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Caftan Couture

This summer, try a caftan

Caftan Couture

Caftans often conjure up thoughts of peace, love and hippie-days from the ’60s, but as time has evolved, so has this flowing style of dress, transforming into a chic wardrobe staple.

Marie France Van Damme reinterprets this retro trend with her 2013 collection of minimal, yet glamorous, caftans, dresses, pants, skirts and tops. Made of luxuriously soft silk satin and silk jersey, these caftans are as perfect to wear at home as they are for an impromptu dinner or cocktail.

Embodying elegance and ease, style and sophistication, the collection’s signature pieces, including caftans, provide instant glamour and summer wardrobe staples. The Nehru long caftan makes a bold evening statement that seamlessly strikes a balance between relaxed chic and high style. Or take a beach look into the night with a metallic skirt, which can be paired with a simple tank top or button down. The lightweight, airy feel of the designs can be worn over Marie France Van Damme bandeau tops, bikini bottoms or one-piece swimsuits from her swimwear line for one cohesive look.

So whether hosting or attending a chic summer soiree or simply staying in, Marie France Van Damme’s “wear anywhere” styles appeal to any occasion. The 21 different styles and prints (zebra, snake, feathers and hibiscus patterns, to name a few) retail from $455-$755.

Marie France Van Damme is currently available at mariefrancevandamme.com, Harrods, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and in select high-end retail boutiques.

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