Will your kaftan dress pass muster this summer? The Times

The Times.  By Harriet Walker.

If the heat doesn’t get you this week, the one-upmanship will — the kaftan-upmanship to be precise. Haven’t got one yet? Move quickly — if you still can in this weather.

These Riviera temperatures provide the perfect conditions for the fashion pack to unveil the clothes they haven’t (yet) been able to take away on holiday with them or to their second homes, then pose in them on Instagram.

Among those who fled the city early doors, there is talk of having holiday wardrobes couriered to their country residences, or of simply ordering a new edit sent along from the shops by holiday concierge services such as My Vacation Stylist (voyagerclub.co; they even pack your suitcase for you).

Image: Hannah Stafford Taylor and Daughters wearing Pippa Holt Kaftans.