Tie Dye Dreams

Tuesday 7 August 2018

How often do you see an item of clothing you love but hate the colour? It happens so often for me. I don't like navy or brown tones on me, and I can't wear white. I am far too clumsy and untidy to wear white! I recently saw a white dress on ASOS that I really loved the shape of, but was put off by the white. It had a wrap waist and adorable tortoiseshell buttons and was very me, except for the white colour.

Fast forward a few days and I'm peeking at one of my favourite blogger's instagram accounts, the awesome CurvyWordy. She's sharing some new trousers she's dyed in a variety of different colours, totally genius! And then it hit me, I needed to order than white dress and I knew exactly what I was going to do with that dress.

Dress - ASOS Curve (in solid white only)
Tie Dye done by To Dye For
Sunglasses - Quay Australia
Necklace - Sugar & Vice (custom)

I sent it off to 'To Dye For', a company I'd come across as music festivals who make fantastic tie dyed clothing. I'd been really impressed by the fact that they carried up to a size 26 as standard, at festivals, something I've never seen before. Usually at music festivals plus sizes are a total no go zone, but they made the effort to bring every size with them, which is amazing for an independent company. My husband owns two tie dye hoodies from them and they've washed really well and are still as bright as ever, so I knew they were up to the task.

 I checked with the company that the material of the dress was suitable, it's 100% cotton so it was perfect for dyeing. Synthetic materials don't take dye as well (which I didn't know), so I had picked well. I decided to opt for the black rainbow tie dye option, they have a great range of patterns and I'm seriously tempted by the nebula pattern next.

As soon as I opened the parcel containing my dress I was in love. The colours had come out so vibrantly and beautifully, it was all I could have hoped for. The colours pop so well against the black, I love it. It's really comfy and light because it is cotton too, which makes it perfect for this heat wave that doesn't seem to be going anywhere. I've popped a vest top underneath it for these photos, which is the black panel you can see. It's quite a low cut dress and I have a smaller chest with no real cleavage, so I sometimes put a vest top under lower cut dresses as if I'm going to be seated they can tend to gape a little on me.

Every time I wear this dress I get compliments, and I love knowing that it's totally unique. I would most definitely send off more clothes to be dyed by To Dye For. Even in the height of festival season the dress was back in my hands within two weeks which is really impressive.

And finally, I just have to share with you my new Troll 2 inspired Nilbog necklace from Sugar & Vice. I am still so into that film and I people are always so confused when they ask me what it says. 'Nilbog? That's goblin spelled backwards!'

For me, this is a perfect summer outfit, and I'll be wearing it to the next festival I go to for sure.

Much love,
Kitty xxx


  1. MATE THIS LOOKS BANGIN. Plus, how brilliant is it knowing you own something totally unique?!

    Lis / last year's girl x

    1. thank you honey! It's awesome isn't it? I feel so powerful every time I wear it xx

  2. Nice and Perfect looking outfit..