The Coolest Tie Dye Sweatshirt | Jaimie Tucker

The Coolest Tie Dye Sweatshirt


Did you know that tie dye has been trending over the past 100 years? I was curious to learn more about one of the biggest trends of Spring 2020, and was surprised to learn that tie dye was extremely popular in America not only in the 60’s, though also in the 20’s and 30’s.

I’ve also linked the coolest tie dye sweatshirt I’ve seen around. In these days of staying at home, I’ve got it on steady rotation.  I’ve also linked some other tie dye pieces that are in my closet now, or on my wish-list.

Origins of Tie Dye

Earliest written records of tie dye show it existed in ancient China and Japan. Makers used perishable goods like blackberries and onions to create the dyes. In India, strips of fabric were used to to create tie patterns. Tie dye found its way to America in the 1920’s. As the Depression broke out in the 1930’s, pamphlets were distributed to Americans instructing them on tie dye techniques so they could repurpose and design items such as flour and sugar sacks into new usable clothing and decorations.

In the 1960’s, hippies revived the tie dye trend. Tie dye was a way to make one of a kind, unique clothing items that resonated with the independent spirit of the time. Famous American fashion designer Halston picked up on the subculture trend and started showing tie dyed garments in his runway collections. Celebrities such as Janis Joplin and Jerry Garcia started wearing tie dye, turning it into one of the most defined trends of the century.

The Coolest Tie Dye Sweatshirt

At the time of this writing, we are all staying home due to the coronavirus pandemic. In these uncertain times, cozy sweatshirts and comfort clothes appeal. This sweatshirt has an oversize fit and looks cute with jeans, sweatpants, leggings, anything. It is 100% cotton and has a classic, rounded neckline with dropped sleeves.

I even wore it on my televised Skype call with Mass Appeal NBC-22. Since the station is currently closed to the public, including segments guests, we met over Skype to discuss tie dye trends, and this was my cozy, yet stylish go-to piece as I gave an interview from my office desk chair. You can see the interview here once I get the link. Update to follow.

I’ve also included some additional fun tie dye pieces below from one of my favorite online boutiques. Use code 15FORYOU to get 15% off all purchases.

It’s been just one week at home all together, though nothing wrong with feeling cute and comfy at the same time. Be safe friends. Thinking of you all and wishing everyone good health.

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xo, Jaimie
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18 thoughts on “The Coolest Tie Dye Sweatshirt

    1. Thank you Lee. I loved the different color mix, a little different than the typical colors one sees with tie dye. Though it was a sophisticated take.

    1. Thank you Sarah! Most days now with all that is going on, you’ll find me wearing around the house with joggers. Stay well xx

    1. Thank you Anna! I’m loving it too. It seems perfect for the at home moment we are all experiencing. If we are going to home, may as well be comfy and stylish at the same time. Cheers!

  1. I’m literally wearing a tie dye sweatskirt right now, and I love it so much! So glad it’s back in season!

  2. I am in love with this sweatshirt! It would be adorable tucked in some shorts for spring and summer too. Those mules are cute too 🙂

  3. Before reading your post, I had no clue about the history of tie dye, and now I’m 100% fascinated! It was really neat to learn about its origin! And girl, this sweatshirt is really to die for. I love the combination of colors. I’m not usually one for tie dye, but this almost looks marbled more than anything – and I’m into it!

    1. I was so interested to learn the history of tie dye too. I always thought it originated with the hippies in the ’60’s. Agree with you that the traditional print is not my cup of tea, though the more sophisticated patterns, like the marbling, are more in line with my taste. Glad you liked the sweatshirt, it’s been on steady rotation for me!

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