Free People

New World Kaftan

$31 to buy
$128 retail
Stylist Notes

Update your white tee with this Free People kaftan. An unfinished hem and delicate accessories like, Gorjana Accessories' Knox Pave Dagger Necklace, make the look feel effortless.

Size & Fit

This top runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: XS - L.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Not Fitted - comfortable room throughout midsection

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra. We recommend nude undergarments.
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

White cotton plain weave (40% cotton, 40% viscose, 20% linen). Short kimono sleeves with embroidery. V-Neckline. Kaftan with sheer back. 23” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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37 reviews
Fit
Large
(16)
True to Size
(7)
Small
(0)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
June 24, 2015
Rented as part of Unlimited

I'm a big girl and this ran huge. I looked like I was wearing a vintage table cloth. Having said that it was very well made and beautifully embroidered. If you are skinny and can handle lots of extra fabric then this is a great item. If you are not, maybe not so much.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
November 21, 2015
Hate to sound like a Debby Downer, but this was a forgettable sartorial moment.

So, it's a breezy boho concept that was poorly executed by Free People. It's called a kaftan, yet is more aptly categorized as maternity wear. The embroidery was nice and the fabric very soft, but it was a flimsy, overly sheer material. To be honest, the top belongs in Forever 21. It just felt kind of cheap and unflattering. And I think it's more of a one size fits all situation, wherein any size would be best suited with the XS. Seriously, the small was like wearing a tent.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 189lbs
February 2, 2016
Fun shirt

I wore this shirt with jeans and boots and it looked really great. It is very loose and you need to go down one or two sizes. In addition, you should wear a shirt underneath like a camisole or something like that so that you are not exposing yourself.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 65
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
February 10, 2016
Flowy and floral

So, true to free people this runs big because it is meant to be flowy. But I don't understand what someone shorter than me would have done. It came to my mid thigh. But if you are 5'5" or taller go for it because it is feminine and has this very subtle floral on the back and I loved it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118lbs
March 29, 2016
Loved this feminine , whimsical shirt

Very flowy with a see thru back though so needs a tank top underneath

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 30F
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
May 2, 2016
Cute top great for postpartum

This definitely fits generously. Right now I wear a small or medium (1 month postpartum), and the XS fit well. Very flattering and forgiving for my body right now.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
April 5, 2016
It was a perfect choice for a hot day of shopping on Rodeo Drive. Paired with skinny jeans! Cute!

The fit is very loose, typical of Free People. I am not a Small normally, but am in FP tops.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 140lbs
April 16, 2016
Beautiful design!

Absolutely love this shirt! This will definitely be a repeat rental.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
May 16, 2016
Not great for pear shapes

I wanted to love this shirt but ultimately it was too unflattering to wear. It hit at the widest point of my hips and was more boxy than drapey. The material was great though!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
June 23, 2016
Flowy

This is sometimes unwieldy but very cute and got lots of compliments

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
April 11, 2017
Wore this to Florida in April!

Loved this top! Runs large and flowy, but that's what I wanted! Perfect wear for my post beach sunburnt shoulders. The back of this top is beautiful! Would rent again!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 132lbs
April 27, 2017
Boho

This obviously runs very large. If you normally wear a large I would still order an extra small. There are long armholes so you can see in slightly from the side, so I paired with a bralette. It is also slightly sheer but not enough that you have to wear a shirt underneath if you don't want. I have worn this twice and received multiple compliments on it each time.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
July 5, 2017
Way too big!

Does not fit properly. Can see everything through the sides of the shirt.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 185lbs
October 12, 2017
Huge - order way down!

Was really looking forward to this but it was almost a dress on me at 5'3".

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 47
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 170lbs
May 20, 2015
eeh; It looked better in the picture.

It's very big. It's light. Feels like it would be fun to put on at the beach over your swimsuit.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 55
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
June 3, 2015
This looks like a see-through worn out nightgown. I didn't wear it.

I never leave bad reviews but this top just wasn't good for me. It was very sheer and very large fitting. The armholes are so large that when you lift your arm you can see your skin and bra. I know that Free People has loose fitting clothing with a bohemian vibe and I've worn some of their stuff and loved it so that's why I thought this would be a good choice. It made me look heavy and was extremely unflattering on me.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
June 6, 2015
Runs very, very large - SIZE DOWN

This top is MASSIVE!!!! Seriously. It's not a cute, oversized big top....it's huge! Like, you can't wear it huge! I am usually a size 4 (S), but this small sized shirt fit one of my friends who is a size 16! Size down at least TWO sizes.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 50
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
July 21, 2015
Perfect!

Runs large so order down. Wore to wine festival with shorts and flip flops. I loved it. Very roomy and flows.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38G
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
August 9, 2015
Not for me

This was huge! More like a moo moo tunic. I am busty and it was not flattering, must layer this pierce as everything is exposed.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 180lbs
September 28, 2015
designed to be big, and fills that beautifully

Very much a free people top-- loose, the back has beautiful embroidery, and it'a a lot of fun to wear. I normally wear a L, rented the M and it was still quite large, but if you want a flowing tunic it fits the bill! I wore it as a cover up, with (longer) shorts for an outdoor movie, and with pants to work.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 0
Age: 37
February 3, 2016
I was looking for something comfy and stylish.

This was comfy, but I am small and the extra small was pretty big. Order down a size and if you are on the small spectrum of XS this might be a little too large.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
February 28, 2016
Cute Shirt, just a little big

The large is really big! I usually like things big and flowy but I almost didn't wear it because it was a little excessive. I forgot Free People normally runs on the bigger side. It was Super cute though and got lots of compliments! I would definitely rent again!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 49
April 25, 2016
Cute, comfortable, runs very, large

Cute, comfortable, runs very large.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 22, 2015
Weird. Wide. Not flattering.

I cannot imagine who this shirt was designed for. If this shirt was 3 feet wide I wouldn’t be exaggerating. It is HUGE. Also, a large portion of the shirt is a plain cotton which was kind of sticky/clingy despite it being enormous. I tried this on with jeans, but ended up not wearing it and sent it back straight away. Disappointing.

Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
October 26, 2015
Cute and comfortable

This top is flowy, etherial, and very comfortable. Wish I could have kept it!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Age: 57
February 8, 2016
Too large did not wear

It is supposed to be large but it was really large

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 53
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 131lbs
May 31, 2016
Fun BottleRock top

I wore this comfy top during BottleRock weekend. It's made from drapey/swingy jersey cotton fabric and has lace panels on the back and sleeves. As others have said, it does run large. And it's a true tunic -- it could also be worn as a swimsuit cover up. The jersey part of this top has an unfinished hem which was unraveling a tiny bit here and there from wear, but it was hardly noticeable. Great rental.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
October 22, 2016
Fun and flowy!

This top is so my vibe. Hides the whole tummy area and some arm too while keeping a great hippie vibe. <3

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 44
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
January 27, 2017
Pretty shirt, but runs really big.

This material and style is very pretty, but the blouse is huge and much too long for a shorter person. I rented the XS and could not wear it. Would maybe fit better on a taller person.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 46
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
May 8, 2017
This one was a little worn.

It was a super nice had it been new. The shirt was a little old and grungy. So I didn't wear it

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
June 29, 2015
STYLIST REVIEW!!

This is a fantastic bohemian summer top! This is sheer top is light an airy with beautiful detail on the back. While this top runs slightly large- this is a Kaftan, and meant to be an over-sized look and loose fitting. This top pairs well with skinny jeans or shorts. I would only recommend sizing down if you do not want the intended over-sized fit. This is truly a great comfortable summer top to mix into your wardrobe!

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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Age: 22
March 3, 2016
So cute for everyday.

Super cute. It's a great length for a beach cover up. Works well with leggings or pants, kind of a weird length to wear with a skirt, unless you size down. Very flowy and comfortable.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 115lbs
March 22, 2016
Vacation

Adorable for cover up...free flowing and comfortable. Very simple piece which received many compliments

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 48
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
March 26, 2016
Easy and fun to wear green-marketing uptown for day two of a staycation with my partner.

True, this was billowy to the extreme; I was grateful I had read other folks' reviews. I was glad I had rented the size I would had reached for on the rack, though I was (foolishly, maybe, given the accuracy of the photos) surprised by the sheer panels for sleeves. The v-neck opening allowed the shoulders to line up without any trouble. I wore a boy's tank under it, a cashmere poncho over it, and a long striped scarf with it. I added boots to toughen it up. I'm not sure I would rent it again, but I liked it this time around.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38DD
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 190lbs
May 23, 2015
Breezy

I got this for a weekend at the beach. Wore it with jeans. Awesome top. Hid all my flaws while being comfortable and looking chic. I don't think the online image does this shirt any justice. It's a lot more intricate in real life.

Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Age: 33
February 23, 2016
Feminine, bohemian, and flattering.

It fits true to size, but its a loose, flowing style. I felt very comfortable and bohemian chic. I got lots of compliments!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 130lbs
March 25, 2018
not spring yet

i didn't wear this - it was just too darn cold out

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