5 Creative Ways to Wear Ikat Fabric

Are you partial to polka dots? A fan of florals? A lover of leopard print? If so, you’re sure to love wearing clothes and accessories made from ikat fabric!

Originally from Indonesia, the ikat technique involves resist dyeing on the yarns. This leaves distinctive patterns that often appear slightly blurred for a soft appearance that’s both unique and unmistakable. And, with ikat prints set to become one of the top fashion trends for this summer, it’s a great time to consider new ways to incorporate ikat into your collection!

But what are some different ways to wear ikat fabric? Let’s take a look!

  1. Ikat Maxi Dress

The bold and colorful prints typical in the tradition of ikat textiles are perfect for making a style statement in a summer-ready maxi dress. What’s more, there are so many different ikat fabrics to choose from, it’s easy to find a print you love! Or, you might even want to stock up on a range of different fabrics so that you can have a whole range of beautiful ikat dresses!

  1. Ikat Scarf

Not ready to commit to head-to-toe print? If so, adding an ikat scarf to your look is simple and effective!

In the same way that ikat pillowcases are ideal for adding some print to your living room, a simple ikat scarf is sure to brighten up even the most basic outfits. Whether you tie it around your neck, in your hair, or use it as a belt, all eyes will be on your hot new ikat accessory!

  1. Ikat Co-ord

From slinky pants and a matching tunic to pretty summer two-pieces, coordinating sets are the hottest way to wear prints right now. Turning your ikat fabric into a co-ord also means you’ll have two ikat pieces to mix and match with other items in your closet. But, for maximum impact, wear a full ikat skirt with a simple ikat top, making sure to expose a strip of bare flesh in the middle!

  1. Ikat Jumpsuit

If you’re more into pants than dresses and skirts, an ikat jumpsuit offers a cool and comfortable compromise. Go short in an ikat romper for lazy days at the beach or long in an ikat jumpsuit for instant cool points. Then, all you’ll need to complete your eye-catching look is a bold pair of earrings and some chunky sandals. 

  1. Ikat Mini Skirt

Pairing an ikat mini skirt with a simple white t-shirt is ideal for playing down this bold fabric and keeping things understated. You could even finish off your casual ikat look with a pair of battered sneakers or retro high-tops to turn this traditional fabric into a modern style statement. 

Creative Ways to Wear Ikat Fabric

As these creative ideas show, wearing a daring and distinctive fabric like ikat is a lot simpler than you might have thought. 

Whether you want to play it safe with a simple ikat fabric scarf or go bold in a floor-length ikat maxi, there’s a way to wear ikat for everyone!

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