The caftan is a variation of the modern day robe, although its origins are in ancient Mesopotamia, from the Arabic "qaftan." And like its predecessors, it is frequently beautifully patterned and flowing. Women's caftan styles vary from pullover styles with v-necklines or mandarin collars, and banded contrast bodices to zip front styles. Both long and short lengths are popular, with voluminous kimono sleeves. Fabrics range from lustrous woven polyester satins to cozy Supima cotton blends, warm micro-terry knits, soft velours and more. Caftan nightgowns may be worn as sleepwear as well as an alternative to robes, in rich solid colors, splashy florals and Asian-inspired garden prints. Explore the many caftans that are available in plus sizes at HerRoom for your sleeping and lounging style and comfort.