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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