THIS ELEVATED VERSION OF THE CLASSIC KAFTAN MAKES THE PERFECT GIFT! Because it's one size and easy fitting with multi ways to wear. Designed to dial up the drama while in your PJs, swimwear, or favorite Little Black Dress. Introduce a Mariposa Kaftan to your wardrobe for year-round layering over almost anything. The soft, wrinkle-free chiffon keeps things casual, while the luxe, flowing panels cascade down the front to collect all the compliments. Hidden snaps to shorten, long panels to tie a bow in front - a separate waist-defining slim sash scores extra points when converting to a dress. All you need: is something equally effortless underneath. This beautiful layering piece was designed for traveling and everyday adventures, ideal for leisurely locales and luxe lounging. The Mariposa Kaftan fits in your beach bag and can be worn as a long duster, wrap, dress, waterfall jacket, glamourous housecoat, and so much more. Dress it up for evenings or wear it to the beach over your bathing suit. Designed to be One Size and easy fitting for all body types.
“It’s our hidden unique snap detail that sets this travel kaftan apart from other brands. We do this to add a high-quality finish so you can wear the Mariposa Kaftan for both day and dressy occasions.”
This design was created to layer over the Skort, and Travel Tights (with the panel up), over a Flip Suit as a Cover-up, and with a Travel Tube as a base for dressier looks. Included is a separate slim sash to add even more looks to this design.
Our Wrinkle-Free Chiffon is the ideal travel fabric made from a high-quality easy-care wrinkle-free microfibre. Very similar to silk chiffon but much more durable with a lightweight, silky-soft finish. Think of comfy elegance. We love it for it’s quick dry, wrinkle-free, and easy-care qualities that will easily take you from the beach to a night out.
Washing Instructions: Diane Kroe's goal is to make your life easier by using fabrics that are beautiful yet stress-free. Simply place your garment in a mesh laundry bag and into your washing machine on the delicate cycle in cold water. After washing, hang to dry or tumble-dry on low-delicate (mesh bag recommended). Your pieces will remain as good as new for a long time. Our quality and workmanship are designed to last. All Diane Kroe designs are proudly and ethically made in Toronto Canada.
Refunds: At Diane Kroe every garment is made to order, just for you, in our Toronto studio. For this reason purchases are non-refundable as we pay our workers by piece. Happy customers are our main priority and we will make the necessary adjustments to ensure your Diane Kroe design meets your expectations.
Exchanges: Easy Exchanges just follow the details here.
Exception: We try our best keep our shopping cart current, though sometimes we may unexpectedly sell out of a fabric. We will be happy to send you a full refund if there is no other option to your liking.
“Like a Kaftan, but chicer—The Mariposa marries the best parts of this traditional layering design by adding hidden snaps and a separate sash to create looks that have the poise of a proper designer fashion piece. An easy refresh for your basic travel and everyday capsule wardrobes.”
Front Bow Style
Simply tie the front panels in a knot.
Cut from luxe wrinkle-free chiffon, the Mariposa was designed with versatility in mind. It's the perfect compliment when added to a few of our DK basics. Shown here as a kaftan layered over a FlipSuit.
Long Duster Style
Wear open layering over your favourite swimwear or outfit.
The idea came from the struggle to find a super light-weight layering piece that could transition seamlessly between tights, jeans dresses and swimwear. Shown here as a coverup over a Flip Suit.
Glamorous Housecoat Style
Feed the matching sash through the hidden openings in the front panels and tie around your waist.
A delicate baby hem, hidden slit openings, with a matching slim sash in a timeless print that lends itself to both tropical and luxury settings, gives this glamorous piece both travel and everyday-wear credibility. Shown here as a glamorous dress, cover-up or even housecoat for luxurious poolside rendezvous.
3/4 Layering Jacket
Secure the hidden snaps through the armholes and it will shorten the length and give this design a voluminous silhouette. Perfect for ladies who love a little camouflage over the derriere.
Meanwhile, the 3/4 length ability leaves plenty of room for sheer layering options over both tights, dresses, jeans and swimwear while adding a little arm coverage.
Secure snaps behind your neck to create this sophisticated evening look.
While we’ve yet to find a look we don't love, our insta-outfit with pretty ruffle details is favorite for to add some drama over the simplest of dresses.
Place the sash through the hidden openings and tie a knot. Then wrap the sash around your waist (lift your arms to loosen).
Try this look over a Travel Tube in summer and Travel Tights in the winter to create sophisticated looks for both day and evening. Fluid fabrics in a stunning print layered over basics ties this silhouette together.
Short Layering Jacket
Secure snaps on lower corners of the side-slits and create a loop opening. Place arms through the opening while keeping it hidden inside the garment.
Fold your sash in half and tie in gentle knot.
Try this over a basic black Cross Top to add a little chic French style to your look.
Separate Slim Sash
Wrap around your waist and tie it in a bow.
The Slim Sash comes with this design and can also be worn solo as a sash to accentuate your waistline on any of your basic DK designs.
The Mariposa Kaftan is a NEW Diane Kroe original design from 2020. Offered in limited edition fabrics and prints in easy-care, wrinkle-free chiffon.