Artisan Crafted Little Black Modal Dress
Lorena, Artisan Crafted Little Black Modal Dress
Size: Black - S,Black - M,Black - L,Black - XL,Black - XXL,Blue - S,Blue - M,Blue - L,Blue - XL,Blue - XXL
Janet MolloyEvery woman deserves the perfect little black dress. This coal-black beauty, designed by Bali's Janet Molloy, just might fit the bill. Crafted from smooth, soft modal with just a hint of spandex, the...$64.95
Artist: Janet Molloy
Hand Made Black Modal Shirtdress from Bali
Windbreaker, Hand Made Black Modal Shirtdress from Bali
Color - Size: Black - S,Black - M,Black - L,Black - XL,Black- XXL,Blue - S,Blue - M,Blue - L,Blue - XL,Blue - XXL
Janet MolloyCan't decide what to wear? Try this shirtdress designed by Bali's Janet Molly that doubles as jacket! Crafted from smooth, soft modal with just a hint of spandex, the dress features a long row of snap...$64.95
Artist: Janet Molloy
Plum Floral Batik Rayon Sundress Handmade in Bali
Lavish Garden, Plum Floral Batik Rayon Sundress Handmade in Bali
Galuh KenangaRelax in the sun in this gorgeous sundress by Indonesian artisan Galuh Kenanga. The beautiful plum dress is decorated with a hand-stamped ash batik print that depicts the beauty of the jasmine flower....$74.99
Embroidered Rayon Fit & Flare Dress in Azure from Bali
Azure Kirana, Embroidered Rayon Fit & Flare Dress in Azure from Bali
Made SuciatiDesigned by Balinese artisan Made Suciati, this luxurious fit & flare dress is sure to draw attention wherever it goes. Crafted of rayon, this dress features a solid color in azure with floral...$94.99
Artist: Made Suciati
Floral Printed Cotton Tunic-Style Dress in Cerulean
Garden Bliss, Floral Printed Cotton Tunic-Style Dress in Cerulean
Shashi SehgalBlissful in its beauty, this cerulean cotton tunic-style dress displays printed floral motifs in russet and navy. Shashi Sehagl designs this Indian dress, completed with a button-up front and a tie...$59.99
Handmade Batik Rayon Maxi Dress from Bali
Vintage Batik, Handmade Batik Rayon Maxi Dress from Bali
Wayan Arta and SharonCreate some magic in this charming maxi dress in shades of juicy violet and mulberry. By Balinese artisans Wayan Arta and Sharon, the cool rayon dress features an asymmetrical v-neck and a floral...$99.95
Artist: Wayan Arta and Sharon
Embroidered Rayon Fit & Flare Dress in Onyx from Bali
Onyx Kirana, Embroidered Rayon Fit & Flare Dress in Onyx from Bali
Made SuciatiDesigned by Balinese artisan Made Suciati, this luxurious fit & flare dress is sure to draw attention wherever it goes. Crafted of rayon, this dress features a solid color in onyx with floral...$67.99
Artist: Made Suciati
Short Sleeve White and Olive Floral on Black Rayon Dress
Bali Garden, Short Sleeve White and Olive Floral on Black Rayon Dress
Ratu and DeviSweet and stylish, this rayon midi dress designed by Ratu and Devi of Bali is an excellent choice for a garden party or fun occasion. The beautiful, silkscreened print features white flowers with...$59.99
Artist: Ratu and Devi
Delhi Spring in Wedgwood
Cotton A-Line Summer Dress in Wedgwood Blue
Delhi Spring in Wedgwood, Cotton A-Line Summer Dress in Wedgwood Blue
Shashi SehgalEvoking the beauty of spring in Delhi, this cotton A-line dress from India is designed by Shashi Seghal. Subtle tone-on-tone motifs decorate this light blue dress, which is accented at the chest with...$69.99
Tie-Dyed Cotton Dress in Denim from India
Denim Ecstasy, Tie-Dyed Cotton Dress in Denim from India
Shashi SehgalIndian artisan Shashi Sehgal designs a dress that will put you in an ecstatic mood. Crafted of cotton, the long dress features thin straps and a textured bodice. A pleated skirt falls luxuriously...
Elastic Back Turquoise Rayon Batik Sundress from Bali
Turquoise Trance, Elastic Back Turquoise Rayon Batik Sundress from Bali
Galuh KenangaDesigned by Galuh Kenanga in Bali, this beautiful sundress showcases Indonesian hand-stamped batik. Traditional motifs flow across fields of turquoise in a frock to wear all summer long. It features a...$59.99
Floral Rayon Tunic-Style Dress in Strawberry from Bali
Strawberry Bouquet, Floral Rayon Tunic-Style Dress in Strawberry from Bali
Ratu and DeviDisplaying lovely floral motifs printed over a body of strawberry red, this tunic-style dress is designed by Bali's Ratu and Devi. Crafted from rayon, this lovely dress features a tie closure on the...
Artist: Ratu and Devi
Long White Sleeveless Rayon Dress from India
Eternal White, Long White Sleeveless Rayon Dress from India
Sandip AgarwalExude grace in this beautiful semi-sheer, egg-shell white rayon dress designed by Sandip Agarwal. The front yoke features a gorgeous floral motif in a lacy fabric that adds to the femininity of the...
Artist: Sandip Agarwal
Thai Tribal in Tan
Thai Tribal in Tan, Cotton dress
Jariya KakaewJariya Kakaew designs a brown dress that is rich in ethnic chic and ideal for today's trends. The v-neck, slip on cotton dress finishes with a hand-braided fringe and has short yet ample sleeves....
Artist: Jariya Kakaew
Thai Tribal in White
Thai Tribal in White, Cotton dress
Jariya KakaewJariya Kakaew designs a white dress that is rich in ethnic chic and ideal for today's trends. The v-neck, slip on cotton dress finishes with a hand-braided fringe and has short yet ample sleeves....
Artist: Jariya Kakaew
Jersey knit sundress
Balinese Charleston, Jersey knit sundress
Galuh KenangaDesigned by Galuh Kenanga, this charming blue sundress features wide straps, a low scoop neck and a flirty drop waist. A drawstring at the hips ties in the front.
Fit and Flare Clothing(16 items)
Welcome to NOVICA's Fit and Flare Clothing Collection designed and crafted for you by talented artisans worldwide.
The Village Council
Your answers straight from the village experts
Traditional methods of hand crafting robes vary by region, culture, and historical context. Two common techniques that allow artisans to create luxurious, wearable, highly-detailed robes are hand-painting and hand-stitching. In Bali, where the practice of making robes by hand has been passed down for generations, the traditional method of batik is a signature style. The Batik Tulis, for example, is a technique that utilizes wax-resistant dye that is then applied directly to the cloth. It is an intricate, patient process that can produce extraordinarily detailed pieces. Batik Cap is another classic technique where a copper stamp is repeatedly pressed with the wax-resistant dye onto the cloth. This process creates patterns on the garment that are then dip-dyed to saturate color into the unwaxed parts of the robe. Both batik techniques produce unique pieces that represent the incredible talent of our artisans in Bali.
Each region puts its signature mark on its handmade robes. In Thailand, for example, designs featuring geometric patterns and labyrinth motifs are trending. These patterns are hand-woven to create a ruched texture that highlights the intricacy of each garment. From Bali to Java, our artisans have seen their batik motifs become customer favorites. These wearable canvases feature both hand-painted and hand-printed designs, making for vibrant, one-of-a-kind pieces that allow for artisans and customers to showcase their individuality.
The fit, feel, and fabric of a robe should transport you to a place of rest and relaxation. Novicas handmade robes exude comfort, because artisans attend to every detail with painstaking care. Robes made from silk, cotton, or rayon can provide high levels of comfort and versatility. One should look for breathability, absorbency, and versatility when purchasing a robe. Additionally, hypoallergenic fibers, like cotton, can provide comfort to those with sensitive skin. Whether one is looking for a lightweight fabric or a lavishly-woven robe, every handmade piece from Novica artisans brings an expressive twist to new styles and a fresh take on the classics.
Handmade robes are fine, delicate pieces. These garments require a bit more care when it comes to laundering. Hand-washing in cold water always produces the best results. For machine wash, one can use cold water and the delicate cycle. Avoid twisting or harshly handling the fabric, and never use intense heat settings while drying the robe. Air drying while the fibers are laid flat will help to prevent excessive wear on the fabric, as well as preserve the vibrancy of the robes colors. Always dry a batik or hand-painted robe in the shade.
The journey of the traditional robe throughout history is meandering and culturally specific. Here are just a few of the important stops along the way. In Japan, kimonos are an adaptable garment that have been a staple of cultural fashion since the Heian period. The robes from Bali are influenced by the classic Japanese kimono and yukata. The kimono is crafted with silk and worn over many layers in the winter while the yukata is a summer garment made with a single layer of cotton. Both of these styles reflect the artisans' take on a traditional style. In prehistoric Rome, robes were used to identify social status and to signify special ranks within communities. And by the 1700s, dressing gowns were a fashionable piece in the western wardrobe.
The most popular materials for crafting handmade robes are natural fibers such as silk and cotton. Because silk is a light-weight, water-resistant fiber, it provides the wearer a sense of luxury and comfort. Rayon is a natural-based material made up of an organic compound derived from cotton extract or wood pulp. This fiber is extremely durable, breathable, and cost effective. Cotton is celebrated for its comfortability and elasticity, and it provides excellent insulation. These fibers make for garments that exude luxury and relaxation.
Featured Reviews on Fit and Flare Clothing
An elegant and comfortable dress!
Unique design, especially at the neck; colours are well chosen. Long, flowing dress that grabs the attention of everyone who sees it. I have received many compliments from strangers almost every time I wear it. Simply love it!
Dress is gorgeous, well-made, & drapes beautifully
As with other personal purchases with Novica throughout the years, this nightlife wardrobe option was worth the wait. The dress is just as depicted and described. I needed something attractive yet understated, with a good weight for summer. It drapes beautifully, offering a little roominess for a sensual, soft appeal. As a jazz singer, black is my go-to, and this dress is perfect, not binding but fits well, has lovely detail in the design but doesnt detract from the wearer. First time wearing it out garnered turned heads and appreciative looks..
over the top
a real head turner. you will not see this quality and style at twice the price. outstanding workmanship
Shashi Sehgal Cotton apparel
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