Thought Tie Dye Was Over? Think Again

Prepare to see a lot more of the hippy favourite in 2022.
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If you’ve been wearing your tie dye tracksuits non-stop over the past two 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 a huge season – and if the SS22 catwalk is anything to go by, anything goes when it comes to this print.

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We saw evidence of this at the Off-White SS22 show, which featured a particularly memorable cable knit tie dye sweater, while tie dye adorned outerwear at Louis Vuitton.

Marques Almeida splashed the DIY print across hoodies and skirts, while Jason Wu went for a more grown up approach with flowing gowns reminiscent of the ocean.

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, dresses, sweatshirts, knits or perhaps the most wearable option, denim.

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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