ISHANI Designs

Vela Short Dress- Lime Blossom

$71.40 $119

Create an alluring look in this short, capped sleeve whimsical boho dress which is part of our new Gaia collection. The eye catching two print design features a beautiful floral print for a relaxed feminine look. Pair with slides and an oversized woven hat to create that relaxed beachy air or keep it simple and throw on over your cossie for an effortless transition from beach to lunch date.

Drawstring at the waist ensures a sensual, relaxed shape and comfortable fit while the hand-made cotton tassels at the front add dazzle and a burst of colour.

Shell button detail creates just the right amount of charm for your next romantic evening where you can look drop dead gorgeous while drinking cocktails and staring dreamily into your lovers’ eyes.

Super soft and made from hand block printed rayon, this charming dress is the perfect addition to your summer boho collection.

Note: The skirt is cut on the bias which will allow for an expanding baby bump or curvy hips. Buttons down the front are perfect for nursing mothers.

Also available in 'Pink Jasmine'.

Small (10), Medium (12), Large (14), Extra Large (16).

What size are the models wearing?
Mikayla (brunette) is a size 10 wearing size Small.

Hand made from soft, flowing block printed rayon. 
Printed by hand using carved wooden blocks in a stamping method called 'hand block print'. Read more about how our clothes are made here.

Gently hand wash separately in cold water with mild detergent. Do not soak. Warm iron if required. 


How much does postage/shipping cost?
Postage/shipping charges for domestic order are-

• $10 express post for up to 500gm (orders under $100).
  This is often for one piece of clothing or two small items.
• $15 express post for over 500gm (orders under $100). 
  This is often for two or more pieces of clothing.
• FREE post with orders of $100 or more.

For international orders, postage/shipping charges will be calculated at checkout.

How long will it take to get my order?
All orders are usually  dispatched from our HQ in Brisbane, Australia within 1-2 business days. This may take longer during busy sale times.

Express Post and will usually arrive within 1-2 business days once orders have been dispatched and regular post may arrive within 2-4 business days however postage to some locations may take longer. Please see Australia Post's website for more information.

International orders can take anywhere from 7-15 business days depending on where you are located. You can calculate a rough estimate here on the Australia Post website.

What shipping carrier do you use?
All orders are packed in a beautiful reusable fabric bag that is handmade from recycled vintage sari material and sent via Australia Post with a tracking number. The tracking number will be emailed to you once your order has been dispatched.  We kindly ask you to please keep track of your order once it has been dispatched. If you have any concerns please contact us, we will do our best to help resolve the issue at our end, however you may be asked to forward your queries directly to Australia Post.

I am located outside Australia. Do I have to pay taxes and duties?
Each country has it's own import laws regarding taxes and duties. Please contact your local customs office for more information on your country's relevant rules/laws/customs. If any duties or taxes are required to be paid, this is the sole responsibility of the buyer.  Ishani Designs takes no responsibility for payment of duties or taxes.


Can I return my order?
Yes you can. If you received something and it's not what you expected, we accept returns on full priced items and items purchased on sale or with a discount code. 

You must contact us at within 7 days of receiving your order and the item must be returned to us within 7 days of us approving the return. 
Items must be in original, unworn, unwashed condition with all tags attached and packaging. If you choose to return your item, any return postage charges are the responsibility of the buyer.  Ishani Designs will not take responsibility for return postage costs including if you received free postage on your original order. If this was the case, you will still need to pay for return postage. If a return has been approved, we highly recommend sending your order back to us  with a tracking number. This way you can track where your parcel is en-route back to us as we take no responsibility for loss in transit. 

What happens after I return my order?
Once we receive your returned order we will check it to make sure it arrived back to us in original, unworn condition with all tags and packaging. If we are happy with the condition of the item you will be offered one of three options- A refund, exchange or credit note. Please see below for more information and what options are available for different circumstances.

Refund, exchange or credit note?

If requested, a refund will be given on return of FULL PRICED items only. Any item purchased on sale or with a discount code WILL NOT be refunded. Once we receive the item back and are happy with the condition in which it was returned to us, a refund will be issued via the same method in which you paid. Any original postage/shipping charges will not be refunded, only the amount you originally paid for the item. 

An exchange will be given for full priced items, sale items or items purchased with a discount code. This is a great option if you accidentally purchased the wrong size or changed your mind regarding style or print. You will need to make sure that you contact us prior to sending your order back as you may be asked to include a pre-paid postage satchel along with your returned item. You can email us at

Credit Notes
A credit note will be given for full priced items, sale items or items purchased with a discount code. Credit notes will be valid for 1 year from date of issue. The amount credited will be only for the amount paid for the item that was returned to us and will not include any postage/shipping charges. Credit notes issued by Ishani Designs can only be used on this website and cannot be redeemed at any of our stockists. 

Faulty items
We sincerely apologise if you accidentally received a faulty item. Please contact us at within 7 days of receiving your order to arrange a return. If approved you will need to return your order back to us within 7 days of approval. You will have the option of either a full refund, an exchange or a credit note. 


Last updated 10.4.19

I don't know much about hand block print. What should I expect?
You should expect to fall in love with this beautiful textile art and be become a block addict just like us! Genuine block-printed fabrics are printed by hand and by nature are perfectly 'imperfect'. By default they will never look as sharp as machine print, but that's what makes hand block print so special. Our prints can never be replicated 100% exactly the same each time, which is why we do not re-cut or repeat styles. This is not only because of it's hand made nature but also the end results/colours can be influenced by a multitude of things such as the local weather conditions, how long the prints dry in the sun, to the water used and levels of acidity and consistency of dyes. These are all unpredictable conditions that make our prints so beautifully unique and impossible to mass produce.  You should expect a unique, slowly crafted, hand made piece of clothing that you can feel great about wearing.

We have done our best to represent our clothing and prints as accurately as possible. Please be aware that computer monitors and phone screens may cause slight colour variations due to being different models and/or individual settings. 

What is your clothing made from?
Our clothing (unless stated otherwise) is made from a beautiful high quality flowy rayon that has a soft, cottony feel. It feels so much like cotton that it is often mistaken for it.  We primarily focus on clothing that is printed by hand using an ancient Indian method of textile printing called 'hand block print'. This is where motifs are carved into blocks of wood and stamped onto the fabric. You can read more about our process and how our clothing is made here.

What is your sizing like?
Most of our clothing is labelled with sizes Small, Medium and Large. In some cases they will be labelled as S/M and M/L. In these cases the sizes are as follows.

Small (AU 10) 
Medium (AU 12)
Large (AU 14) 
S/M (AU 10-12)
M/L (AU 14-16)
Often, our smalls will also fit a size 8 and our large will also fit a size 16. 
Please see item descriptions for more accurate information about fit and sizing regarding individual items.

How do I wash my purchase?
Our clothing should be hand washed separately in cold water using mild detergent and warm iron if necessary. Please DO NOT soak.

Where are you located and where can I buy your clothes?
We operate out of our HQ based in Brisbane, Australia. We currently do not have a brick and mortar store of our own. We sell via our website and occasionally you can find us at music/folk festivals. We also wholesale to a variety of beautiful like-minded stockists around Australia and New Zealand. You can find our stockists here.

How do coupon codes work?
If you have a coupon code, a credit note code or a discount code, these can be redeemed by entering it in the box provided at checkout. Please note that only ONE CODE can be used at a time and cannot be used with any other code. If you have a discount code from signing up to our newsletter please know that Ishani Designs has the right to change the code at any time without notice.

I own a retail store and would like to stock your clothing. How do I do this?
We wholesale our beautiful, hand printed, bohemian clothing to stores all over Australia. If you'd like more information about wholesale please email us at One of our team will get back to you. 

Last updated 10.4.19

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