KAFTANS (caftan/قفطان/qaftân), traditional loose-flowing, light coverall robes worn by Muslims, are trending in a big way on the international fashion scene. This unstructured garment is immensely appealing to people in a rough economy as something that can be transformed in different ways. It can be casual, for heading to the beach or hanging out at home, but it’s still something that people can wear outside and feel fashionable in. There are not that many garments that translate so well. Besides, the kaftan’s ability to obscure so-called “figure flaws” also has a great appeal to women who are pregnant or carrying post-pregnancy baby weight.