To Dye For!

10 March 2010


When I say Tie Dye I’m not talking about your typical Hippie Tie Dye Shirt, I’m talking about the Spring 2010 Trend gracing the Runways. Chic Dresses Galore, Cocktail dresses are IN! At Proenza Schoular cute minis with feather accents were all the rage. Herve Ledger, a new Tie Dye take on The Bandage Dress. I love the form fitting shapes, as well as the colorful long flowing dresses, spotted at Blumarine. They all look so wearable taken straight from the runway, but they’re not what I would call budget friendly.

Now for the Cheap Chic rundown on how to take those must have runways looks right to your closet. I’m thinking Dresses, Skirts and Accessories for the ‘Real Life Runway’.
Consider Chiffons, Satins and Soft Cottons; be very aware of shapes and lengths. 

For Example the Anastase Ash Tree Dress from Lulus.com is a drapey yet body conscious dress in gray gradient chiffon. It can be dressed up or worn to brunch with your girlfriends.  It’s all about the accessories you choose to pair it up with, from heels to belts to cardigans. Another example would be a flirty Tie Dye Print Skirt, like Forever21’s. It’s very casual chic but it has a burst of color and that’s exactly what you want to accomplish with this trend, it’s not for the shy. 

Again, play with Tie Dye and take some risks, figure out what works and doesn’t work. Style should be fun and not taken too seriously. XOXO



















1. Anastase Ash Tree Dress, Lulus.com $38
2. Deep V Purple Tie Dye Maxi, JcPenney $59.99
3.Shock Phase Dress, Lulus.com $55
4.AB Studio Tie Dye Tunic, Kohl’s $19.99
5.Tie Dye Print Skirt, Forever21 $15.80
6.Kensie Dress Tie Dye Chiffon, Macy’s $29.99 (was $78)
7.M.S.S.P Knot Front Dress, Dillard’s $38.40 (was $128)
8.Miss Chievous Dress, Macy’s $24.99 (use promo code ‘weekend’ for 15% off)