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10 Tie-Dye Dresses You’ll Want to Wear All Summer

For when you’re not in the mood to take the DIY route, these are the already tie-dyed dresses you’ll want in your closet this season.
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The 60s-era motif that has taken everyone by surprise is here to stay. Last year, tie-dye invaded the fashion industry, showing up on everything from sweatpants to tees to handbags. The print shows no signs of leaving the runways (or our shopping carts) anytime soon, and this versatile trend leaves room for designers to reinterpret the iconic print according to their brand’s heritage. Dior, for instance, opted to incorporate tie-dye using subtle shades of deep blue in their fall 2020 collection, while Italian houses Versace and Prada tend to take a compelling neon-bright approach to the trend.

This season, you’ll find that brands are continuing to hop on the vibrant tie-dye train, and although summer is well underway, most of us are still searching for the perfect summer-essential dress. Whether you choose a lightweight slip or a stunning designer piece, a tie-dye dress is sure to become one of your warm weather wardrobe staples. 

If you’re looking for an unconventional going-out look, this is the dress for you. This sexy little number hugs you in all the right places while the matching gloves add a statement-making, fashion-forward twist. Complete the look with heeled sandals and bold earrings.

Kim Shui Tie Dye Shirred Dress, $345, Kim Shui

Where art meets tie-dye. The minimalist silhouette and classic Ellery turtleneck add modest coverage and make this lovely pastel dress an ideal look for any occasion.

Ellery Tie-Dye Print Side Buttoned Dress, $858 Farfetch

Once again, Prada shows us how it’s done. Designer Miuccia Prada opts for a more abstract application of the hot motif, creating a striking watercolor bleed on crisp cotton poplin. The mother-of-pearl buttons and detachable belt also add an elegant touch to the look, making this dress perfectly versatile.

Prada White & Green Belted Tie-Dye Dress, $2,480, Ssense

New York-based brand Dannijo has featured some of the most unique color combinations in its latest tie-dye collection. This sunset-hued slip dress can be styled in a multitude of ways depending on your mood. Dress it up with lace-up sandals, or pare it back with combat boots and sneakers.

Dannijo Bullseye Tie-Dye Silk Midi Dress, $395, Saks Fifth Avenue

This summer, you will definitely want to get your hands on a pareo, and if it’s tie-dye, even better! Figue’s vibrant silk version is an absolute wardrobe staple due to its versatility. Knot it at the hip to style it as a skirt or wrap it around your neck to sport as a dress or cover-up when at the beach. Pair it with bold earrings, a straw clutch, and off you go. 

Figue Tie-Dyed Silk Pareo, $118, Net-a-Porter

Breathable and lightweight, this piece by Retrofête makes for a perfect summer dress. Whether you pair it with lace up sandals or sneakers, this slip-style mini will certainly become a staple in your wardrobe.

Retrofête Auris Tie Dye Asymmetrical Dress, $415, Retrofête

This figure-hugging Versace dress, tie-dyed in a dashing neon green, might seem a tad risqué, but the classic knee length and high neck also make for a sophisticated piece. What makes this look even more iconic is Gianni Versace’s handwritten signature embroidered across the back.

Versace Embroidered Tie-Dyed Ribbed Silk-Jersey Midi Dress, $638, Net-a-Porter

Coachella may have been cancelled this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still experience the look. The modern take on a casual shirt-dress makes for a playful and, most importantly, comfortable number you’ll want in your wardrobe for the hotter months. Complete the look with dad sandals and a micro bag.

Palm Angels Tie Dye Shirt Dress, $944, Farfetch

This slinky Réalisation dress is a date night savior. It features a bias cut and cowl neck that make for a sexy, yet modest piece, while the purple tie-dye print adds the perfect touch of romance.

Réalisation Par The Capulet In Karma, $220, Réalisation Par

For those who want to get the retro vibe of a tie-dye print but aren’t keen on psychedelic colors, this Dion Lee dress is a perfect starting point. The designer’s signature minimalist silhouette paired with a subtle indigo and white print creates an edgy but still sophisticated tie-dye moment.

Dion Lee Tie-Dye Cut-Out Dress, $1,390, Farfetch

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