June 7th, 2014
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Cover-up Cont.

Caftans are the ultimate cover-up. Today’s version is more boho than the ones Liz Taylor favored. Two of my favorites– an Emerson Fry in cerulean for beach-to-lunch, and The Row’s orange and beige silk for cocktails on the porch.

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CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC

Checked owl-blend and printed quilted cotton coat

THE ROW

Ashland cropped mid-rise straight-leg jeans

FRYE

Iliana Harkness bucket hobo

CHLOÉ

Wool and cashmere cardigan

CHLOÉ

Lauren flat suede Mary Jane slide

SAINT LAURENT

Round-frame tortoiseshell sunglasses

GIANVITO ROSSI

Linda 45 leather pumps

TOMAS MAIER

Zip-detailed stretch-cotton bomber jacket

BURBERRY

Fair Isle cashmere and wool-blend vest

ULLA JOHNSON

Maisie ruffled crinkled silk-satin blouse

SAINT LAURENT

Wool-gabardine coat

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  • Would the Emerson one work if you are only 5 ft 2 inches? Models are oh so tall!

    TerriJune 7th, 2014  9:26 AM

     
  • I finally quit thinking about it and ordered the Emerson one this week (should arrive today). I had been looking at it since you posted about Emerson back in May. I also ordered the swimsuit, but it’s back ordered until the end if this month. Thanks for sharing Preston. Have a great weekend. Alicia

    AliciaJune 7th, 2014  10:23 AM

     
  • Although the photos of the caftans above look very stylish, I somehow can’t bring myself to actually wear one. I can happily wear a short dress, slim pant, or knee short for a summer evening, but I always feel a little moo-moo-ish or like a woman who has lost her figure the second I put a caftan over my head–even though I haven’t!

    PaulaJune 8th, 2014  1:19 AM

     
  • Fear not, you muumuu phobes! I bought one last year after seeing it here (it was on deep discount by then). The one I have is the same print (or very similar), just in different colors. It has hidden fabric-covered elastic ties that pull the garment in at the ribcage. I can’t believe how beautiful and flattering it is. I’ve worn it three times over the winter when I went to Florida on travel and I’m sure I’ll be living in it now that summer has arrived here in DC. I’m 5’6″ and it comes to about four inches above my ankles.

    sistyJune 12th, 2014  10:28 AM

     

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