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Trend Alert: 10 Ways to Pull off 2013's 'It' Pattern, Ikat (PHOTOS)

Posted: 04/26/2013 11:31 am

Whether it's defined as slightly tribal, a cousin of chevron, or totally tie-dye, we can say one thing: we love ikat. Patterns are already one the hottest wedding trends, and ikat is right there among the most popular this year. With a dash of black and white, this woven pattern can transform for a formal affair just as easily as it can fit into a rustic fete filled with warm, summery hues. We've said it once, and we'll say it again - define your style with a pattern. Maybe ikat is the one for you.

Dresses, invitations, linens, and more are filling the ikat gallery from Lover.ly, so make sure to take a peek. What's your favorite wedding pattern? Let us know in the comments!

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  • Invites in Coral & Mint

    One of our first pieces of ikat inspiration, we love the weaving and blocking of this ikat pattern invite. <a href="http://lover.ly/explore?q=coral%2C+teal&utm_source=huffpo4-24-13ikat&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=huffpo4-24-13ikat" target="_hplink">Coral and teal are one of our favorite color pairs.</a> Photo by: <a href='http://r.lover.ly/redir.php/Ib/34GAU5Lg_bmE=' alt='Swank Photo Studio' target='_blank'>Swank Photo Studio</a> on <a target='_blank' href='http://r.lover.ly/redir.php/MdYNAgmzh6Q_aHR0cDovL2xvdmVyLmx5L1RHS0Rlc2lnbnM=' alt='The Green Kangaroo' target='_blank'>The Green Kangaroo</a> via <a href='http://lover.ly/image/384925' alt='' target='_blank'>Lover.ly</a>

  • Patterned Shoes

    Patterned shoes are always a plus, and you can’t go wrong with ikat. <a href="http://lover.ly/explore?q=flats&utm_source=huffpo4-24-13ikat&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=huffpo4-24-13ikat" target="_hplink">Are you planning to wear flats? We’re sure you’ll look fabulous.</a> Photo on <a href="http://www.societybride.com/2013/03/04/for-the-love-of-ikat/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=for-the-love-of-ikat" target="_hplink">Society Bride</a> via <a href="http://lover.ly/image/429022" target="_hplink">Lover.ly</a>

  • A Dress for a Guest

    A classic take on the ikat pattern trend, this flattering dress is a favorite to wear as a guest to a wedding of any style. <a href="http://lover.ly/explore?q=guest+dress&utm_source=huffpo4-24-13ikat&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=huffpo4-24-13ikat" target="_hplink">What to wear as a guest…</a> Adrianna Papell Ikat Print Sheath Dress From <a target='_blank' href='http://r.lover.ly/redir.php/o/AS/OcjiRs_aHR0cDovL3Nob3Aubm9yZHN0cm9tLmNvbS9jL3dlZGRpbmctZ3Vlc3QtZHJlc3Nlcz9vcmlnaW49bGVmdG5hdg==' alt='Nordstrom ' target='_blank'>Nordstrom </a> via <a href='http://lover.ly/image/460965' alt='Adrianna Papell Ikat Print Sheath Dress' target='_blank'>Lover.ly</a>

  • A Beautiful Backdrop

    One of the most striking ways to draw attention to your chosen pattern is by adding a backdrop. <a href="http://lover.ly/explore?q=backdrop&utm_source=huffpo4-24-13ikat&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=huffpo4-24-13ikat" target="_hplink">Bundle your favorite creative backdrops together!</a> Photo by: <a href='http://r.lover.ly/redir.php/DjwvlT.t.oU_aHR0cDovL3d3dy5zYW11ZWxsaXBwa2UuY29t' alt='Samuel Lippke' target='_blank'>Samuel Lippke</a> on <a target='_blank' href='http://r.lover.ly/redir.php/JwWVvQwHo16_aHR0cDovL3d3dy5DaGVyaXNoUGFwZXJpZS5jb20=' alt='Cherish Paperie' target='_blank'>Cherish Paperie</a> via <a href='http://lover.ly/image/220075' alt='' target='_blank'>Lover.ly</a>

  • Ikat is on the Menu

    Between the liner and the menu, this combination lends perfectly to a more tribal infused ikat celebration. <a href="http://lover.ly/explore?q=wedding+style&utm_source=huffpo4-24-13ikat&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=huffpo4-24-13ikat" target="_hplink">What’s your wedding style?</a> Photo by: <a href="http://www.johnnewsomephotography.com/" target="_hplink">John Newsome</a> on <a href="http://www.societybride.com/2013/03/04/for-the-love-of-ikat/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=for-the-love-of-ikat" target="_hplink">Society Bride</a> via <a href="http://lover.ly/image/429033" target="_hplink">Lover.ly</a>

  • A Table with a Patterned Pop

    This ikat pattern is bright, vibrant, and perfect for a rustic outdoor wedding in the summer. <a href="http://lover.ly/explore?q=table&utm_source=huffpo4-24-13ikat&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=huffpo4-24-13ikat" target="_hplink">Dozens of stunning tables…</a> Photo by: <a href="http://nancyneil.tumblr.com/" target="_hplink">Nancy Neil</a> on <a href="http://sbchic.com/2012/07/11/flower-chic-bold-ikat/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SantaBarbaraChic+%28Santa+Barbara+Chic%29" target="_hplink">Santa Barbara Chic </a>via <a href="http://lover.ly/image/163606" target="_hplink">Lover.ly</a>

  • Flower Girl

    Thinking about patterned dresses for your flower girl? This sweet Ikat number will give your flower girl some serious flair. <a href="http://lover.ly/explore?q=ring+bearer&utm_source=huffpo4-24-13ikat&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=huffpo4-24-13ikat" target="_hplink">We can’t forget about your ring bearer!</a> Photo by: <a href="http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374306421447&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446561484&R=806768105854&P_name=Oscar+de+la+Renta&N=4294912027+306421447&bmUID=jU6pbLd" target="_hplink">Saks Fifth Avenue</a> on <a href="http://www.societybride.com/2013/03/04/for-the-love-of-ikat/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=for-the-love-of-ikat" target="_hplink">Society Bride</a> via <a href="http://lover.ly/image/429019" target="_hplink">Lover.ly</a>

  • Lounge Pillows

    Including a lounge at your wedding? Add pops of pattern, color, and comfort with pillows! <a href="http://lover.ly/explore?q=Trina+Turk&utm_source=huffpo4-24-13ikat&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=huffpo4-24-13ikat" target="_hplink">Shop more Trina Turk looks...</a> Ojai Pillow From <a target='_blank' href='http://r.lover.ly/redir.php/kslHZlU7OAE_aHR0cDovL3d3dy50cmluYXR1cmsuY29tP2xfc291cmNlPVBpbGxvd3M=' alt='Trina Turk' target='_blank'>Trina Turk</a> via <a href='http://lover.ly/image/466706' alt='Ojai Pillow' target='_blank'>Lover.ly</a>

  • Elegant Ikat Cake

    This cake defines elegant ikat style. <a href="http://lover.ly/explore?q=dessert&utm_source=huffpo4-24-13ikat&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=huffpo4-24-13ikat" target="_hplink">What’s your favorite sweet treat?</a> Photo by: <a href="http://weeksphotography.com/blog/" target="_hplink">Weeks Photography</a> on <a href="http://www.inspiredbythis.com/2010/03/love-this-gloria-wong/" target="_hplink">Inspired By This</a> via <a href="http://lover.ly/image/14840" target="_hplink">Lover.ly</a>

  • Patterned Envelope Liners

    One of our favorite places to add a patterned pop is your envelope liner! <a href="http://lover.ly/shop/stationery?utm_source=huffpo4-24-13ikat&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=huffpo4-24-13ikat" target="_hplink">Have you decided on your invites?</a> Photo by: <a href='http://r.lover.ly/redir.php/SK/.98Jme3Y_aHR0cDovL3d3dy5hdmllZGVzaWducy5jb20=' alt='Avie' target='_blank'>Avie</a> on <a target='_blank' href='http://r.lover.ly/redir.php/naH.2gwALMA_aHR0cDovL3d3dy50cm9vbGllLmNvbQ==' alt='Troolie' target='_blank'>Troolie</a> via <a href='http://lover.ly/image/220397' alt='' target='_blank'>Lover.ly</a>

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