A classic in Indian fashion and a major runway hit in the last few seasons, the trippy tie-and-dye print has been having somewhat of a resurgence since last summer. Its unparalleled appeal can be seen in the superstardom it has achieved--a major hit on the runways of Prada and Stella McCartney and in the street style circles too.
As the name suggests, tie-and-dye involves tying the piece of cloth together and dipping it in dye to achieve a particular kind of print. Depending on the kind of print you are aiming for—spiral, crumbled, diamond, stripes, folds, sunburst or more—you can tie and achieve the print through a quick DIY. Read more about it here.
A Raging Trend In Bollywood
It’s likely that you will have seen the timeless shibori, bandhani and leheriyaversions of tie-and-dye that are a staple in wardrobes across India. Of late, multiple Bollywood stars have been seen sporting tie-and-dye outfits making it an interesting look to try out. See for yourselves, along with tips on how to style the popular trend this season.
Take cues from Alia Bhatt’s easygoing look that comprises a faded tie-and-dye tee paired with white pants, an uber-cool trick to keep your tT-shirt in the limelight. For a more vibrant appeal, opt for a high-octane top like Ananya Panday, reeling in interesting necklines and silhouettes. Take a stylish leap this summer whilst keeping it practical in a mild-hued T-shirt that teams well with everything.
Summer outfits may be having their moment in the sun (pun intended) but come monsoon, all eyes are going to be on the versatile separate that is the sweatshirt. Move ahead by adding the season’s favourite outerwear to your wardrobe, a vivid tie-and-dye sweatshirt. Favoured by Sara Ali Khan and Janhvi Kapoor, it’s an article of clothing you will want to sink your teeth into.
While all eyes were on the tees and sweatshirts, tie-and-dye dresses were meanwhile slowly but surely gaining momentum. From Kareena Kapoor Khan’s chic black maxi dress with volume to Karisma Kapoor’s leheriya off-the-shoulder iteration, there’s plenty to gain inspiration from. If a summer mini is more your style, add to cart one of the crisp versions featuring the classic swirl of tie-and-dye.
We would say that the evergreen six yards featuring tie-and-dye print versions are back, but when did they ever leave! The timeless unstitched garment has positioned itself as a classic ages ago - all the more reason to check it out. Borrow a bandhani or crumpled style from your mother’s closet or add to cart a distinctive variation as seen on Diana Penty and Shruti Hassan.