Choosing the best designer kaftans for you shape can be quite overwhelming when shopping for your holiday. Lindsey Brown is an expert in her field on dressing the female body and understands the needs and wants of all shapes and sizes, with an inclusive size range from xsmall to 7xlarge in our resort wear collection. We will talk you though our expert guide to kaftan shapes of Lindsey Brown resort wear so you can buy with confidence. Our kaftan shapes are Drop Waisted, Short, Mid length, Knee Length and Maxi Length Kaftans. We'll explain which style is best for your body shape along with our image style guides here featuring some of our shapes, designer Lindsey Brown has selected for each body type. 

 designer kaftan shapes and designer resort wear kaftan dresses  for petite ladies wanting to choose the best shape of coverup for their holiday by lindsey brown resort wear

Drop waisted kaftan styles like our cotton kaftan dress Paloma is such a fabulous kaftan style that suits so many body shapes. I think as Paloma is drop waisted you feel as if you are wearing a short dress and feel less exposed if wearing a short kaftan for example, which makes it a great style to wear to breakfast in a hotel, walking to the beach and out for lunch.

Style Features: The drop waist sits on the hips and hides the tummy as the fabric drapes gently over the tummy and waist area. We have added a tie neck at the back so both larger and petite frames can wear this style as you can draw this shape in so that it does not drown someone with small shoulders and you can wear your true dress size in this style.

Who suits a drop waisted kaftan style? This shape is mostly suited to curvy, fuller figure. Petite in dress sizes and athletic shapes can also wear a drop waisted. This style of kaftan dress is not so great for ladies with larger hips, we would suggest a waisted style.


Short kaftans are perfect to wear all day around your luxury resort, the pool or the beach over any swimwear. One of our popular shorter length silk short kaftans is the Manhattan, made from 100% breathable floaty silk that will help keep you cool in the hot sunshine. The Manhattan is hand crafted to the finest quality using traditional artisan techniques. Our silk short kaftans is guaranteed to become one of your holiday essentials.

Style Features: The short kaftans have our signature feature of the deep v neck and back which is great for fuller busts. The back has pretty silk ties that allow the deep v neckline to be drawn closer or worn loose.  Loose sleeves drape elegantly, and the hems and necklines are decorated with three colours of interlocking sequins that tone beautifully with the colour of the silk, creating a dramatic border effect. The soft elasticated band nips in and flatters the waistline.

Who suits a short kaftan? Petite in height and petite in frame. Also, super flattering on curvy pear shapes. The colourways chosen by Lindsey suit all skin tones. One size really does fit all sizes from small to xlarge. Our versatile short kaftan will become a staple piece in your holiday wardrobe.


designer resort wear to suit pear shaped ladies with slim waists and hides larger hips by lindsey brown resort wear


Mid length style kaftans are above the knee like the Rhodes loose-fitting pink kaftan. Rhodes is opaque so you can wear this eye-catching floaty designer kaftans out and about with confidence. This glamorous kaftan will easily slip over swimwear and suits most body shapes. The fine silk crepe fabric is light weight and so comfortable to wear in the heat.

Style Features: The vibrant colour and stunning distinctive print is hand drawn by Lindsey Brown. Decorated with a stunning jewel design around the v neckline with larger printed jewels to cleverly flatter the body. The delicate sprinkling of crystals is the perfect finishing touch. This style of kaftan is the perfect for lounging by the pool in your resort or sundowner drinks on a cruise.

Who suits a mid-length kaftan? Great for curvy fuller busted body shapes as draws the attention to the legs. Ladies of all heights can wear this style of kaftan. Rhodes comes in two sizes of small to medium and large to xlarge, also available in plus sizes 2xlarge to 4xlarge and 5xlarge to 7xlarge.


Knee length kaftans make the perfect beachwear cover-ups and are long enough to be able to walk through a hotel lobby or around the poolside feeling relaxed and looking stylish. Such as the Rhodes Aqua kaftan that is a dream to wear as the way the lightweight silk crepe fabric drapes over the body is so flattering. The soft silk is not see through.

Style Features: The longer length and three-quarter length sleeves helps protect the skin from the sun. The striking bright print is created by Lindsey Brown, with a pretty jewel design around the neckline and larger printed jewels as a focal point to cleverly flatter the body and add a touch of glamour. The floaty and loose fit makes this kaftan so easy and comfortable to wear.

Who suits a knee length kaftan? All shapes look great in a knee length kaftan. Slim fitted silk kaftans suit pear shapes and help to elongate and slim the body. Length tends to be 100cm, so we consider knee length from shoulder to hemline on an average height.



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Maxi kaftan styles make a fashion statement as they are much longer so more dramatic. They tend to suit taller ladies usually over 5ft 5inches due to the style and the amount of fabric. Most of the Lindsey Brown maxi kaftans have a plain hemline allowing all heights to wear this style as the hemline can easily be altered. Havana is a beautiful style of silk maxi kaftan with a soft and beautiful silhouette.

Style features: The soft elasticated waistline draws in the kaftan creating a flattering blousing effect that flatters all dress sizes. Decorated with hand sewn sequins around the neckline and floaty sleeves and scattered throughout the tie dye pattern that cleverly draws the eye upwards. Our signature deep v neckline and v back can be drawn in to lift the neckline and tied in a bow.

Who suits a maxi kaftan? Suits slim, athletic, pear shapes, fuller busted and hourglass with slim waist.  A maxi kaftan also suits apple shapes where you tend to carry weight on the tummy and upper abdomen, the loose floaty styles draw the eye away from the body. When you choose the right kaftan for your body shape you will feel so good on holiday as our resort wear designer kaftans are timeless.