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Black Bandhani Shirt

Buy the Black Bandhani Shirt and Pants Set for $99.00, Buy the Black Bandhani Shirt and Pants Set for $99.00

Price: $59.00

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Bandhani is a tie-dyeing technique practiced mainly in western India. Intricate patterns are created by wrapping the fabric with string before dyeing it. When the fabric is untied, natural patterns appear in the places where the string prevented the dye from taking hold. Bandhani cloth is often used for women’s shawls, but here the technique is adapted for a silky pair of travel-ready garments. Made of a black knit viscose rayon, these pieces drape beautifully and expand your travel wardrobe by working as separates or as a set. Made in Jaipur, India.


100% viscose. Made in Jaipur, India. Women’s sizes S (4-6), M (8-10), L (12-14), XL (16-18), XXL (20).


Hand-wash.

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Black Bandhani Shirt
 
4.4

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (12)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Beautiful outfit

      I wasn't expecting this product to be as nice as it was as I've never ordered clothing from National Geographic. Even tho I am not a small size (I am a 12), the...Read complete review

      I wasn't expecting this product to be as nice as it was as I've never ordered clothing from National Geographic. Even tho I am not a small size (I am a 12), the fabric on both the top and bottom draped nicely on my body and looked very classy. The outfit is very unique in appearance and I am planning on wearing it with some rust-colored western boots I have. Despite the color band running horizontally, I don't feel it "widens" my hips as I thought it could. It is really a beautiful, unique outfit and I can't wait to wear it. I think it would be great for travel, too, because it is lightweight and seems to fold and pack easily.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Sending back

      I'm sending it back because it just doesn't look good. Just kind of hangs on your body and looks frumpy. I'm 5'9" and size 6, so if it looks frumpy on...Read complete review

      I'm sending it back because it just doesn't look good. Just kind of hangs on your body and looks frumpy. I'm 5'9" and size 6, so if it looks frumpy on me, I wouldn't recommend for shorter.

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      5.0

      Classy!

      By Linda the traveler

      from Helena, MT

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Beautiful colors
      • Lovely drape

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dress-up occasions
        • Travel

        Comments about Black Bandhani Shirt:

        Great garment for travel or dress-up occasions.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Stunning outfit, combined with the skirt

        By QueenOphelia

        from Western Canada

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Can Hardly Wait To Take I
        • Can Hardly Wit To Take It
        • T Travelling

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Black Bandhani Shirt:

            Delivered in good time

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Beautiful outfit

            By The Traveler

            from Chicago

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Beaautiful Colorapplique
            • Beautiful Color Applique
            • Falls Nicely On Body
            • Lightweight but not thin
            • Nice soft fabric

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

            • Casual party
            • Travel
            • Work

            Comments about Black Bandhani Shirt:

            I wasn't expecting this product to be as nice as it was as I've never ordered clothing from National Geographic. Even tho I am not a small size (I am a 12), the fabric on both the top and bottom draped nicely on my body and looked very classy. The outfit is very unique in appearance and I am planning on wearing it with some rust-colored western boots I have. Despite the color band running horizontally, I don't feel it "widens" my hips as I thought it could. It is really a beautiful, unique outfit and I can't wait to wear it. I think it would be great for travel, too, because it is lightweight and seems to fold and pack easily.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Outstanding!

            By nana

            from Half Way, MO

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Fit
            • Superb Traveler
            • Very nice fabric

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Black Bandhani Shirt:

                I bought this complete outfit to wear to an out-of-state graduation. It takes up little suitcase space and no pressing! The design is elegant yet casual too.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Definitely would buy this product again

                By Susie D

                from Reno, NV

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfy nice looking

                Cons

                • NA

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Black Bandhani Shirt:

                  Comfortable and I like the fabric
                  Nice looking too. I received multiple compliments on my first waring

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Sending back

                  By Terrie the mom

                  from Dallas, tx

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Love the colors

                  Cons

                  • Just Hangs No Style
                  • MATERIAL IS TOO THIN

                  Best Uses

                  • Full Body Cover

                  Comments about Black Bandhani Shirt:

                  I'm sending it back because it just doesn't look good. Just kind of hangs on your body and looks frumpy. I'm 5'9" and size 6, so if it looks frumpy on me, I wouldn't recommend for shorter.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Casual Dress

                  By snappy

                  from Chicago

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive
                  • Can wear year round
                  • Comfortable

                  Cons

                  • Misdescribed
                  • none

                  Best Uses

                  • Anytime outfit
                  • Casual Dress
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Black Bandhani Shirt:

                  I purchased both the top and the skirt. Size is true. I purchased the XXL. Soft and comfortable. I have not washed it as yet so can not comment on that. Wrinkles fall out nicely if you just hang in bath while you shower.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Seems Fragile.

                  By Chiefx

                  from Tumwater, WA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Black Bandhani Shirt:

                        Questionable value.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        I love it!

                        By Eileen

                        from San Juan, PR

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Black Bandhani Shirt:

                              Excellent, I love the fit!

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

                              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              Bad stripe placement

                              By NJN

                              from Burnsville, MN

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to pack

                              Cons

                              • Fit Around Hips

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Black Bandhani Shirt:

                                The length of the shirt didn't work well. It sat around my hips, but it wasn't cut any wider near the bottom of the shirt so I had a tight band of color that made me look wider.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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