Lockdown has brought with it some interesting trends. During the first weeks, we were all fairly bored out of our minds. All it took was a few TikTok videos for us all to start tie dying our clothes as a new hobby. Tie dye has come back as a trend during lockdown, specifically with loungewear. As we’re all working from home, comfort has become the defining factor for trends. A two-piece tie dye track suit or loungewear set gives you comfort without compromising on style. We’re going to round up everything you need to know about the tie dye trend and how you can jump on the bandwagon.
There are over 6 million posts on the #tiedye on Instagram, showing you the world of possibilities and different colour combinations, you can create. While we usually associate tie dye with the summer months, the right colour choice can make it wearable all year long. The tie dye trend last had its big hurrah during the 90s, making it no surprise that it’s came back now, while everything from the era is having a major compact.
Part of the appeal with the tie dye trend is that its an accessible way to replicate your favourite’s celebrity’s style. It’s not like a thousand-euro handbag or an expensive gold bracelet, it’s something you can easily find an affordable version of. During the early months of lockdown, our social media feeds were full of photos of celebrities like Hailey Bieber and Jennifer Lopez rocking the trend at home while sheltering in place.
The internet is full of DIY tutorials teaching you how to make your own tie dye clothes, using t-shirts and other garments that you no longer love. While half of the population was making banana bread and sourdough, the other half was tie dying their old clothes. Sites like Etsy and Depop have been flooded with entrepreneurs jumping on the trend and selling their own at-home tie dye pieces, many of them made using vintage pieces from the 90s. You can find everything from Nike sweatshirts to socks and hoodies.
Not everyone will want to make a DIY tie dye tracksuit, there is no shortage of options in the mainstream. You’re spoilt for choice of what kind of tie dye you want, with everything from shorts and crop tops to dresses. Tie dye is the perfect way to bring some life to your loungewear and working from home attire.
The tie dye trend is unique as its one that has united influencers, celebrities, and normal social media users during the pandemic. Looking ahead to the summer, we expect to tie dye clothing to be everywhere – both on and offline as the world slowly comes out of lockdown. Now is the perfect time to add a few tie dyes to your closet, whether you want to wear them while working from home or for your daily socially distanced walk.
Did you jump on the tie dye bandwagon? Do you think it’s a pandemic phase or is the trend here to stay?