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A Day In Ikkat

After theA Day In Laceblog post, I decided to do another “A Day In” post as a sequel or series, anything you may call it.

Ikkat, is a hand-woven cloth which originates in Indonesia. It comes in different sizes, and colours. Here, the bodice of my dress has a bigger print, while the body has a slightly smaller print of ikkat.

This dress again, like last time, I styled it once for the morning and then an evening-night look. Now, this time, it is more youthful and college-friendly.

Look 1

For the first look, I have kept everything as minimal and comfortable as I could, to be worn for the day out at a picnic, or for a long day at college. With no accessories at all, I wanted the focus to be on the dress.

With white sneakers to the rescue, which enhances the blue, black and grey on the dress and also, like I suggested in my earlier blog (“Practical(ly) Shoes”), it breaks the monotony of the print.


Look 2

This look, is more of an evening – night look, maybe to wear to the mall, or if you are out for dinner with family and friends. It would work perfectly at a casual party.

All I did here, was glam up the dress a quotient, by adding some red lipstick, BIG hoops, and to match the red lips, red high top sneakers.

I am absolutely in love with this outfit for the reason that it is casual, yet glamorous and comfortable.

Hoops- Zahana Chennai.


This dress is customized by Amethyst, which is a cafe and boutique located in Nungambakkam, Chennai. Now, the reason I am giving so many details, is that, they showcase a number of designers, but are open to accepting your material and designs. Regardless of it being a bit pricey, their finishing is just excellent and faultless. It does take them one whole day just for the finishing, so it is worth every penny that you may spend on customizing anything, from indian-wear to western to fusion. My slip saree too, was made from them.

This was my take on an Ikkat Dress and just two ways of styling it.

Do let me know in the comments on how you would style the dress and your take on a shirt dress.

Until next time…..STAY SASSY!

6 thoughts on “A Day In Ikkat Leave a comment

  1. Wow Jesita you are looking so pretty. Dress and your looks and your shoes were excellent. My love, you are great.


  2. Hi Jesita.
    Firstly kudos for styling Ikat and making it so trendy for college fashion.
    Love the way you have kept it so easy and chic for both day and night wear.
    Totally in need of an Ikat dress for myself after seeing this blog. Also thanks for the detailed information regarding the label and its source..Time for some shopping now on my end.


  3. Kudos to you for making Ikat look so trendy and stylish for college fashion. The fabric and colors make it look so comfy for this summer.
    Love the way you have effortlessly styled two looks keeping it minimalistic and affordable yet chic.
    And thanks so much for giving such detailed information about the label and its source. Now some time for my Ikat shopping 😉


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