Denim. There’s been the classics – hotpants and high-waisted, then the come and go-ers – dungarees and flares, and then the trends that are potentially lethal in dangerous hands – yes, you, culprits of dodgy denim.
So if there’s one trending denim style you NEED to get right, it’s what’s been termed Gradient denim, or Ombre denim to us normal folk.
Like a pair of jeans that have been warped in a time machine, this is a retro style gone superbly right! Forget coloured denim in girly pinks and baby blues, ombre denim is the mature, stylish take on the style – and it’s guaranteed to look hotter on you than those block colours jeans.
Worn with heels, a pair of ombre dyed jeans are guaranteed to spice up your outfit. It’s all science y’see – the eye is drawn to to the bolder colour and traces down as it fades – making the illusion of your figure more attractive.
Lets not forget the gents! After all, it was designer Dries Van Noten who kickstarted the buzz for ombre when he featured it for his spring ’11 collection in Paris. Having filtered through the fashion ranks, ombre denim has surfaced as a universal alternative to hippy washes and adapts into any style – day or night, work or play.
ASOS’ Ombre Acid Wash Jeans are the perfect way to style the trend into the final summer days and keeping that summer glow lasting. These are an absolute bargain at £10.50 – but don’t expect them to hang around long.
Or why not have a go at dying your own jeans. Personalise them and make them yours!
Denim – colour is up to you
Dye – Dylon’s a good one
1. Wet the denim in the bucket of cold water and pop them on the hanger.
2. Add the dye to the water.
3. Test the dye on a scrap piece of denim. Success.
4. Hang the denim above the bucket with the bottom submerged in the water.
5. Watch the dye work it’s way up the fabric.This should take about 8-12 hours. Spray denim with water to re-wet and make the dye spread higher.
6. Remove the denim from the bucket and leave to dry.
7. Wash the denim alone, and in cold water before wearing.