Tie-Dye is the New Black
If you’ve been on any social media platform recently, I’m sure you have seen someone wearing tie-dye. A tie-dye sweatsuit is the official quarantine uniform. With all the spare time at home, everyone is tie-dying!
Per usual, social media influencers were the first to the trend. Charli D’amelio, Addison Rae, and James Charles have been strutting their tie-dye looks on Instagram and Tik Tok. But it’s not just influencers enjoying the tie-dye craze, celebs like Taylor Swift, Kylie, and Rihanna have been spotted in tie-dye over the last month as well. The fad took off on TikTok. Thousands of short minute videos showed users flexing their stylish tie-dye set. The #tiedye has over 605.5 million views. Almost every clothing company is selling tie-dye now, but you can also do it yourself!
The colors of tie-dye range from black bleach dyed to colorful combinations. The do-it-yourself aspect of this fashion trend makes each piece unique! There’s a variety of different tie-dye styles too. The most popular tie-dye patterns are the spiral which resembles a wave and the ice dye that has a splotchy look to it. The best part about this trend is that you can do it for relatively cheap! All you need is a sweatsuit, tie-dye kit or bleach, and some extra time on your hands.
If you’re looking to learn how to tie-dye, you’re in luck. There are hundreds of how-to videos on YouTube and TikTok that’ll teach you how to craft your favorite tie-dye style. It only takes about 2-4 hours to tie-dye a shirt and, for the majority of that time, it is in the washer or dryer. So just sit back and enjoy some TikToks while waiting. Another great thing about tie-dye is that even if you make a mistake, it still looks good. Tie-dying does not require precision, so have fun making your dream fit. Don’t forget to show it off on Instagram when you’re finished!