Last Updated on February 13, 2023
If you’ve been wearing your tie dye tracksuits non-stop over the past few years, you might not need to retire them as soon as you first thought.
Our love of loungewear might be slowing down, but tie dye on the other hand is gearing up for another huge season following on from its success in 2022.
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We saw evidence of this at Peter Do, Ulla Johnson and Altuzarra’s SS23 shows, all of which showed a different side to the traditionally boho print.
Long, sophisticated dresses were emblazoned with it with a dip dye technique.
You can keep hold of your sweatpants if you love casual dressing, but there’s a lot more to this trend that allows for expression and experimentation.
If you’re up to the challenge, wear it on jackets, sweatshirts, knits or perhaps the most wearable option, dresses.
As you probably already know, the trend has been around for a long, long time. First popularised in the 1960s in the US, it actually dates back as far back as the 16th century in Japan and China.
It started becoming part of US culture in the 1920s during the Great Depression as an affordable and accessible way to personalise clothing and homeware, before exploding during the swinging sixties.
We know that trends always come back around, so it’s no surprise that it’s been making a comeback over the past few years with stars including Rihanna, Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner being photographed wearing tie dye.
So if you’ve been wondering whether to get involved in the hippie favourite print, here’s your sign to do so.
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Shop the trend
Our edit of the best pieces to shop on the high street.
Tie-Dyed Maxi Dress, £135, Cos – buy now
Draped tie-dye dress, £89.99, Mango – buy now
Straight Leg Jean in Yellow Tie Dye, £26.50, ASOS Collusion – buy now
Tie-dye fitted top, £190, Diesel – buy now