We're deeply dippy about this new round of 1990s looks.
A fresh twist
We've witnessed 1990s' nostalgia on many of the catwalks over the past number of seasons, and the latest trend to make its way into the mainstream is tie-dye (short for 'tie, twist and dye', for those of you too young to remember it first time round). It's a love-it-or-hate-it trend: there's no middle ground with the hippie, slightly psychedelic print.
Given its roots, it's a style the lends itself readily to festival season but it isn't just for hippie-dippy pieces. For summer, the trend was seen all over the runways in fresh new iterations across a range of pieces, from lightweight separates to outerwear. At Altuzarra, breezy plunging dresses with high slits where given the tie-dye treatment.
The result: beautiful day dresses suitable to be smartened up for a cocktail event. The inherently cool pattern lends a free-spirited sensibility to any ensemble and is a great way to add some colour to a look. On the high street, stores such as Penneys and River Island have opted for tie-dye prints in shades of cool blue, aqua, purple and pastel pink.
Want to try tie-dye but worried you might look like something out of Woodstock?
Then give your tie-dye the Parisian treatment and try a pair of printed boyfriend jeans worn with a simple black blouse and black heels, for an insanely chic weekend outfit.
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