I think, by now, there’s something of a 70's fatigue setting in in fashion. We’ve all loved the return of flare jeans and off-shoulder tops, but truth be told I’m kinda over the era now. Having said that, there’s one seventies-inspired Summer 2016 trend that’s always been a part of my wardrobe and I’m never going to retire it. Thanks to my frequent trips to Goa, I always have a stash of cheap and chic flea market dresses in the beach bum’s ultimate psychedelic print—tie-dye!
Let’s be clear about this: our favourite international houses sent down some superbly elevated takes on the trend for SS 2016, including BCBG Max Azria, Raquel Allegra and Altuzarra. Closer home, Karishma Shahani of Ka-Sha and Sailex have been dabbling with tie-dye for a few seasons now. This season, Nimish Shah of Shift has also given the trend an unexpected yet utterly feminine swirl that’s left us wanting more.
Naturally, the high street has taken a serious liking to the trend, too, with some chic iterations that are pocket-friendly and guaranteed to have you dreaming about the beach in no time. These tie-dye printed outfits are a great alternative to the same old tired florals, though definitely much more visually interesting.
While I’m still a few years away from retiring to Goa in my assortment of tie-dye dresses, there’s no reason why I can’t at least look the part every once in a while, no?
To get a jump start on the trend, keep scrolling for a selection of some chic tie-dye pieces available in the market right now.
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Feature photo: Zara
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