This Style’s Popularity Rose 400% in One Year and It’s Like Watercolors for Your Clothes
Get ready to revamp your summer look with batik prints.
Pinterest is the inspiration hub of our time, and people are unlikely to sit still on information about an escalating trend (because of FOMO, another emblem of our time). The discovery tool recently revealed that, in the past year, saves for batik prints have increased 406 percent.
Batik is a centuries-old dyeing technique from Indonesia that features intricate drawings and precise hot wax placement on fabric. Pinterest compares the effect to that of watercolors, but for your clothes. While not all of the searches saved on Pinterest incorporate the original technique, many brands have created prints in the style of batik, giving you a lot of entry points into this colorful, stained-glass-like trend.
Here are some of our favorite batik prints for the summer season.
Splendid's batik-inspired jumpsuit is a great summer staple: It's comfortable, cute, and can be laid back or dressed up with heels and jewelry.
To buy: $158; revolve.com.
One pieces are having a major resurgence right now, and with the countless styles and fits, there's a flattering swimsuit option for everyone. Trina Turk's strapless one piece's patterned band in the center accentuates the smallest part of your waist and perfectly complements the girly-chic sweetheart neckline.
To buy: $68; bloomingdales.com.
Maxi dresses can be the saviors of summer BBQs and outdoor events when there's more humidity than there is breathable air. Anthropologie pretty much embodies the sophisticated bohemian, so you know you can't go wrong starting your batik lifestyle with a maxi dress from the posh but easygoing retailer.
To buy: $150; anthropologie.com.