Tie-dye was invented in the US in the 1960s and since then has been dead as a doornail. However, this is back in fashion since Beyonce first wore it on a holiday at the beach. Last season the top-end brands like Prada, Stella McCartney and others turned it into a catwalk trend. Even research shows that tie-dye is the highest searched keyword and it has also been the most favourite DIY during the lockdown.
Tie-dye is slowly taking over the market. You can find this technique for all clothing types; Shirts, Kurtis or even Sarees and you will surely be making a statement.
Recently Hira Mani was seen wearing a beautiful tie-dye saree this Eid and she looks gorgeous and this is the perfect look for this summer!
If you are not a fan of Sarees, there are many more options to choose from. Kaftans are your best bet if you want to be traditional yet fashionable at the same time! Tie-dye plus mirror work on this Kaftan has given it a whole new look!
This can also be utilised during Shaadi season by adding embellishments and pairing it with a long necklace and earrings.
There are also tie-dye shirts in the market which you can wear when dining out with friends or family.
It is quite easy to dress up with tie-dye shirts because they make you look so dressy and tasteful that you do not need to add many accessories to have a complete look!
Not only this you can also make your own Tie-Dye piece at home and give your old clothes a new look. Follow the steps below for a tie-dye Shirt/Kurti at home:
- Grab an old white Shirt/Kurti, it doesn’t matter even if it has stains
- Pre-wash your shirt to remove any potential oils, dirt or chemicals that may resist the dye
- Set up your dye area with plastic sheets or garbage bags. It is better to carry out this activity outdoors!
- Swirl the shirt and tie it up with rubber bands as shown in the picture below, this will give you a spiral affect post dye
- Prepare the dyes according to the directions on each bottle
- Dunk sections of your shirts in different dyes and allow it to dry for about 8 hours or overnight
- Wash your shirt, make sure to wash it separately. Now your tie-dye shirt is ready!