One of my first BritUgly posts featured a rather unfortunate example of the tie-dying trend – see forth picture below. Lulu’s hilarious attempt to wear a million trends at once made me think about how some looks are so easy to get wrong… which makes it even more fantastic when you get it right. I Tie-Dye might be at the top of the list of these.
For so many years, Tie-Dye was the preserve of the festival bound crusty and just possibly part of that hippy phase that many of us go through in our pre-teen years (or was that just me!?). In fact, the negative associations attached to the concept made it genuinely surprising when designers started showing tie-dyed garments and the trend inevitably fed through to the high street.
DO: Go for either very dark or bleached/washed out colours. Keep the accessories tough rather than floaty and hippyish.
DON’T: Reach for super bright colours and resist mixing more than two colours in your tie-dye pattern.
For those interested, there is a post on how I made my t-shirt here. I have since chopped off the sleeves.