A caftan is a perfect fit in your sunshine vacation suitcase because:
1. Silk Caftans fold up into a teeny, tiny square in the corner of your bag
2. Caftans are effortless glam. Slip over a bikini (I recommend Baiia for the best bikinis - all reversible and made from recycled plastic), pop on a wide brimmed hat, flip flops and sunglasses for daytime. Then swap to chandelier earrings (quick, go look at the gorgeous Angkor Bullet ones from Temples and Markets, they're made from recycled bullet casings), and some beaded sandals (current obsession is the artisanal ones from Greek mother and daughter duo, Elina Linardaki) and you're set for cocktails!
3. Silk shimmers and floats in the breeze so it feels beautiful to wear. Silk fibre is made of triangular shaped prisms that refract the light in the same way as diamonds.
And if you need more convincing, I invite you to read Christine Whitney's Consider the Caftan in the Wall Street Journal.
"RATHER IRONICALLY, relaxing takes work. Even a do-nothing vacation of cozying up to your Kindle on an uneventful island requires figuring out what to wear for your days in the sun. One garment, however, can help curtail the indecision."