Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Twofer Tuesday - Dip Dyeing

Hey everyone! Today, our blog is all about finding affordability in high fashion trends! We've decided to call it Twofer Tuesday!

One of my favorite trends from Menswear A/W 2012 collections was Dip Dyeing or Gradual Vertical Color Blocking! Color Blocking has become so common in clothing these days (which I love!), so whenever it's used in an interesting way, I'm all for it!

Check out these great examples from Paris Menswear collections shown back in January! :

Ann Demeulemeester

Raf Simons


Ann Demeulemeester

Raf Simons

Pretty fun, right? This trend excites me because the color combinations are endless and it can brighten up a simple t-shirt look into something a little more special! It's also easy to interpret for all seasons!

ASOS, a great online retailer (who offers free shipping always, mind you!), has plenty of dip dye options at affordable prices for both men and women!

Samual Membery Dip Dye Denim Jacket - $91.14

Boxfresh Dip Dye Bamboo T-Shirt - $58.00

Gio Gio Contraband Edren Dip Stripe T-Shirt - $46.40

Paul Smith Dip Dye Stripe T-Shirt - $62.14

Mango Dip Dye Dress - $38.09

ASOS Maxi Dress in Dip Dye Lace - $48.05

Simeon Farrar Dip-Dye Checked Shirt - $134.22

My favorite dip dye is Simeon Farrar's Checked Shirt.. Isn't it fierce? It's like a cloudy mask over the standard plaid, which adds a lot more to the look!

The best part of this trend is that you could try it on your own! I've dyed many fabrics in my sink (make sure it's metal or that it won't turn colored itself!!) and it's super easy! I'm definitely going to be trying this trend on my own and see what I come up with!

I've used the cheap Rit Dye that you can find in any super market and it's mostly true to what color it says it should be. You do always have to worry about what fabric you're using. Polyesters don't dye much (they are plastic, after all), so you might get a light version of what you're expecting, while cottons will soak up that dye perfectly! Just remember that synthetics are tough to dye, while natural fibers will dye much easier, but have different properties that will affect the overall distributed look!

If anyone has tried dip dyeing, show me the results! I'll definitely be trying this trend soon!


[Images courtesy of STYLE.COM and ASOS]

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  1. i'm going to cut an old pair of jeans into shorts and dip-dye them!

    1. Yes!! I think I'm gonna double dip dye a tee tomorrow and see how it goes!

  2. That's such a good idea. Me too! haha