What’s a Space Dye Sweater (and Why You Need One)

Even if you have a drawer full of knits, you miss out if you don’t own a Space Dye Sweater. This year they’re more popular than ever, and here are a few reasons.

Space dye sweater | Deborah Boland | Fabulous After 40

1. Space Dye Sweaters are Colorful

I always say that color is energy and energy is life, and in midlife, we certainly want to look alive, don’t we (LOl!)  Space dye sweaters, like my pretty blue one, are colorful because of the unique way the yarn is created.

Each strand is dyed in multiple colors to create abstract color patterns, which may or may not repeat throughout the length of the yarn. Maybe you’ve heard of dip dye? Well, it’s the same thing.

space dye sweater white coat Deborah Boland

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Space-dyed yarn can be dyed in coordinating or contrasting shades. My sweater is in pretty shades of blue, giving a subtle yet sophisticated look. Contrasting colors would give this sweater a more funky look. (Does my white coat look familiar? I wore it last week with that pretty pink sweater I showed you.)

Blue Ombre Sweater | Deborah Boland | Fabulous After 40

2. Space Dye Sweaters Add Texture to your Wardrobe

Any great wardrobe needs texture, and space-dye sweaters give you that. Most are made with marled (twisted) yarn, so you end up with a chunky knit sweater with many colors, which tends to emphasize the texture even more.

Blue sweater, jeans | Deborah Boland | Fabulous After 40

3. Space Dye Sweaters are Sporty

You tend to see a lot of space-dye sweaters and tops in Athleisurewear. With a dressier sweater like this, you still get that cool, sporty, camouflage-print look and feel.

I love how this sweater has been knit in different directions, creating a figure-flattering V-shape down the front.

Blue dip-dye sweater | Deborah Boland | Fabulous After 404. They’re Comfy

This space dye sweater is nearly 60% cotton, so it’s soft and comfy and a nice weight to wear in the spring.

Blue sweater, bootcut jeans | Deborah Boland | Fabulous After 40

5. This Cropped Style is Right on Trend

Cropped space-dye sweaters have been trending. This one sits perfectly at my waist and looks excellent when paired with long, dark bootcut jeans.

Pink Kate Spade bag | Fabulous After 40

I love this stunning blue color with my new pink Kate spade bag.


Blue knit sweater, pink bag, jeans | Deborah Boland | Fabulous After 40


What a cute look, and now this fabulous Banana Republic sweater is now 40% off. Pick one up before they sell out. It comes in petite sizes too. Just click the links in the shop the look above.

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