Designer Payal Singhal, who has been making kaftans since 2010, found it the obvious option during quaran-time.

“It has been a phase for loungewear, and within that, twinsets (like night suit and sweatshirt and pant pairs) and kaftans really picked up. And how much of the former can you wear through the day? At the same time, why would you get all dressed up at home when you are not meeting anyone or going out? The kaftan is such a loungewear staple that it bridges the gap between those two sides without you coming across as too over- or under- dressed,” she says.