A Day In Ikkat

After the 'A Day In Lace' blog 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. IMG_1264IMG_1267IMG_1255IMG_1260IMG_1271IMG_1264IMG_1258IMG_1267

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!