Haute, Not Hippie Ways to Wear Tie-Dye This Summer

Though you may have spent summers as a kid giving every white piece of clothing you owned the psychedelic treatment, you probably never thought that you’d be sporting tie-dye as an adult. But thanks to designers like Mara Hoffman and Jonathan Saunders, tie-dye is all grown up and moving away from its hippie beginnings. New dying techniques lend a fresh perspective to modern, moody dressing for a more refined take on the bleach effect. Finished in a few shades in a similar color family, this far-out fashion can be found splattered across everything from casual daytime dresses to prim pencil skirts this season. See below for 20 reasons you might want to give tie-dye another try.