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8 Ways to Dress to Impress in a Tie-Dye Dress

Published Date May 28, 2021

If you’ve got places to go and people to see, but nothing to wear, don’t fret! Elevating your wardrobe doesn’t have to deplete your bank account. Dress to impress with these eight fun and affordable tie-dye dress ideas you can DIY today and have ready to wear tomorrow!

What you need:

- Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye Kits of choice

- White 100% cotton dresses

- Disposable plastic surface cover

Tie-Dye Slip Dress:

Tie-Dye Slip Dress:

This versatile slip dress project calls for the Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye Kit of your choice as well as a Tulip Two-Minute Tie-Dye Container. With its cool colors and clean pleats, this dress can be styled with strappy sandals and a floppy hat for a light and breezy summer look. Or, you can dress to impress for fall by accessorizing with boots and a denim jacket to keep your fab tie-dye dress in rotation for another season.

Tie-Dye Flannel Effects Dress:

Tie-Dye Flannel Effects Dress:

Turns out tie dye isn’t the only trend on a 21st century comeback tour. Flannel and other 90s fashions are like, totally back in style, too! Use the folding tie-dye technique to put your own creative spin on this grunge-inspired flannel look, and dress to impress as a retro force to be reckoned with!

Tie-Dye Summer Kimono

Tie-Dye Summer Kimono

Kimonos are such an adaptable look, no matter where your plans take you. Wear this tie-dyed version to cover up at the beach, to wrap over a slinky slip dress, or to add some flowy flare to your basic jeans and T-shirt. You can use any Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye Kit to mimic the tutorial’s bullseye technique, or you can opt for any pattern of your choosing!

Tie-Dye Maxi Skirt

Tie-Dye Maxi Skirt

Dress to impress (or maybe even dress to get mistaken for a celebrity!) with this tie-dye maxi skirt inspired by Hillary Duff. To get the look, you’ll need two or three Tulip 1-Color Tie-Dye Kits in Black and a white maxi skirt. Don’t forget to add some standard starlet accessories, like a simple tank, a cute bag, and sunglasses the size of the Hollywood sign.

Ombre Tie-Dye Maxi Dress

Ombre Tie-Dye Maxi Dress

Here’s a twist-free take on tie dye that will have you looking more like a Greek goddess than a far-out flower child. Use the Tulip One-Step Tie Dye Party Kit and a paintbrush to create this elegant ombre effect in your own custom colors. The result is a maxi dress that is très chic and oh-so YOU-nique!

Tie-Dye T-shirt Dress

Tie-Dye T-shirt Dress

This swervy, curvy tie-dye T-shirt dress will help you dress to impress while still providing the comfy breathing room we all crave in a garment. Create magically meandering lines in your favorite colors, then accentuate with various accessories that can transport the look from day to night and from season to season!

Ombre Dip Dye Dress

Ombre Dip Dye Dress

Dip dyeing is one of the easiest ways you can dress to impress with tie dye; there’s no actual tying involved! This fun fashion statement can breathe a new ombre life into an older faded dress you still love, or, add some layers of originality to the latest dress styles everyone’s wearing. All it takes is a few dips to let the reality soak in that you are now the proud owner of a fresh new look!

Shibori Tie-Dye Dress

Shibori Tie-Dye Dress

Last but not least on our tour of tie-dye dresses is this Shibori-style number. It’s fun yet sophisticated and goes great with just about any shoe, jacket, or accessory for any occasion. Use the Shibori tie-dye technique to create what is sure to become a signature closet staple.

We want to see how these tie-dye styles help you dress to impress! Don’t forget to share your final looks on social media and tag @tulipcolorcrafts!


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