Beach Kaftans vs. Cover-ups: What's the Difference?

Welcome to the ultimate guide for beachwear enthusiasts! As we head towards Summer in Australia, do you ever find yourself torn between grabbing a beach kaftan or a cover-up for a day at the beach? Well, you're not alone. This is one fashion conundrum that has many of us scratching our heads. So, let's dive into the fabulous world of beach attire and discover what sets beach kaftans and cover-ups apart.

Beach Kaftans: The Chic Comfort Zone

Ah, the beach kaftan. It's the epitome of beachside glamour and laid-back elegance. Imagine stepping out in our Jaya Kaftan Dress, for instance. This stunner is all about the details—made from super soft rayon, a breathable material that gives you that heavenly 'floating on air' feel. The flattering diamond weave pattern around the chest area elevates it from simple to simply divine. And those batwing sleeves? Darling, you'll feel like you're walking the runway, even if you're just headed to grab an ice-cream cone.

Jaya Kaftan Dress

Cover-ups: Casual and Versatile

Cover-ups are the jack-of-all-trades in the beach attire world. They can range from simple sarongs to airy sundresses or even oversized button-down shirts. While they offer a laid-back charm, they don't usually come with those chic details and embellishments you'll find on a kaftan. They're more about utility than pizzazz, offering just enough coverage as you dash from your beach towel to the water's edge.

Versatility is Key

Sure, cover-ups are versatile. But have you ever explored the world of Short Kaftans at P.S. Frocks? We're talking about pieces that are equally perfect for a lunch date as they are for sunning yourself by the ocean. The style factor is ramped up a notch here—imagine going from a beachside BBQ to a rooftop bar without having to change. Our short kaftans offer you that flexibility with a sprinkle of allure.

Short Kaftan

The Material World

Most cover-ups are made of cotton or polyester blends—easy to clean and quick to dry. While practical, they don't quite caress your skin like the super-soft rayon of our newest darling, the Nirvana Kaftan Dress. Tie-detail under the bust, contrasting toggle, and, of course, that luxurious rayon fabric—it's the kind of kaftan that has you double-checking your reflection as you pass by a store window.

Nirvana Kaftan Dress

Styling Game: Kaftan Wins

Let's face it, styling a cover-up is usually as straightforward as throwing it on and heading out the door. But with a kaftan, oh, the possibilities! You can pair it with wedges for a touch of glam or go boho with some beaded sandals. A chic clutch or a wide-brimmed hat can elevate your kaftan look from 'beachy' to 'Grecian goddess.'


The Final Verdict

Both beach kaftans and cover-ups have their merits, but if you're looking for that extra flair and a dash of style, kaftans have the upper hand. So the next time you're scrolling through our beach kaftan collection, remember that you're not just buying a piece of fabric—you're investing in a piece of fashion that's as versatile as it is glamorous.

So, are you a kaftan queen or a cover-up connoisseur? Whatever you choose, we know you'll rock it. Until then, stay fabulous! 🌞👗💖

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