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10 'life-changing and fabulous' caftans that are easy, breezy and great for spring and summer sunshine — from just $15

Slip on a caftan for effortless style and comfort this summer. (Amazon)
Slip on a caftan for effortless style and comfort this summer. (Amazon)

Clear some space in your closet because caftans are having a moment, and we're here for every ounce of this "Andre Leon Talley/Nana in a housecoat fantasy," as one fan jokingly put it. Today's caftans have all the dreamy elegance of Sharon Tate and every bit of Mrs. Roper's iconic sass — and if you're old enough to know who they are, you're old enough to understand that they're prefect for the dog days of summer.

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We rounded up some of Amazon's most popular caftans that also happen to be our favorites. These effortlessly regal frocks shine just as brightly on the beach as they do at dinner alfresco. Want to feel fabulous when you're just hanging at home? These caftans are casual perfection — and they start at just $15.

This popular caftan is all about waistless glamour! It's practically begging for fine jewelry, glittery sandals and an evening bag. The best part? It's only $15.

"Love, love, love!" wrote an enthusiastic shopper. "This beautiful caftan makes me feel cool and fancy-free! Really hits the spot during the summertime!"

$15 at Amazon

If your vibe is understated elegance, this solid Turkish maxi is the caftan for you. It comes in a slew of stunning solids, including this popular rust hue. And it looks just as chic on a small as it does on a 3XL — it's one-size-fits-all!

"Mrs. Roper had the right idea," wrote a pleased customer. "I’m so glad caftans have made a comeback. Great for lounging around the house, but [you] still look put together if someone drops by. Also very slimming!"

$27 at Amazon

Go full Greek goddess in this embroidered caftan that's only missing a laurel crown. It's loose, flowy and comes with a side slit, and it's perfect poolside or for brunch on the beach.

One happy camper wrote, "Ordered it to wear to a outdoor July wedding knowing it was going to be super hot. I am 5'9", and it was the perfect length. Material is soft, light, but not sheer, and dress is flowy and perfect."

$27 at Amazon

Pair this traditional, maxi-length caftan with heels, sandals, flats — it's as versatile as it is glamorous, and it washes like a dream. Choose from more than a dozen patterns, from soft to bright.

"Feeling like a queen," wrote one of more than 10,000 five-star reviewers. "I absolutely cannot get enough of this caftan. It is beautiful. I feel more beautiful...almost regal."

$20 at Amazon

Some women love the way a more traditional (read: boxy) caftan flows. For others, there's this billowy caftan with a pretty blue-and-white print. It's one-size-fits-all, from small to XL!
One shopper wrote,
"Always nervous about a one-size garment with my height, but the fit is just perfect. True midi length, which is just what I wanted. Even more cute in person."

$31 at Amazon

Talk about a caftan you can live in! We're smitten with this bold blue pattern, but you can choose from dozens. This one's a bit more delicate — it's hand-wash only — but you pay just $15 for a tres luxe-looking piece.

"Coolest outfit on the planet...It's simple elegant and easy to wear and to care for. What more can I say? It is the epitome [of] the no-fuss life!" wrote a happy shopper.

$15 at Amazon

This one-size-fits-all option is soft and lightweight, stylishly forgiving and comes in a few bohemian prints that are pure fun. Three-quarter sleeves and a side slit make it oh-so wearable.

"Feeling like an angel! Feels so light and makes me feel like I should be floating," gushed a fan.

$28 at Amazon

Ready to step up your caftan style? This incredibly vibrant frock will do the trick. Whether you're covering up at the beach or sashaying topside on a cruise ship, it's extravagant yet low-maintenance.

"This just makes you feel like you should be [on] a terrace in the Mediterranean!" proclaimed a reviewer. "I've gotten so many compliments, which is always nice, but to be honest it's just nice to feel comfortable and cute with so little effort."

$28 at Amazon

A vertical stripe down the front of this vibrant caftan has an instant slimming effect, and we're here for it. This light, breathable frock is so much fun you'll never want to take it off.

"At first I thought this was just going to be a fun piece for around the house/beach, but once it showed up it was even better then I thought — I love it!!! Colour is gorgeous — soft and flows beautifully," one fan admitted.

$33 at Amazon

Not only is this caftan a unique button-down-shirt style, but it's also made of quick-drying viscose, so it's great for poolside or an island-hopping vacay, as it won't wrinkle easily.

"Life-changing and fabulous," gushed a fan. "If you want a 'glamorous shut-in,' 'fun fashion explorer,' 'cute and comfortable' [vibe], then these are definitely worth getting."

$29 at Amazon

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.