Before you knock back tie-dye as just the art project you did when you were a kid, allow me to discuss its current merits that make it ripe for the picking in the year 2020. You’ll find that between the runways, social media, and the retail scene, the colorful (or not) fabric treatment is quite pervasive.
First, picking up from where the Spring 2019 trends left off, the summer of 2020 saw Dior, Tibi, and Prabal Gurung incorporate the technique on their garments. While the big name designers took a graphic approach with darker or richer hues, retail has gone soft both color- and fabric-wise. The latter’s offerings suit the cozy and somewhat bohemian aesthetic we’re living in and decorating with right now.
Local celebrities and influencers are testament to the perks of the latest incarnations of this trend. Case in point the women we’ve spotted sporting it below:
Yes, Heart Evangelista can totally rock a look that’s more street as evidenced by this tee and bike shorts set.
Elisse Joson’s cowl-neck top is both sexy and fun thanks to its crimson dip-dye.
Ever the #mood, Ida Anduyan’s been a lounge wear peg for days, and this green set has not escaped us.
It’s 2-in-1 for trends in the case of this bandeau that Angela Martinez has on: smocking x tie-dye.
The classic combination of black, white, and red gains street cred in this ’fit of Angelique Manto
If there’s anything to note from this Jamina Cruz OOTD, it’s that blue tie-dye and denims make for a great tone-on-tone pairing.
Even in the palest of hues, Yanna Cowper’s tank top benefits from a subtle dose of “texture” from the dyed effect.
Rhea Bue’s soft pastel look makes us want to cozy up with a cup of something warm, just like her.
A tie-dye swimsuit also works as a great bodysuit that’s best worn with high-waisted bottoms like Ira Oyco does.
Another adorable shorts set, Zahra Abani makes a strong case for these casual coordinates.
If by now you’re convinced, there’s no need to trawl supply shops for dyes to DIY. Check out the ready-to-wear selection we’ve put together below that you can shop online.