But how do wear tie-dye without looking like you’re about to travel back in time for a Phish concert? Opt for pastel colors, soft fabrics, and feminine silhouettes, such as slip dresses or midi skirts. Of course, that’s not to say you can’t sport a vintage band tee. Try layering a colorful top under a blazer or simply pair it with jeans for a more casual vibe. The famously hippie print now has luxury credentials, so you really can’t go wrong when styling it. To help you take on the tie-dye trend, we’ve rounded up some sophisticated pieces for a variety of budgets.
Sure, the outfit above is a bit extreme, but it proves a point: Tie-dye is back. However, the runway revival looks a lot different than how you likely remember those backyard dye jobs from elementary school. While retro t-shirts will always have appeal, designers such as R13, Prada, Proenza Schouler, Stella McCartney, and Paco Rabanne have reimagined the craft with a high-fashion feel. It’s now one of the fastest growing fashion trends, with celebrities and influencers alike embracing the fusion of color, and more affordable brands like Topshop are incorporating it into their collections.
1 Amanda Uprichard Tessa Skirt in Pastel Tie Dye ($195; shopbop.com)
This wrap silhouette is both feminine and flattering.
2 Rhode Ella Tie-Dye Dress ($395; saksfifthavenue.com)
Yes, you can even wear tie-dye to a summer wedding…
3 Tie-dye print dress ($80; mango.com)
…and to the office.
4 Frame Dye High Waist Raw Hem Ankle Skinny Jeans ($245; nordstrom.com)
Or, baby step into the trend with tie-dyed denim.
5 Tie Dye Buckle Slip Dress ($75; topshop.com)
The blue-and-white color palette on this midi-dress is just bold enough.
6 Tiare Hawaii x Revolve Osaka Jumpsuit ($122; revolve.com)
Can’t you picture yourself wearing this on your next vacation?
7 Tie Dye Skirt ($30; zara.com)
A refreshing alternative to the trendy leopard midi skirt you’re seeing everywhere: the tie-dye midi skirt.
8 Topshop Tie Dye Tee ($20; nordstrom.com)
This on-trend top can easily be dressed up or down.
9 Asos Design Midi Cami Slip Dress with Strappy Back ($72; asos.com)
A sexy slip dress that’s perfect for your next summer soiree.
10 Spiritual Gangster High-Rise Tie-Dye Leggings ($98; bloomingdales.com)
Spice up your workout wardrobe with tie-dye leggings.
11 Free People Summer of Love Duster ($398; nordstrom.com)
The pastel tie-dye print gives this duster a super-summery vibe; wear it over shorts or a swimsuit.
12 Prince Peter Tie Dye Tee ($42; nordstrom.com)
Finally, you can’t go wrong with a good tie-dye t-shirt.