Micro-trend alert: Tie dye is back for 2019 – for work, not festivals


Tie-dye is generally associated with the hippies of the 60s and 70s, Full Moon parties in Thailand and festival season. 

However, for SS19, designers are pushing tie-dye as a micro-trend for the office, brunch or a night out rather than a tropical holiday or music festival. 

The looks was dotted all over the SS19 runway shows, at major fashion houses like Prabal Guruing, R13, MSGM and Stella McCartney. 


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Here are six ways to wear the boho style in 2019:

For Work

This stunning Tie-Dye animal print skirt from Next is perfect for the office. Team with a black jumper and boots like the model shown, or add white runners, a white t-shirt and denim jacket for casual Fridays, 

This Mango lace-topped camisole is perfect for layering (and it's on sale!). For a busy day at work, wear it over a light turtleneck top an black jeans, then whip off the turtleneck and add a leather jacket for desk-to-dancefloor ease. 

For a hectic day of meetings, this Topshop tie-dye print dress is ideal – add heels for the boardroom or go for easy to wear mules and a trench coat for an on-trend look. While the tie dye trend might come and go, the print on this guna doesn't scream hippy, so we will be stashing it away for an end-of-year winter wedding, where sky-high heels, a warm-toned clutch, statement necklace and cropped fur jacket will breath new life into the trend for a colder season.  

For Play

This Topshop sponge painted blouse would also look fab at work tucked into a tailored trouser, but teamed with killer heels and a black leather skirt the shirt would look flawless. 

Mango's Northern Lights remnant print is so good, we'll take both the cami and the lace-edged slip dress. For the colder months, we're throwing this on over thick tights and a grey turtleneck with our chunkiest coat, and when the weather warms up, add Dr Martins, bare legs and an oversized blazer. 

The simplicity of a good t-shirt is elevated with a hint of tie-dye print. This ASOS tie-dye summery t-shirt is a winner tucked into any pair of jeans, or amplify your brunch casual style by pairing this with a metallic pleated midi skirt and a pair of sandals.