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Caftans Are Back! Would You Wear One?

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First it was turbans, and now it’s caftans. That’s right — the ’70s fashion staple made famous by Mrs. Roper on Three’s Company has flowed from the beaches to the streets this summer on some unexpected stars. In July, Jessica Simpson floated on air during her birthday getaway with boyfriend Eric Johnson, strolling through Capri in a plunging orange and giraffe-print caftan that made for the perfect shore-to-shopping look. This weekend, we spotted not only uber-stylist Rachel Zoe in a dramatic leopard print caftan in the Hamptons, but also Hillary Clinton getting seriously glam in bold turquoise and navy caftan for her daughter Chelsea’s rehearsal dinner in Rhinebeck, NY. Is it nostalgia? Inspiration from Sex and the City 2? Are we all just sick of tight jeggings? We think the caftan’s voluminous cut paired with exotic prints and luxurious fabrics make it the perfect end of summer look—glamorous and comfortable. Tell us: What do you think? Would you wear a caftan? — Mai Dinh