Thanks to shows like Palm Royale and Loot, tunic dresses are all the rage. Often made of cotton or linen, and almost always in fun colors or patterns, the modern tunic dress is the perfect embodiment of new age minimalism. This dress is understated and flamboyant, lively but surprisingly full coverage – the definition of effortless chic.

For several summers now, I have been a connoisseur. It all started with a neighbor’s old dress that was shapeless, paisley pink, and absolutely perfect. At first, I thought I would have to wear the robe over a luxurious bathing suit on the beach or on the way to the beach. But of course its beauty lies in its versatility. The robe can be a swimsuit cover-up or a formal dress. It hides something. It’s mysterious. It can even be a little sexy when paired with chunky jewelry and heels.

I’m calling it now: 2024 is the summer of the kaftan robe. Here are some favorite pieces to add to your closet.

H&M Satin Robe Dress

Yes, you can utilize convenience while still looking put-together. Take some of the hassle out of your everyday life by wearing this draped satin long smock dress and a pair of slippers. Very simple.

Size: XS-2XL

Color: Black, Cream

Material: rayon

Taconic Carolina Robe

Help beat the heat with this crisp cotton tunic, which has a slit at the hem and comes with loose-fitting seven-quarter sleeves that provide extra ventilation to keep you protected from the heat.

Size: XS-3XL

Color: light blue, navy, pink, white, black


Miss Lavish London Women’s Gown Dresses

This robe dress has over 16,000 reviews with a 4.4 star rating and costs less than $20. If you’re still on the fence, note that it’s available in over 40 colors and patterns.

Size: S-3XL

Color: 41 choices

Material: Polyester

Adriana Degreas Exotic Coral Robe

A pink patterned gown like this one is perfect for pairing with some chunky jewelry. Perfect for summer nights out.

Size: SL

Color: pink


Charo Ruiz Kelyk Embroidered English Robe

This piece by Charo Ruiz makes you want to give it a spin. It’s intricate and fun at the same time.

Size: XS-XL

Color: Black

Material: Cotton Blend

Alexandra Miro Roxanne Sheer Robe

This sheer black tunic from Alexandra Miro is vacation wear at its finest.

Size: XS-XL

Color: black

Material: viscose fiber

Michael Star Kate Kaftan

Yes, robes can be sexy, especially with a side slit like the one on this Michael Stars piece.

Size: Unisex

Color: Grey

Material: viscose fiber

Andrea Iyama Tibala Kaftan

Long sleeves, ruched shoulders and billowing sides give this Andrea Iyamah robe a charming shape.

Size: S-XL

Color: Lime

Material: polyester

Tory Burch Embellished Kaftan Long Shirt

If you want a more traditional-looking tunic, consider this 100% linen tunic from Tory Burch.

Size: XS-XL

Color: Warm Nutmeg

Material: Linen

La Vie Style House Floral Lace Long Tunic

There’s no doubt you’ll stand out in the pool in La Vie Style House’s bright green option.

Size: Unisex

Color: Bright Green


Bsubseach Striped Blue Kaftan Dress

This Amazon product is affordable, choppy, and perfect for a day at the beach. Plus, it has pockets!

Size:average size

Color:navy blue


Johanna Ortiz El Tropico Silk Robe

There’s no doubt that the pattern on this silk tunic by Johanna Ortiz is absolutely stunning.

Size: 1-10

Color: Green

Material: Silk