Thursday, 18 July 2013

To Dye For

It's not saved for hippies or those thrifty types who up-cycle unused plain white tees (myself included), tie-dying is the 'it' print for this season. It's a staple in my wardrobe that's for sure.

Whether it's using a rainbow palette of colours or a single colour washed effect, tie-dye can take hundreds of forms. It can transform a simple t-shirt and high waisted short combo in to a carnival of colour.

(Monique Lhuillier; Raspberry iridescent ombré chiffon one shoulder draped gown with side split)

One designer who has really embraced the tie-dye to create a gorgeous floor length gown is Monique Lhuillier. The fabulous Filipino designer, most famous for her bridal wear, perfectly combines the casual nature of this material with the elegant cut of this dress to come up with a fresh and flawless piece. Her entire Resort 2014 collection is a combination of superb tailoring and flattering cuts with bold colouring and impeccably chosen prints.

Another of my favourite stand-out pieces has to be her Aquamarine Silk Faille Raglan Sleeve Swing Coat. I love the vibrant colour and uber chic design. You can see that any outfit would be instantly douzed in style once this coat is draped over the top.

So don't shy away from the dye look or bright statement colours. It'll get you noticed, and for all the right reasons.