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10th Commandment: May 15

Dear Belle,

The pile of fashion magazines on my nightstand says that tie dye is back in style.  That can’t possibly be true…can it?

Hanna

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River Island Tie Dye Mirror Print Dress ($43)

Why, yes, tie-dye is in style this season.  But this is not necessarily a bad thing.

The dress above is a cool mix of Alexander McQueen’s prints and the freeform pattern of tie-dye.  Even name designers like Elie Tahari, DvF and Tory Burch have embraced the power of tie-dye.  And the colors of this strapless dress from Intermix are sublime. But since I don’t think this is a trend with multi-season sticking power, let’s keep to the less expensive choices, shall we?

I like this London Times dress, this flirty orange dress and this purple maxi.

If you’re not looking for a dress, I love the mix of colors on this top and this cowl neck top would look nice with navy or bright separates.  I also like the colors on this tie-dye maxi.  Or if you just want a hint of tie-dye, try this BCBG scarf.

Plus size?  This INC dress has just a hint of pattern on a solid field, it’s really pretty.  Petite?  I like the mix of colors and textures on this crewneck tee.

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