Sophisticated Tie Dye Outfits to Obsess Over

These pieces are to dye for!

Woman Wearing Tie Dye Outfit
(Image credit: Getty Images ¦ Christian Vierig)

We’ve all dabbled in at least a little bit of tie-dye DIY. Remember your excitement as you ransacked your old sweats or cracked open a fresh pack of white tees? The process was a little messy, but logistically pretty simple: just tie, dip, and dye to impart a fantastical galaxy pattern on old clothes. A feast for the eyes! The ancient art form rooted in the 6th century was a summer camp favorite and a psychedelic symbol of the '60s. While the pattern never went completely dormant, it's likely that your Grateful Dead-loving uncle was the only adult who rocked it. Today, an elevated approach has surfaced. You don't have to bust out peace signs or prance around barefoot to wear it. In fact, fashion's newfound fascination with tie-dye is everywhere and on everything, from skirts to heels to handbags. Ahead, we've got five sophisticated ways to wear it.

Sara Holzman
Style Director

Sara Holzman is the Style Director for Marie Claire, where she's worked alongside the publication for eight years in various roles, ensuring the brand's fashion content continues to inform, inspire, and shape the conversation about fashion's ever-evolving landscape. With a degree from the Missouri School of Journalism, Sara is responsible for overseeing a diverse fashion content mix, from emerging and legacy designer profiles to reported features on the influence of social media on style and seasonal and micro trends across the world's fashion epicenters in New York, Milan, and Paris. Before joining Marie Claire, Sara held fashion roles at Conde Nast's Lucky Magazine and Self Magazine and was a style and travel contributor to Equinox's Furthermore website. Over her decade of experience in the fashion industry, Sara has helped guide each brand's style point of view, working alongside veteran photographers and stylists to bring editorial and celebrity photo shoots to fruition from start to finish. Sara currently lives in New York City. When she's not penning about fashion or travel, she’s at the farmer’s market, on a run, working to perfect her roasted chicken recipe, or spending time with her husband, dog, and cat. Follow her along at @sarajonewyork