'Comfortable' is the word that comes to mind when describing a kaftan. This loose flowing garment makes a great beachfront wrap or lounging around the housedress.
With its African heritage, a kaftan often offers a wide range of colours and patterns, so many of them are quite eye catching. While both men and women wore the original, in the UK, it is primarily women who wear kaftans. They're thin, light and comfortable; dress for comfort.