Traditional Meets Contemporary In These Dashing Outfits

The style and charm of Indian prints are a class apart. Seeing a well printed piece of Indian fabric sure does tug our hearts in a desire to make it our own. So it is no wonder that even a thousand years after the inception of some of these styles of printing, they are still kept alive with much love and hard work.

After looking at popular styles like Kalamkari and Ikat, here we are with part two of traditional Indian fabric prints in contemporary outfits. Check out these popular styles that are practised across the country:

Dabu Prints

Dabu is an ancient practise of resist printing where mud or clay is placed in portion of the fabric you do not wish to dye. It involves multiple stages of washing and dyeing, that brings out stunning pieces of fabric. The technique, though native to Rajasthan, is now widely practised in a lot of fabric industries, in different types of cloth.

Nykaa has a number of outfits in Dabu prints, including kurtas, dresses and bottom wear. Check out these top styles:

  • Geroo Jaipur Indigo Dabu Hand Block Printed Sleeveless Long Dress
  • Abhishti Earthy Dabu Mustard A Line Kurta
  • Fitoor Pakhi Dabu Wrap Palazzo

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Batik is another resist printing technique, similar to Dabu, but here the resist printing is done using wax. Initially rice starch was used to resist the dye from entering the desired areas of the fabric. The style is believed to date back a thousand years, and is also popular in several parts of the world, mainly Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, etc.

And now, Batik is not only seen in sarees and traditional outfits alone, but in several Indo-Western styles as well. Have a look at these Batik styles available on Nykaa:

  • Inweave White Batik Printed Saree With Blouse Piece
  • Vedic Blue Cotton Batik Printed Kurta
  • Heimat Blue Batik Jacket

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Native to Patan in Gujarat, Patola is popular in the form of sarees weaved in pure silk. It has a very rich history of having been the favourite among royals and aristocrats, and is very expensive till date, owing to the long and time-consuming process taken to make a single piece. To make Patola more popular and accessible, the style is now being used in other styles of outfits and cheaper fabrics as well.

So get your ‘Proper Patola’ from Nykaa’s collection of Patola sarees, shawls and ready-made blouses. Here are some of our favourite picks:

  • Tjori Green Pure Wool Single Ikat Patola Shawl
  • Just B Blue Patola Silk Round Neck Readymade Blouse
  • Mimosa Beige Patola Style Art Silk Saree

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Originally a tribal art practised in northern Maharashtra, Warli was quick to make its appearance into fabrics. Compared to other prints, Warli is not a method of printing, but refers to the design itself. It is seen in a variety of fabric and outfit styles. Though initially painted in white paint on dark, earthen shaded backgrounds, Warli has moved onto a wider palette of colours in contemporary outfits.

Nykaa has a range of outfits in Warli including sarees, kurtas and even footwear. Check out these styles:

  • Salwar Studio Beige Princess Cut Warli Print Readymade Blouse
  • Inweave Beige Warli Printed Saree With Blouse Piece
  • The Haelli Black Warli Juttis

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Check out other popular printing styles like Kalamkari, Ajrakh, Bandhani, Ikat etc. from our previous blog. Apart from all these, there are several other popular fabric printing styles across the country, some of the popular ones being Bagh, Leheriya, Paisley, Sanganer and Temple prints.

So you know what you are looking for next time you go shopping. If you intend to shop online, remember that with Nykaa fashion offers from CashKaro, you can avail up to 60% off on 200+ brands, along with additional cashbacks. Indian prints come into your wardrobes a little easier this way.

So get ready to flaunt your traditional print collection with Nykaa!

Devika is an architect with a passion for writing. Her zest for exploring life, makes her a travel enthusiast with a whopping bucket list that she yearns to complete on the go. Apart from being an avid reader, she loves dancing away to her favorite tunes. An ardent believer of doing what she loves and loving what she does.


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