There aren’t too many trends that transcend the lines between hair, beauty, and fashion. But in the last year, we have seen ombre on the hair of every female celebrity, on nails, and now“ on our clothing. If you are unfamiliar with the term ombre, it just means colour that graduates from light to dark. It has also recently started to evolve in less of a gradual fade, and more of a stark contrast in dip dyed clothing. Either way, this is one trend you might love or absolutely hate, but you can’t deny its prevalence and intrigue. If you do happen to be a lover of ombre and dip dyed fashion, take a look at its progression from the runway, to the streets, to your closet.
One of the first times we saw this trend on the runway for the spring/summer season was for Dries Van Noten. The RTW collection had a stunning array of ombre and dip dyed pieces in every shape, colour and pattern. Dresses where the pattern suddenly fades away as if it has be dipped in bleach; fitted blazers that fade gradually from bright colours to off-white; and denim with only a thin band of blue at the top that has not been dyed. All the pieces, no matter how odd they might sound, looked tasteful and stylish.
It wasn’t long before this trend started popping up all over the streets, and thus the street style blogs. Though you start seeing the same trend everywhere on everyone, it is always interesting to see how different people style it and make it their own. As you can see here, ombre works for a more conservative look, a completely eccentric look, and a sort of grungy look. Totally and utterly versatility.
If you are tempted to try this look out on yourself, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding it. Online stores like Denim Refinery feature vintage denim items that have been dip dyed and refined, if you will, like this Bill Blass shirt for $72. BCBG by Max Azria has you covered if you need a classy ombre cocktail dress, like this one for $178. And if you like the bohemian maxi skirt look, you could try one like this yellow ombre skirt from Anthropology for $148. Or you can take your own clothes and dye them yourself. Just be careful (and don’t blame us if they don’t turn out!)