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Too afraid to tackle tie dye? No need to be with this trusty how-to-do tie dye guide by your side.

When selected and styled well, tie dye is a surefire way to get you into the spirit of summer.

To Dip or To Tie?

For an understated print, we suggest that you opt for a dip-dye pattern that creates all of the drama a print usually would but in a subdued way.

For an impactful print, we highly recommend a tie-dye pattern to bring instant graphic appeal into your summer wardrobe.

The Right Shade

First up, it’s all in the shade.Picking a well-curated dyed piece is a fine art that should appear striking yet discreet.

Forget passion pinks, set aside fluorescent yellows and avoid neon oranges at all costs. Think rich ocean-blue hues or soft pastel shades instead, against neutral-hued backdrops, for a sophisticated twist on this summer's trend.

We recommend a tie-dye or dip-dye print that mixes a maximum of two shades for fear of over-empowering the rest of your look. Make sure to take a sneak peek at our Lucky Dip and Tia Tie Dye print for inspiration.

Make The Cut

Once the print and colour selected, ensure that you pick the best cut.

We suggest that you lean towards clean, fuss free yet ladylike designs that will not overshadow the print.

Think summer clothes that will seamlessly take you from meetings to margaritas in a flash. Pick from effortless day-to-night summer dresses, breezy holiday tops that are full in volume and rich in comfort or versatile occasion dresses that will help you confront a very hectic summer social calendar.

Complete The Look

Keep. It. Simple.

A daytime bucket bag or sophisticated clutch will team especially well with a tie-dye dress, whilst white denim jeans and slingback sandals will keep your casual tie-dye tops looking extra chic.


We’d love to see how you’ve styled your Great Plains dip or tie-dye pieces via Instagram. Simply take a picture, share and tag Great Plains in the caption: #GreatPlainsuk

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