The Story of the Rah Rah Skirt

The Story of the Rah Rah Skirt

The Story of the Rah Rah Skirt

Our Rah Rah shapes are a Pink City Prints classic which you’ve been loving for many years. Over time, we’ve evolved the style from a flattering, off-shoulder dress to pretty coordinated tops and skirts, and new dresses with flared sleeves, long sleeves and an array of different necklines.

If you're looking for a feminine and versatile addition to your wardrobe, this might be just what you need. 

What is a Rah Rah Skirt?

Rah Rah skirts are defined by their flowing tiers and playful movement, making them perfect for any occasion.

And with their block-printed designs and organic cotton material, they're also environmentally friendly and visually stunning.

Why is it called a Rah Rah skirt?

The term "rah-rah" or “rara” refers to a style of skirt that is characterised by its layered, ruffled design. The name "ra-ra" is said to have originated from the sound that the skirt makes when it is worn and the layers rustle against each other.

The origin of the rara skirt is not entirely clear, but it is believed to have emerged in the mid-20th century as a popular style of skirt for dancing and performance. The skirt's ruffled layers were designed to move and flow with the body, creating a sense of fluidity and grace during movement.

Today, the term "ra-ra skirt" is often used more broadly to refer to any skirt with a ruffled or tiered design, regardless of its specific style or origin. The Rah Rah skirt by Pink City Prints is a unique take on this classic style, featuring hand-block printed designs on organic cotton for a truly unique and fashionable look.

One of our popular skirts is the much-loved Sky Alpine Rah Rah Skirt, which has recently made a comeback in rich shades of blue.

Block-printed by hand, this skirt features a unique and eye-catching pattern that covers the entire surface of the fabric. And with its comfortable smocked waistband and pretty ladder lace inserts, it's both comfortable and stylish.

Our block-printed Dresses and Skirts are artisan made in Jaipur

Block-printing is an ancient and traditional craft that is unique to the Chhipa caste in Jaipur and its surrounding areas. This method is used to create the vibrant motifs that adorn many of our pieces.

To achieve this, each design is first drawn and then hand-carved onto a wooden slab. Once the design is ready, the wooden block is dipped into trays of different colored dye and then carefully applied to the fabric by hand.

This process is repeated layer by layer, with our more intricate designs requiring up to five distinct color printings.

As a result, there may be slight variations in the patterns of our dresses, giving each garment a unique and individual character. The entire process is carried out by skilled artisans, ensuring that every piece is made with the utmost care and attention to detail.

Dress it up or down 

The Rah Rah pieces are a timeless wardrobe favourite that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.

Pair the skirt with the matching Rah Rah top for a coordinated look that's perfect for a special event, or throw it on with a white t-shirt for an everyday look that's both stylish and comfortable.

It's a dress effortlessly comfortable for the beach, or can be styled for a Summer wedding with delicate strappy heels.

The maxi-length Rah Rah Skirt is a must-have for summer

At a maxi length, the Rah Rah skirt is perfect for any woman who wants to feel feminine and comfortable. And with its unlined design, it's ideal for warmer weather when you want to stay cool and comfortable without sacrificing style. 

The block-printed designs and organic cotton material make these skirts both environmentally friendly and visually stunning, while the comfortable smocked waistband and pretty lace inserts make them a timeless wardrobe favourite. 

So whether you're dressing up for a special occasion or just want to add some flair to your everyday look, consider adding a Rah Rah skirt to your collection.

The much-loved Rah Rah skirt is a great place to start.

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