Purple Flounce Kaftan Dress + Style With a Smile Link Up

June 28, 2022
H&M Purple Flounce Kaftan Dress, Zara wicker basket bag, Ted Baker purple sunglasses

I stumbled upon this purple flounce kaftan dress while browsing the H&M website for something else and it immediately jumped out at me. However, when I clicked on the link it had sold out. I looked at similar dresses but none quite tickled my fancy like this one. But then a week or so later I got a notification saying it was back in stock so I was there like a shot. And the cherry on the cake was I had a 25% discount code so it was £30 instead of £40. I ordered a small because I knew this style would run big. and that was definitely the right decision.

I love the deep purple silky fabric – I feel like the big purple one in the Quality Street tin!

It’s probably best suited for holidays as it would be perfect for throwing on over a bikini. It’s quite sheer so I’ve layered a nude slip underneath. I love the deep purple silky fabric – I feel like the big purple one in the Quality Street tin! (That was always my favourite Quality Street chocolate as a child – a treat we only had at Christmas). I kept my accessories neutral with a wicker bag and blush satin wedges. My hair was not behaving so I tied it back and added an embellished headband to disguise the mess! Gold jewellery and big sunglasses always add that necessary touch of glamour, whether it’s for posing poolside or being out and about.

Playing the game on eBay

Not surprisingly, this purple flounce kaftan dress has sold out again. But there are a few to be found on eBay (this one is in the UK and this one is in the US). As is often the case, popular sold out pieces often appear on resale sites at more than the original retail price. However, it’s worth adding them to your watch list if you really want them; if nobody bites, after a while the seller will sometimes lower the price or make you an offer. You have to play the game!

Even pieces from the collection H&M did with Iris Apfel are coming down in price on eBay now…they were being listed for downright ridiculous prices! I can’t stand these so-called “scalpers” who buy up highly sought after stock to resell at highly inflated prices. If there’s something I really want I’m prepared to play the long game. Patience really does pay off in the end!

Have you ever waited a long time to find something that had sold out?

H&M Purple Flounce Kaftan Dress, Zara wicker basket bag, Ted Baker purple sunglasses
H&M Purple Flounce Kaftan Dress, Zara wicker basket bag, Ted Baker purple sunglasses
H&M Purple Flounce Kaftan Dress, Zara wicker basket bag, Ted Baker purple sunglasses
 Zara wicker basket bag, Coast blush pink satin wedge espadrilles
H&M Purple Flounce Kaftan Dress, Zara wicker basket bag, Ted Baker purple sunglasses
H&M Purple Flounce Kaftan Dress, Zara wicker basket bag, Ted Baker purple sunglasses

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H&M Purple Flounce Kaftan Dress, Zara wicker basket bag, Ted Baker purple sunglasses
H&M Purple Flounce Kaftan Dress, Zara wicker basket bag, Ted Baker purple sunglasses

H&M dress (sold out but there are a few on eBay – UK and US) | Zara bag (old) | Ted Baker sunglasses (old) | Pia headband (similar) | Coast sandals | Ottoman Hands earrings | Yaa Yaa London ring | necklace from TKMaxx

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19 responses to “Purple Flounce Kaftan Dress + Style With a Smile Link Up”

  1. This caftan is gorgeous! The purple is a wonderful color on you. I can see why it sold out quickly. Thanks for the link up Emma!

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  2. That color is stunning on you! I love a good caftan, they are just so chic and comfortable for summer!
    xo,
    Kellyann

  3. Amber says:

    What a beautiful piece! I agree with you that the purple is gorgeous and looks so luxurious!

    I hope you are having a great week so far!

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  4. Cheryl Shops says:

    How lucky you were to find that fabulous caftan! And I’m with you, I hate it when a collection sells out right away then everything pops up on the resale sites for a gazillion times the price—not cool!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  5. Gail says:

    Show stopper of a dress, perfect for holidays! It does remind of the Purple One, but in a good way! x

  6. Nancy says:

    Wow what a amazing kaftan! What a deep rich colour. Great idea btw, a hairband, I should think more of that as my hair is such a mess. Blaming menopause…..

  7. Katie says:

    What a gorgeous kaftan! I love the color! So glad that it came back in stock for you!

    Katie
    http://www.hellokatiegirlblog.com/

  8. Emma you look stunning! What a great dress, what a colour!
    Yes I surch sometimes, but I would’nt buy this high prices from Ebay. I wait, like you and play the game.
    XO Tina

  9. Lovely says:

    The kaftan is beautiful! Gorgeous color on you!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    http://www.mynameislovely.com

  10. Jennifer says:

    This colour is gorgeous!

    Jennifer
    Curated by Jennifer

  11. Suzy Turner says:

    That colour is absolutely divine, Emma! I like to play the long game as well. Sometimes it works out, sometimes not. But I’m definitely not prepared to be ripped off lol!
    Hugs
    Suzy xx

  12. This is such a fun flouncy kaftan, Emma, and the purple is so wonderful on you! I really like your cute little wicker bag, too. I have never played the ebay shopping game because I just don’t have the patience. But I do admire your patience and tenacity for watching and waiting it out until you get the thing you love for a great deal! You always do find the most amazing and unique pieces.

    Shelbee

  13. That fabric is beautiful! I love the rich purple shade and the sheen! The ruffles and belt are a great touch too!

  14. This kaftan dress and its color are a real statement piece. Plus it’s timeless and looks flattering on you. Great buy!

  15. Di says:

    What a wonderful statement piece this is! I love the vibrant purple color, and the unusual shape-it looks great on you. Well worth the patience it took to add it to your collection! Thanks for sharing and have a good week!

  16. Anna Marcus says:

    This dress looks amazing Emma, no wonder it fly off the shelves in a jiffy. This reach colour looks lovely on you
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  17. Michelle says:

    The color of the kaftan is sooooo yummy! I can see why you were drawn to it. I’m so glad you were able to get it!

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

  18. Thank you for the feature! I love the ruffles and the rich purple color on you! H&M can drive me a bit batty at times, as usually the things I like get sold out in an instant! You look great and will be standing out for sure in this beautiful piece.I love the little rattan bag too!
    Have a great weekend!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

  19. Jacqui Berry says:

    Wow, this is cute. This colour really suits you as does the style of this dress. Nice one Emma. x

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