From the time of the Indus Valley Civilization to that of the British Raj, Indigo has continued to be a part of the Indian ethnicity. Hailing from Akola and Bagru, in Rajasthan, Indigo has not only kept its hold on the Indian fashion industry but is also spreading its legacy around the globe. Being one of the oldest natural dyes, generally used in textile dyeing and printing, it has gained a lot of popularity over the years. This “Blue Gold" has now become the craft to flaunt, owing to its imperial legacy. From men’s shirts to women’s footwear, this beautiful craft has put its foot down in every category, thus becoming a prominent craft on the streets nowadays.
Here we present a few ideas of our own for you to get inspired, and create striking outfits and wardrobe pairings, to make eyes pop all over.
Indigo Block Printed Dupatta
Available in a bevy of Hand Block prints, Indigo can be styled as the Indian Dupatta, while not limiting its pairing with only ethnic outfits. Make jaws drop by teaming the Indigo Dupatta with a White mini or spaghetti Dress and a pair of sneakers. Or take cues from Neha Dhupia, who created an ethnic look with the Indigo Dupatta, Anarkali Kurta, and Printed Pants, as designed by Swati Vijaivargie.
Indigo A-line kurta and Printed Palazzo
Got a flair for the ethnic look? Take your styling skills up a notch by pairing an Indigo Floor Length Kurta with a Boho Chic Jacket, or do a Double Indigo layering in a Kurta, like Kareena Kapoor's Indigo, A-line flared Kurta, showing off two patterns of Indigo, teamed with a Printed Palazzo, designed by Label Anushree.
Indigo Saree with Spaghetti Blouse
Don’t want to wear the saree in an old-fashioned way? Drape the light and breezy Indigo craft, done in Chanderi Silk or Cotton materials, the way you like, with an Off-shoulder Blouse, maybe adding a Leather Jacket, on the side. Or follow Shilpa Shetty’s latest look in an Indigo Shibori Saree draped over that popping Orange Spaghetti Blouse, accessorized with a Leather Belt, as designed by Ragini Ahuja.
Indigo Shrugs or Overlays
Fans of the Rugged Look can wear an Indigo Shrug over a Crop Top, teamed up with a Rugged or Distressed pair of Jeans or Denim shorts, and take over any casual outing. Or you can tap into Taapsee Pannu’s look here- An Indigo Shrug, boasting a Floor length and cut sleeves, over a grey, frilled Maxi Dress designed by Label Anushree.
Indigo is certainly not only for women; men too can get trendy with a Printed Indigo Shirt teamed with grey, white, or sand brown Trousers, to achieve a playful & semi-formal, while also comfortable, look. Men, take a cue from Varun Dhawan, here, wearing an Indigo Shirt with Paisley Prints with a Light Blue Denim Jeans.
Matching Indigo Pants and Dupatta
Get gorgeous with a pair of Printed Indigo Pants and a falling Indigo Dupatta with a Shirt or a Short Kurta in your choice of white, pastel or English colors, optionally adding on a Leather Jacket for a bold look. By the way, did you see how Karishma Kapoor is killing it with her white Cold Shoulder, Embroidered Kurta, Printed Indigo Pants and Dupatta?
Indigo Shirt with a Maxi Skirt
Let’s make Formals interesting with an Indigo Shirt, tucked into white, Pencil-fit Trousers and a pair of heels. Or follow Kriti Sanon’s fashionable Boho look, in the Indigo Buttoned-Up Shirt with three-fourth length sleeves tucked into a Multi-coloured frilled Maxi Skirt.
Indigo Shawls or Stoles
This one’s for men and women, both! You can make a Printed Indigo Shawl your anytime companion, as a breathable protection from the blazing Sun, or a comfortable cover for the chilly Spring Night Breeze. Believe us, they can be very handy!
It’s time for you to get gorgeous by Design Your Own with Fabriclore’s exquisite range of Indigo Fabrics and Dupattas.