May 31, 2012

Ikat - The Not So New Hot Thing

I love tribal inspired fashion but I can't say I've ever really been drawn towards Ikat prints, I don't know, they always just seemed a little too bold and geometric for me. But lately Ikay prints have been catching my eye, especially when in the form of maxi dresses.


I'm also finding myself partial to blue and white Ikat prints, or really any other color with white. I'm especially digging the Harvey Nichols dress above, which comes in a few colors. I think it's prefer for summer and would be perfectly happy wearing it every day for the next three months. I also love the Thakoon dress (mostly because I love anything Thakoon makes) but even at the sale price of $349 it's just never going to happen.

However, while creating this post I discovered Warehouse and I'm totally blown away by their super cute clothes at totally reasonable prices...A 100% silk dress for $116? I'll take it! The Ikat dress above is also silk (and machine washable!) and on sale for $81. Has anyone purchased from this company before? Are the deals too good to be true? I want to believe so bad!

But I digress, back to Ikat, which, by the way, refers to the pattern - if you haven't already figured that out. It's similar to tie dying and originated during Pre-Columbian times in Central and South America (which I didn't know, thanks wikipedia!)





Ikat isn't only limited to clothing. I am loving this Ditte Sofa from Anthropologie, which you can own for the low price of $3,298. Although considering the price of furniture these days, that's about par for the course.

Clockwise: Karma Living Ikat Lover Pillow in Green; Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent Flats (on sale!); Dolce Vita Augustina Ikat Shorts; Rebecca Minkoff Ikat MAC Clutch; Hanne Bloch Once Piece Swimsuit (kind of but not really Ikat, but too pretty to not include).


Anyone jumping on this trend? Anyone running the hell away? I have an unabashed love for tie dye, so maybe Ikat is like its classier older cousin that I need to make friends with? Like I said, I'd really like to make close friends with those maxi dresses...

8 comments:

  1. Running as far away as I can. These are all over Target and many other retailers but I cannot wrap my brain around them. I am tall enough for a maxi dress so I would like to rock one but it is going to take a special design to catch my attention (maybe even just taking it down a notch)

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    1. Yeah, I have to say, the super colorful and bright ones overwhelm me a bit

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  2. Oh my gosh, I love the dresses!! All of them. Can I have them please?!

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    1. I want to move to a tropical island where i can wear a swimsuit and a summer dress everyday!

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  3. beautiful maxi dresses! xx

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  4. the dresses are so pretty! makes me ready for Friday night!!!
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  5. im not jumping on the trend - I'm admiring from afar - ha ha! but i do love it x

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  6. Love those maxi dresses! <3

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