It is not uncommon for long-forgotten trends from the last century to celebrate a comeback – including the psychedelic tie-dye technique, or batik for short. But in contrast to the past, the colorful patterns are (often) no longer produced in-house, but can be purchased in numerous shops.

Colorful batik patterns were already very trendy in 2020. And again this year you can see the pastel-colored looks behind many shop windows of popular fashion brands – or in numerous online shops. The bright colors exude the right summer feeling and bring a certain lightness with them. Whether it’s dresses or swimwear, T-shirts or leggings, skirts or shorts: the hottest batik trends will conquer the world’s catwalks again in 2022. The looks that are particularly popular this summer are listed below.

Tie-dy patterns: These are the tie-dye trends for 2022

1. Bold colors Even if classic batik trends are mostly colorful, muted colors are in trend in 2022. The minimalist looks are elegant and fashionable at the same time. But don’t worry: pastel-colored batik looks are of course still popular: whether baby blue, mint green or soft pink – anything that’s fun is allowed. And even bright colors – above all pink and yellow – are in demand this season.

2. Classic patterns Nothing has changed in the batik patterns this year: Frayed circles, narrow or wide zigzag lines adorn pretty much every piece of clothing – and that’s a good thing. After all, they are the result of the special tie-dye technique, i.e. the tying and dyeing of textiles. The classic patterns last set new trends in the 90s and will probably do so again in 2022.

3. Light materialsSince we increasingly wear short clothes in the warm summer months, most batik trends also come in light materials: Thin fabrics such as viscose or cotton blends are particularly popular, while water-resistant textiles are mostly used for swimwear – for example polyester or Nylon, as in this summery bikini set from the Floerns brand.

How to combine the batik patterns correctly

Due to the many colors and patterns, a tie-dye look can quickly bring unrest into an outfit. For this reason, here are the most important dos and don’ts:

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