Aside from peace signs and yellow smiley faces, few things recall the spirit of the 1960s like rainbow-colored tie-dye patterns. This spring and summer, the tie-dye patterns beloved by ‘60s music icons like Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Jerry Garcia are making a major comeback.
Their modern-day iterations, however, come in more sophisticated color schemes, appear on more playful and feminine garments as opposed to the baggy T-shirts of past eras, and feature more deliberate geometric shapes as opposed to the chaotic, swirl-heavy patterns of yore.
For a fresh take on tie-dye, try the Route 66 tie-dye midi dress, a calf-skimming, figure-hugging number with three-quarter sleeves that features concentric circles in aquatic shades of blue.
Another fashion-forward option is the Sofia by Sofia Vergara banded maxi dress, a floor-skimming number with a flattering surplice neckline and plum-colored elastic bands that create shoulder straps, accentuate the bust line, and decorate the empire waist. The dress’s Bohemian chic print, meanwhile, features cross shapes arranged in a kaleidoscopic manner.
The breezy Joe Boxer convertible dress, meanwhile, will be the talk of every beach, boardwalk, and pool party you visit thanks to its trendy high-low hemline and perky honeysuckle pink color. A wide elasticized band, meanwhile, allows you to wear the piece as a strapless dress with a bandeau neckline or move it down to your waist and rock it as a fold-over maxi skirt.