Ah, tie-dye. It just won’t die. It began in ancient times, then the Japanese and Chinese mastered it around the seventh century A.D. From there it travelled the world and eventually made it to America. In the 1920’s tie-dye curtains were popular, and during the Depression women tie-dyed cotton flower sacks and sewed them into clothes. But the art really came into its own in the sixties when those “crazy hippies” basically tie-dyed anything they could get their hands on. The last time I remember it being popular was when I was in college in the late 80’s. We tried to tie-dye shirts in the dorm washer. Needless to say, our dorm-mates were not pleased with the mess we left. But hey, I was young and reckless.
Cut to 2009. From the beautiful tie-dye garmets I’ve seen on the runways I’m glad this trend won’t die. There’s a reason it keeps coming back – because we like it! It’s carefree and cheerful and always makes me feel just a little rebellious. So get in touch with your inner-love child and head over to mine. a boutique for this fantastic, modern version of tie-dye. And maxi dresses are still in this summer so you can kill two trends with one dress! It’s made by Michelle Jonas and sells for $250.