Oh, ombré – it’s one effortless summer style that surely won’t fade. And rest assured, this gradient palette of color isn’t the tie-dye of your heyday. Whether you shop the look or go for DIY, there’s more to know about the dip-dye process than what meets the eye.
Ombré – the French word for “shaded” – suggests the style, while dip-dye refers to the tie-dye technique used to achieve its gradient glory. The fade effect is created by lowering the garment into the desired dye and gradually lifting it out. Leaving the lower half submerged a little longer will yield a deeper hue at the hem.
By Jillian Hudon, Staff Writer
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