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Classic To Modern: The Hand Block Printed Dress

Hand block printing is a very traditional form of creating both simple and every elaborate prints on all types of fabrics. There are many different hand block printed dress styles sold throughout India, and finding the right look is just a matter of getting to know what is available.

Traditional Look and Style

A very traditional type of hand block printed dress is the combination of the printed kurta with the tiered skirt, palazzo pants, or the traditional kurta pants. It is also common to find hand block print on Sharara Sets, which feature smaller print that is repeated across the surface of the fabric on both the tiered kurta and the sharara.

Traditional hand block print may also include larger print that forms a pattern across the kurta or the dress. These print patterns often feature floral arrangements and designs that are both feminine as well as very elegant and detailed.

Modern Options

It is also possible to combine the traditional hand block printed dress with a modern style. These Indo Western and Western dress styles can be mid-calf length and feature side belt ties, ties on the half-length sleeves, and a cross body pattern with a yoke. These dresses are a wonderful option for a more casual event, combining classic Indian styles with more modern design.

Jumpsuits that offer a flared leg and off-shoulder top are a stylish choice for a modern, western look. These choices, while not dresses, are very comfortable and practical to wear.