Yay or Nay Wednesday: high-end tie dye
Most of us can admit to having a tie-dye T-shirt from summer camp somewhere in our closets that we bust out to sleep or work out in. But what about tie-dye as a bona fide fashion trend? One that costs serious money?
While hardly couture priced, Raquel Allegra's Tie-dye cotton-blend jersey skirt rings up at £145. It has a very sophisticated, body conscious pencil skirt silhouette and is presented as something of an officewear separate. It's probably depends on your office whether you can wear something so curve hugging, or such a bold print. But it would certainly be appropriate for fashion and lots of creative industries. But does that mean it's stylish?
The teal and mustard-colored skirt slips on with a ribbed elasticated waistband. Luckily it is hand washable - made of 50% cotton and 50% polyester - since it would be pretty ridiculous to have to dry clean a tie-dye item!
Designer tie-dye isn't surprising coming from a label which boasts "unapologetic comfort and modern romanticism." An L.A. native, Raquel Allegra started out with deconstructed T-shirts and is known for her unique shredding technique. The line introduced different items in fabrics like deerskin, linen, cashmere, and French lace in 2009 and has grown from there to be carried by stores like Liberty of London and Harvey Nichols.
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