Kaftan women dress fashion in Marrakech
Many people ask me about kaftan / caftan dresses in Marrakech. Kaftan is a type of party dress wore by Moroccan women during celebrations and important moments such as marriages or big events. Moroccan women just love this type of dress and dream about going to some marriage wearing something like this. The word kaftan or caftan comes from the Persian language and not from Arabic.
Video of Fashion TV Caftan 2009 Final Show in Marrakesh:
These kaftan dresses are very expensive as they have lots of work just to make unique pieces. There are several shops in Marrakech where you can actually rent a kaftan instead of buying one since women only use it one or two days. Some women even rent kaftans for each different day of the celebration so that will not repeat the same dress again.
Video of Fashion TV Caftan 2009 Backstage in Marrakesh:
In Morocco kaftans are only worn by women and these dresses can be casual to ver formal depending on the materials used. Some caftan even have gold embroidery. Modern interpretations of traditional Moroccan clothing including the caftan are exhibited at the annual Caftan fashion show hosted by the Moroccan fashion magazine called Femmes du Maroc.
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