Like it or loathe it tie-dye is back.
We should have seen it coming, to be honest. The revival of bucket hats and chunky platform trainers is a clear sign that 90s fashion has made a non-ironic comeback. It was only a matter of time before tie-dye became a thing again.
Vogue has named it one of the spring/summer trends for 2019, while Lyst (a global fashion search platform) revealed “tie-dye” is one of the fastest growing fashion search keywords of the year so far.
But how do you wear the trend and still look like a grownup? Here are 15 pieces we love.
White Tie Dye Wrap Midi Skirt, New Look, £17.99
This ticks a lot of summer boxes, combining tie-dye with the midi skirt. A match made in heaven. It’s incredibly subtle tie-dye, so manages to feel stylish and sophisticated. It’s suitable to wear to the office and the pub.
Black Tie Dye Mom Jeans, Topshop, £42
White jeans are a huge trend this summer and so why not combine the two with these flattering mom jeans. Ideal if all-white is a little out there for you. Love.
Tie-dye print dress, Mango, £49.99
Front-tie shirt dresses are having a moment and we love this dipped tie-dye one. Ready to be dressed up or down, it’s suitable for all occasions. Pair with the orange leather sandals for the ultimate summer look
Oversized Embroidered Tie-Dye Sweatshirt, Victoria Beckham, Net-A-Porter, £160
OK, so this is a little pricier than the rest of the bunch, but this is VB – and you get embroidered proof of your pricey purchase. We particularly love how the turquoise and smudged black work together.
Tie Dye Midi Slip Dress, & Other Stories, £89
Grungy yet feminine, we love the way the colours and lace work together here.
If it gets a bit nippy, wear a white t-shirt underneath it to keep your shoulders cosy, and pair with a black leather jacket for a tougher look.
Plus asymmetric midi skirt in tie dye satin, Neon Rose, Asos, £35
The print of this is simply gorgeous. Plus it’s high rise and has a side split to boot – what’s not to love?
Indigo Tie Dye Sock, Urban Outfitters, £6.00 (2 for £8)
If you’re not sure on the trend, why not dip your toes in (pun intended) with these fun socks. Ideal to wear with rolled up jeans or... dare we say it... sandals.
Tie Dye Shirt, Topshop, Now £24.50 (Was £35)
A lovely silky shirt is a great way to get in a trend. It’ll look great tucked into a pair of jeans or wide legged trousers.
Tie dye sweatshirt, Whistles, now £63.20 (was £79)
If VB’s sweatshirt was too expensive for you, you could try this Whistles number. We love to tonal blues and would wear this with jeans and sandals. Perfect for a hangover day too.
Tie-dye print dress, Mango, £99.99
We love the autumnal hues of this dress, which mean it can be worn well into the year and the V-neck and short batwing sleeves make this flattering AF. We can see this at a summer garden party or wedding.
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Tie-Dye Coverall Jumpsuit, Urban Outfitters, £89
Boiler suits are everywhere right now and we’ve yet to find one we like as much as this, which quite frankly looks like you’ve been decorating and had a bit of a paint splattering disaster. It’s fun and unique – and isn’t that the point of tie-dye?
Tote Bag, Monki, £6
Another great option if you’re not ready to go the whole hog. Stuff your gym kit or use as your main bag on the weekend, to add a pop of colour to your outfit.
Plus satined tie-dye dress, Mango, £69.99
This burnt orange dress from Mango’s plus-size range is perfect ocassionwear, which can also be dressed down. The adjustable tie waist allows you to clinch in as you see fit.
Tie Dye Multi True White, Vans, £54.99
Would any tie-dye roundup be complete without adding a pair of Vans into the mix? These Vans are slightly more traditional tie-dye on the colour front, but we love the way the top of the shoe is pink, slowly moving into blues and purples.
2-pack Scrunchies In Pink And Tie-Dye, Monki, Asos, £5.00
Inspired by the Vans, we also love these scrunchies. Match with the Vans to add a bit of fun to your ponytail.
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