Ikat is a hand dyed and hand woven double weave technique that is used to create geometric patterns. Ikat is traditionally woven in Pochampally in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Gujarat in India. But the fabric and pattern is popular world over, especially in Africa and Central Asia. Traditionally, ikat fabrics were used only in ethnic wear- sarees and suits... But this season, the weave has been given a grand makeover. Here are 15 ikat outfits for the girl who loves her desi swag with a touch of contemporary!
1. Olive Sunshine
What better than a shift dress that is anti-fit and will look great on every girl, across all body types. The colour is edgy, and accessorising it with minimal jewellery is the way to pair this dress.
Price: Rs 1,199. Buy it here.
2. Layer Up Right
This fab ikat jacket is perfect to match all your outfits. The versatile colour makes this a must-have in your closet as it can be paired with your suits and dresses, giving them a really stylish and unique twist!
Price: Rs 1,299. Buy it here.
3. Two In One
This kurta cum dress is a winner in our ikat must-have list. The different patterns ensure that it looks really chic while maintaining the traditional vibe. Pair it with loungey trousers, cigarette pants or a simple churidaar for an Indian look, and without any bottoms to work it as a dress! Don’t you just love pieces that can be worn in so many different ways?!
Price: Rs 1,200. Buy it here.
4. Mustard Love
A shirt dress is a silhouette that suits everyone, especially when it comes with a belt. Perfect for a lunch date or a casual day out, pair this with T-shaped flats and minimal accessories to look stunning.
Price: Rs 1,699. Buy it here.
5. A Panelled Weave
Add a little element of fun with this cutesy dress that comes with a contrast ikat panelling and pompoms. This is such a comfy and stylish dress to accessorize… You can wear it to the beach and to the bar. Pair it with beaded flats and silver jewellery to look fab!
Price: Rs 1,999. Buy it here.
6. Asymmetrical Balance
Asymmetrical silhouettes are majorly in trend and they’re not going anywhere, anytime soon. This kurta dress is ideal for the days you want to throw on something relaxed, unstructured yet bold. Pair this with a broad tan brown belt and tan heels to perk up the look.
Price: Rs 2,000. Buy it here.
7. Indigo Chic
Indigo + ikat is such an amazing combination. Wear it with your favourite sneakers and quirky earrings for a fun, casual look! The empire waist makes this dress a real fun piece to own.
Price: Rs 2,350. Buy it here.
8. Belt It Up
A shirt dress is an outfit that can be worn to work and for a casual day out. Pair this with a waterfall jacket, a chunky choker and a tote bag to complete your look.
Price: Rs 2,039. Buy it here.
9. Tunic Times
A tunic top or kurta with a slit is the right mix of conventional and cool. It works perfectly for all your summer dos and can be made dressy by adding tonnes of jewellery. Pair it with your stilettos for a classy look.
Price: Rs 2,650. Buy it here.
10. A Dash Of Red
This one’s a really comfy dress that can also be worn as a kurta. Style it differently for different occasions. Add a pair of sneakers for a casual day out or a pair it with palazzos for an ethnic look. In both cases, don’t forget to put on some bling!
Price: Rs 2,500. Buy it here.
11. Shrug Game Strong
Add this stunning jacket over an all black outfit, be it your jeans or your LBD, this shrug is bound to brighten up your look. Add some bangles and a headwrap to nail a bohemian look!
Price: Rs 1,400. Buy it here.
12. Beautiful Basics
This panelled red and blue kurti style top is basic but beautiful. Wear it with a pair of mules or sky high heels. You can also wear this with a pretty ethnic skirt and chaand baalis for a festive look!
Price: Rs 1,500. Buy it here.
13. Kurta Plus A Dress
You can’t go wrong with a simple full-sleeved kurta, especially when it comes in vibrant patterns of blue and red. Style it right with your favourite distressed denims or boyfriend jeans and kolhapuris for an amazing #OOTD!
Price: Rs 2,490. Buy it here.
14. Two In One
A jacket and a top- how cool is this piece? This two in one jacket-top will make sure you stay fashion forward all season. The bright blue that comes with a neon bow will make for the perfect fashion girl item to own. You can wear it as a top or over a plain white shirt to give it some character!
Price: Rs 2,500. Buy it here.
15. Crop It Like It’s Hot
No list would be complete without an amazing, off-shoulder crop top and this is exactly that, made with a handloom twist. This top screams sexy, flirty and fun without being OTT, at all!
Price: Rs 1,780. Buy it here.
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