and slanted stitch details. Layer over streetwear or feminine dresses for effortless everyday styling.
AED435.-
Ounass
Kiah Floral Kaftan
Kiah Floral Kaftan
Anita Dongre's Kiah kaftan pays homage to the designer's Indian roots. The long, flared shape features a tasselled neckline and long sleeves while the multicoloured print follows the cut. Add a small handbag and heeled sandals.
AED500.-
Ounass
Goldette Trellis Flowing Kaftan
Goldette Trellis Flowing Kaftan
Pankaj & Nidhi's lavish Goldette Dramatic Kaftan echos with grandiose. The goldette shimmer fabric glistens in any light and spotlights the decadent V-Neck. Uplight the striking hem by wearing with metallic stilettos and a stark clutch bag.
AED750.-
Ounass
Legoland Georgette Kaftan
Legoland Georgette Kaftan
Refresh your modestwear selection with the exquisite Legoland kaftan from Varun Nidhika. Confected in soft georgette, it is styled for a relaxed fit and given a unique touch with elaborate embroidery that has become a signature of the label. For Ramadan gatherings, style it with a contrasting bag and sandals.
AED1,300.-
Ounass
Embroidered Belted Twill Kaftan
Embroidered Belted Twill Kaftan
Embroidered for a glamourous touch, Amal Al Raisi's Twill Kaftan ignites your inner opulent self. The twill fabric captures the feminine silhouette, gathering at the neck, waist and cuffs and flaunts voluminous balloon sleeves. Sparkle from head to toe, by styling with diamond drop earrings and metallic sandals.
AED1,275.-
Ounass
Crystal Embellished Kaftan
Crystal Embellished Kaftan
Shatha Essa's exquisite creations strike the perfect balance between timeless elegance and simplicity. Part of the new Ramadan collection, this beautiful kaftan is kept classic with a feminine A-line silhouette and puffed sleeves while sparkling crystals outline the round neckline. Style it with gold jewellery and slender stilettos for a refined occasion-ready look.
AED850.-
Ounass
Cosmic Floral Kaftan
Cosmic Floral Kaftan
Hemant & Nandita's whimsical approach translates into feminine, yet playful pieces such as the Cosmic kaftan. With its intricate detailing, featherweight fabric and ruffled draping along its sleeves, the garment set to uplift wardrobes. Meant for sunny days and beachside escapes, it will pair perfectly with woven accessories and barely-there sandals.
AED975.-
Ounass
Printed Crepe Abaya Set
Printed Crepe Abaya Set
This two-piece set from Emirati label Barza pairs clean lines and elegant details. Printed with a striped leaf pattern, the open front design of the abaya layers perfectly over the cap-sleeved inner dress, which is crafted in crepe. Style with a tonal chiffon sheila and kitten-heel pumps.
AED375.-
Ounass
Abaya Set with Beaded Embroidery
Abaya Set with Beaded Embroidery
There's an ethereal elegance to this abaya set from RUAUU OFFICIAL. Ideal for special occasions, the exquisite silhouette is styled with fluted sleeves and decorated with glamorous floral-inspired beading that catches the light from every angle. The matching sheila ensures effortless style.
AED465.-
Ounass
Faya Floral Kaftan
Faya Floral Kaftan
Update the Ramadan rotation with Anita Dongre's Indian-inspired pieces such as the vibrant Faya kaftan. Cut with a tasselled neckline, concealed button placket and long sleeves, it features a floral print that highlights its shape. Complete the edit with flat leather sandals.
AED500.-
Ounass
Venice Ornamental Kaftan
Venice Ornamental Kaftan
Pankaj & Nidhi's Venice Kaftan is a homage to the designer's Indian heritage. Styled with puffed sleeves and a flowing shape, it features a damask print throughout and is embellished with intricate beading and embroidery for an opulent finish. For special occasions, accessorise it with dropper earrings and stiletto sandals.
AED1,400.-
Ounass
Cut Out Kaftan with Embroidery
Cut Out Kaftan with Embroidery
Refined with a unique edge, this Ruya kaftan is an essential choice from the label's signature Ramadan collection. Sparkling floral beaded embellishments delicately decorate this kaftan coupled with flawless three-quarter length sleeves polished with bold cut-out details. Make a statement at evening soirees by styling with a metallic shoulder bag and tonal stilettos.
AED870.-
Ounass
Kaftan with Floral Embroidery
Kaftan with Floral Embroidery
With a traditional silhouette and refined embellishments, this SH Collection kaftan will be a lovely addition to your wardrobe. Cut for a relaxed modest fit, the mandarin collar V-neckline and sleeves are delicately adorned with sequin-spangled embroidery. To accessorise, choose understated jewellery and block-heeled mule sandals.
AED900.-
Ounass
Chevron Embroidered Crepe Abaya
Chevron Embroidered Crepe Abaya
Barza's affinity for shimmering embellishments cascades from this timeless Abaya. The beaded chevrons are a decadent touch and intensify the sheer panache established with this staple. Continue the air of grace by styling with metallic stilettos and a beaded handbag.
AED410.-
Ounass

About Caftans

It is strange how a lot of people are still unfamiliar with the idea of a caftan. There was a time when the now favourite dress remained hidden from the eyes of the world except the Arab world and its neighbouring countries. It is so refined and simple yet elegant but wasn’t getting the acclamation it deserved.   

However, over the years, it was recognised by brands and designers who obviously did their best to get it forward. Today, a caftan dress is not only worn by celebs and icons across the globe but loved by people everywhere. It is one of the most popular casual dress choices, owing to its simplicity, uniqueness, and style. However, it’s not a very popular choice because people don’t know about it. Excluding India, Pakistan, and some of the Gulf countries, this style is not famous or even recognised in other parts of the world. So, the next time you head shopping for another LBD or a tube, maxi, or anything else, why not try the caftan? It is modest yet sophisticated, and you never have to worry about someone else wearing the same thing!   

Different types of caftans to choose from   

Although a caftan has a unique shape and similar designs on most traditional ones, choosing the right one can still be a daunting task. This is because you’re probably not used to shopping for it. There are very few things that can go wrong when you consider wearing a caftan. So, choose one that is slightly longer. It gives the illusion of being tall and also looks much graceful. You can also opt for traditional printed or embroidered caftans, as they look delightful. This way, you can tone down on the accessories. If you wish to up your look, long earrings or a heavy neckpiece will look simply stunning!    

The classic caftan   

This traditional type is readily available and great for any occasion. Pure cotton outfits work best, especially in the summer. They’re a modest choice due to their length and perfect for older women as well. You can also pair them with flats or slip-ons for a day at the beach or when catching up with friends at the neighbourhood café. Not to mention, adding a scarf or a shrug enables you to further experiment with your style. Of course, you can also adorn yourself with some funky accessories. However, since caftan is very different from other kinds of dresses, it is best to let it be simple. You can pair it up with traditional accessories and makeup if you wish to. But a caftan looks elegant and fabulous just on its own.   

Cotton caftan dresses   

Close to the classic type, a simple cotton caftan dress won’t let you down. It is super versatile and comfortable. If you like the shorter variations, pairing them with leggings or tights for workwear is a good idea. You can invest in a couple of caftans since there are multiple ways to include them in your outfits. We recommend you choose different prints and textures, so you can add variety to your wardrobe. Want to wear the simple ones? You can use them as a cover-up at the beach, for an evening walk, to brunch, or even to a casual party. It all comes down to how you carry them off and choose to style them.   

The beach caftan   

Why not switch the bikini or sarong with another stylish option? Well, beach caftans make for stunning beach outfits too. They are generally short and made of sheer, delicate cotton fabric. Newer options like the netted and crocheted styles are also fabulous beachwear. If you’re still unsure, throw one over your bikini or wear it instead of the cover-up that you use at the beach. Caftans also look classy with an oversized beach hat, sunglasses, and flip-flops. You can even include some chunky beach jewellery like neckpieces and rings to complete your look. However, avoid caftans that are too short, as they look awkward. An inch or two above the knees is suitable and allows stepping into the water without wetting your outfit.   

The maxi dress style caftan   

This is the latest caftan trend. While the general ones reach an inch or two above the ankle, the maxi outfit is floor-length. The additional length adds a flowy touch to it. This type is great for tall women and makes the wearer appear slimmer. It also looks suitable as elegant non-formal evening wear. You can don this with heels or flats depending on your comfort level. Since it adds height to the wearer's body, this would be the ideal type for you if you’re short. Long maxi caftans also allow you the possibility of wearing heels or wedges as you fancy. However, ensure the length is just enough so you can walk comfortably.    

The plus-size caftan   

Perfect for heavier women, this type looks magnificent and adds charisma to the wearers’ overall appearance. A good plus-size caftan works well to hide curves and looks great on its own. However, plus-size women should opt for the full-length caftan dress and not the shorter ones. Elbow-length sleeves are ideal for such outfits. If you’re buying them for the summer or as beachwear, opt for shorter sleeves though. Again, cotton is the best fabric for caftans if you’re plus-size. You can pair it with slingback shoes and jewellery as you fancy. It is never restricted to one occasion or season, and you can flaunt it wherever you wish.    

Tips on wearing Caftans

Definitely a choice that everybody can flaunt, caftan dresses are chic, elegant, and look stunning no matter the season. Whether you’ve been wearing caftans for years or want to give them a try for the first time, modern caftans can add a little spice to your outfit. Although the original is always the best, something pushing things up isn’t bad. Here are some tricks that will help you choose the right one when shopping online.   

  • Pick a short caftan dress for the summer -  If the full-length or maxi-style outfit isn’t your style, how about a shorter one? Great for pool and beach parties or just for chilling out at home, this is beautiful in its own way. It generally ends at the knee while some may even be shorter.  
  • A knee-length caftanmakes for amodest choice - You can wear the knee-length one with comfy open shoes, slippers or wedge heels. For an authentic look, use Kohl for some dramatic makeup while keeping the rest of your face simple. You can also add some chunky neckpieces or bangles to take your style up a notch. 
  • Pick a Moroccan caftan dressfor parties and events - The Moroccan caftan dress is perfect for a party or as a cocktail dress replacement. This one comes from the rich culture of Morocco and has charm, unlike any other. It generally features heavy embroidery work, sequins, and designs that it to another level altogether.
  • Go for a full-embroidered caftan for festivities - This one usually comes in full length but can be customised. A lot of designers make custom-made full embroidered caftans for special occasions. These outfits are heavy, beautiful, and pricey too. You can reserve them for fancy events, and they will turn you into a queen!   
  • The plunge neck caftan is perfect beachwear - Do you love a little skin-show? Then this one is for you! The caftan has a plunging neckline and looks stunning as a casual wear option. Opt for a printed or sequinned bandeau bikini or a tube top on the inside. You can also choose a dramatic neckpiece as an option with this outfit.  

You can choose to go as far or keep it completely simple with a caftan. We highly recommend getting comfortable with the simple type when you begin and then go ahead. Over time, you can keep adding different styles and colours to your collection.  

Question & Answer

Why should you choose a caftan?

Caftans are different from regular dresses. They’re more comfortable, roomy, and make you stand out in the crowd. Plus, they are ideal to be worn at work or at a party, as they look great and suit the occasion. You can also choose to keep them as simple or trendy as you want. Ideally long, caftans look elegant and pleasing to the eye. They suit all body types and are especially great for plus-size women. Most importantly, there is so much you can do with them. You can wear them to just about anywhere and style them as much as you want. Since there are no set rules for wearing a caftan, they work in various ways. The best part is that no matter how you style them, they always make you look lovely, feminine, and fresh!    

Are caftans in style?

Well, caftans are not well-known all over the world, but this hasn’t made them any less popular or stylish. In and around the Gulf countries is where you’ll be able to find caftans in abundance. Caftans were regular clothing pieces at one point of time for the women living in these areas, and they still wear them regularly. So yes, caftans are always in style, but they are still undiscovered in many parts of the world today. This fact makes them unique, intriguing, and beautiful. You will generally have many compliments coming your way if you flaunt a caftan.    

Where can you buy caftans in Dubai?

A good number of online stores have varied choices when it comes to these. Both caftans and kimonos are readily available, and you can choose as per your preference. When it comes to brands, check out options like H&M, Zara, ASOS, Gucci, River Island, Hermes, Dolce & Gabbana, Ted Baker, Versace and Forever 21. Caftans are very popular in the UAE, and hence, a lot of designers and stores offer many variations to select from.   

Which are the best picks for cheap caftan dresses in Dubai?

Well, it is a must to check out what  Go the List, Ounass,Menakart, Tryano, and Mamas & Papas  have in store. The good news is, you can explore their products here on Shops.ae. Since we’ve got everything you need under one roof, forget about having to visit multiple sites to compare products and prices. Shopping on this superfast product search engine means you’ll be able to save a considerable amount of time, money, and effort. So, what else are you waiting for? Explore what we have here today!   

There are a lot of things that you can do with caftans. It is in itself gorgeous and unique. Adding the right stuff to it enhances its charm but overdoing it will eliminate its simplicity. So, we recommend you try mixing and matching your accessories and styles to see what works best with your caftan.