Are you worried about what outfits to pack for your Spring and Summer travels? We think a comfy and versatile kaftan should be your first choice. Whether you want to save space for souvenirs or make room for more vacation essentials in your bag, you'll love how easy it is to fold your kaftan into a compact, travel-friendly size.
The fold-and-roll method we're about to show you works for dresses, shirts, and other tops in addition to kaftans, and it has some terrific benefits:
- Fewer wrinkles. Even if you start with a wrinkled kaftan, rolling it up and stowing it like that will naturally smooth it out. So especially if you're packing a kaftan for casual use, you can skip ironing altogether and use that time for... well, anything else that is better than ironing.
- More space. We're big proponents of packing cubes, especially for one-bag trips. This method of rolling your kaftan will work in conjunction with your packing cubes to compress your clothing and free up more space in your bag.
- Easier access. Have you ever neatly packed your bag, only to find that the act of pulling things out throughout your trip had left the inside a jumbled mess? Rolling your kaftan (and for that matter, all of your clothes) makes it easy to reach in and grab what you want, without disturbing anything else.
Folding a Short Kaftan - 5 Easy Steps
Featuring the breezy, beach-ready 'No Sweat' Short Kaftan
Step 1: Start with the kaftan laid flat, front facing up, with the neck edge closer to you. Fold one side over, with the fold positioned just outside the neck:
Step 2: Taking hold of the edge you just folded, fold the sleeve back over itself, using the border between the print areas as a guide:
Step 3: Fold the second side over, with the fold positioned just outside the neck:
Step 4: Fold the second sleeve back over itself, using the border between the print areas as a guide:
Step 5: Roll up, starting at the neck edge:
Final Product: Your final product will be a compact, neatly rolled kaftan.
Image: Sorry, we don't have a banana on hand for scale. But we'd say the folded-and-rolled short kaftan above is about banana-sized.
Folding a Long Kaftan - 5 Easy Steps
Featuring the chic and summery 'Sundaze' Long Kaftan
You can fold a long kaftan just like you fold your short kaftan, but we recommend you save yourself some work in the final step by folding the kaftan in half before rolling it up.
Step 1: Starting with the kaftan laid flat, front facing up with the neck edge closer to you, fold one side over, with the fold positioned just outside the neck.
Step 2: Taking hold of the edge you just folded, fold the sleeve back over itself, using the border between the print areas as a guide.
Step 3: Fold the second side over, with the fold positioned just outside the neck.
Step 4: Fold the second sleeve back over itself, using the border between the print areas as a guide.
Step 5: Fold in half, then roll up.
Final Product: Your neatly rolled long kaftan will be a welcome wardrobe staple on any adventure!
Image: Again, no banana for scale. Sorry about that. The folded-and-rolled long kaftan will easily compress to about the size of 1.5 bananas laid side-by-side.
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