Batik Dresses first appeared on Chictopia's streetstyle gallery in Fall 2009 seen on Yogyakarta blogger MarlaSinger of theversicle.com. She styled her purple gift from mom batik dress with a brown Thrift Store houndstooth collared jacket, beige Bellagio b/w double-chained sandals shoes, and brown arena trapeze slingbag purse. Since then, Batik Dresses have grown in popularity as bloggers from Jakarta, Kassel, and Bogor have discovered them. Batik Dresses are generally seen in vintage, casual, and eclectic style. Popular brands of Batik Dresses are vintage, handmade, tailor-made, hand-me-down, and unbranded.
There are currently 63 streetstyle photos of bloggers wearing Batik Dresses. Most recently, blogger alaLadywolf of alaladywolf.com wore her dark khaki free people batik dress with a white Anthropologie floral ruffle blouse, maroon vintage wool blazer, and heather gray Target knit socks.