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Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Kameel Stanley, & Keyonna Summers

Tie dye is back, but should we wear it?



Oh fashion, you are a funny, fickle thing. One minute, a look is in. Then, it's out. Spin forward a few decades, add a dash of retrofitting, and that discarded style becomes the rage once again.

After women everywhere ditched their Dynasty jackets and hairstyles, you returned shoulder pads to the runways. We scorned the pairing of jean tops with jean bottoms as something only folks with fanny packs would wear, but then you declare jean-on-jean combos hot, hot, hot.

And so it goes with tie dye, the popular DIY fashion of yesteryear. 

Tie-dyed fabrics are one of this season's trends, popping up on high-end bags, tunics and scarves. But make no mistake: This isn't an excuse to resurrect that cotton tank dress you tie-dyed yourself with rubber bands and hand twisting back in the '80s or an invitation to wear your Grateful Dead T-shirt to dinner.

Love it or hate it, here are some ways tie dye is making a comeback:

Tie-dye clutch
This tie dye clutch is part of Iman's Global Chic line, featured recently on HSN. It allows you to bring out your inner hippie, in a small, tasteful dose.

Blumarine dress Blumarine 2 
Good for you if you can afford anything from Blumarine. For the rest of us, consider this collection as inspiration.

Calvin tie dye
The price of this Calvin Klein shirtdress from Macy's is a bit more palatable. But is $119 too much to spend on something that has THIS SEASON and TREND written all over it? 

Deal Diva Colleen

[Last modified: Thursday, May 20, 2010 5:27pm]


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