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 (opens in new tab). 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 at Marie Claire, covering runway trends and tracking down the latest finds to buy and wear. When she’s not writing about fashion, she pens about the best places to jet-off to. Over her six years with Marie Claire, Sara has reported on the ever-evolving world of fashion— covering both established and emerging designers within the industry. Sara has held fashion positions at Lucky and SELF Magazine and was a regular contributor to Equinox’s Furthermore website, where she wrote across their style, wellness, and travel verticals. She holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and currently resides in Manhattan. Follow her along at @sarajonewyork.