In conjunction with Batik Day today (October 2), it is definitely the right moment to show our love for the national heritage. It marks the day when batik was been recognised as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity in 2009 by UNESCO.

So whether a rustic Yogyakarta batik or the iconic “cloudy” Cirebon batik, this was the perfect day to celebrate what you have in your closet. For reference and inspiration, take a peek at how these gorgeous women are rocking it!

Raisa

Raisa in one of her performances wore a batik mix-lace jumpsuit designed by Hartono Gan. It was beautifully matched with black heels and golden earrings. Casually gorgeous!

 

Andien

Andien poses gorgeously for her Instagram feed in an intricately designed batik shirt, convenient for breastfeeding and complemented with nice touches of Ambonese earrings, flat sandals, and tenun rote. Traditionally elegant.

Agnez Mo

As she released one of her latest music videos on YouTube, “Long As I Get Paid”, Agnez Mo defined fierce with a boldly designed batik dress with a magnificent cape and glorious massive crown. Not only stunning, she managed to be groundbreaking at the same time.

Chelsea Olivia

Simplistic and sweet would be the perfect words to describe the elegant pick of Chelsea Olivia. Designed by Cloth to Wear, the dress fits perfectly with the sweet image portrayed by Chelsea. Modern yet stunning.

 

Sandra Dewi

The fabulous Sandra Dewi poses graciously for Instagram as she wears a simple batik dress with an elegant triangle cutout on the chest. She leans casually in the picture, showcasing the overall dress elegantly.

 

Maudy Ayunda

The Oxford graduate poses in style as she wears an elegant sleeveless batik dress adorned with a golden amulet, a watch, and a beautiful plain white purse.

 

Dian Sastrowardoyo

Casual and simple, Dian Sastrowardoyo wears a simple batik cloth tied as she travels around the grand temple of Borobudur. Though dressed like an ordinary tourist, Dian manages to stand out from the crowd.

 

Gisella Anastasia

Designed like a sun dress, Gisella poses stunningly wearing a batik dress designed by the Melvee Batik store. The alumnus of Indonesian Idol 2008 admitted in the caption that the dress was comfortable and chic.

Adinia Wirasti

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Photo: Courtesy of Adinia Wirasti

Standing fiercely with an Indonesian flag in front of a vast blue sea, the gorgeous actress wears a simple yet stunning batik dress fashioned by the Iwan Tirta Private Collection.

 

Putri Marino

Actress and a presenter Putri Marino poses confidently in a red batik outfit from Sejauh Mata Memandang and matching black shoes to complement her style. Though simplistic at first glance, the batik was intricately designed and lovely to look at.

 

See also: Tatler Guide: 5 Ways To Modernise Your Batik Look

Tags: Batik, Fashion, Indonesian, Women, National Batik Day