Ombre is a french term meaning “to shade.” For textiles ombre is used to describe fabrics with a dyed, woven or printed design that produces a gradual color change, usually from light to dark. The ombre trend has been popular for a few seasons but gained new relevance when Phillip Lim and Neil Barrett included several dip-dyed pieces in their Spring 2012 presentations.

Here is a small sample of what’s available. From $375 for a crisp Neil Barrett button down, to $23 for an easy-to-wear Gap t-shirt. Topman’s $55 dip dye orange & blue sweatshirt deserves and honorable mention. It’s utilitarian, cheap and on trend.

 

Above From Left To Right:
3.1 Phillip Lim Dip Dye Gradient Cotton Shirt $250 From the TheCorner.com
3.1 Phillip Lim Cotton Canvas Saddle With Ombre Gradient In Black Alabaster $295.00 From 3.1 Philip Lim
3.1 Phillip Lim Cotton Canvas Saddle Pants With Ombre Gradient In ivory Black $295.00 From TheCorner.com

 

 

 


Above From Left To Right:
Neil Barrett Dip Dye Gradient Cotton Shirt $375.00 From TheCorner.com
3.1 Phillip Ombre Gradient Cut Off Cotton T-Shirt $150.00 From Aloha Rag

 

 

 

Farm Tactics Ombre Slub Knit Tee In Navy & Olive $44.00 From Unionmade

 

 

 

Dip Dyed Cotton T-Shirt $22.95 From Gap

 

 

 

Above From Left To Right:
Blue To Orange Dip Dye Cotton T-Shirt $36.00 From Topman
Blue & Orange Dip Dye Cotton Sweatshirt $55.00 From Topman