7 Tie-Dye Dress Styles That Will Be Huge This Summer

by Ryan Gale
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With DIY activities on the rise, it's no surprise that tie-dye dresses are having a moment. But the style, which rose to prominence in the '60s, is much more elevated than your typical dip-dyed shirt and socks. Designers are embracing the trend to give all your favorite style staples a colorful, retro flair, including eyelet minis, silk maxis, and everything in between. And the prints are sophisticated, too: splashy watercolor, rainbow ombré, and more.

If you're hesitant to embrace the look, know that tie-dye is more versatile than you'd every image. Tie-dye prints run the gamut from subtle to bold, and this season's dress styles come in casual, dressy, and sporty silhouettes. If you love a Bohemian aesthetic, why not go for a lace-trimmed maxi dress with yellow and orange ombré tie-dye? A fan of the classic LWD, try a puff-sleeve mini with a subtle watercolor take on the print. Looking for a dress fit for a night out with your friends? Invest in a slip dress with an eye-catching print in contrasting colors.

Below, find the top seven tie-dye dress styles to add to your wardrobe this summer.

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Slip Dresses

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Indulge in the boudoir-inspired trend, but make it a little more playful with a tie-dye option this Summer.

Shirt Dress

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Make your tie-dye number slightly more tailored with a button-front, collared shirt dress.


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Whether allover ruching or a single waist band or shoulder detail, consider adding a bit more texture to your tie-dye look with a ruched dress.


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For the hottest days of summer, make sure to have a sleeveless dress (or five!) on hand. Added bonus if you choose one with contrasting straps and a flirty ruffle hem.


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Go boho this summer with a tie-dye dress that grazes the floor. Add sunglasses and neutral flats and you're good to go.


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For daytime with sneakers or nighttime with heels, try an elegant midi silhouette. It’s the timeless classic made even more vibrant by way of a tie-dye pattern.


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Be fun and flirty with a mini dress in any style. Puff sleeves and a bright color make the look even more modern.

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