A Tie-Dye Summer Look

Loose dresses help to beat the summer heat! Shop the look by clicking on this post.| What Danika Does

Something I almost never say no to is blue & white tie-dye. That’s why when I found this dress at Urban Outfitters for $39.99, I did a little happy dance. With a halter neck, low back, high-low cut and flowy fabric, what’s not to love? I wore this over the weekend when it was 102 degrees — because let’s face it, nothing except loose backless dresses works for 102 degree weather.

Loose dresses help to beat the summer heat! Shop the look by clicking on this post.| What Danika Does

Loose dresses help to beat the summer heat! Shop the look by clicking on this post.| What Danika Does

Pair the tie dye dress with delicate layered gold jewelry. | what danika does

Since this dress was on sale, it’s not able to be ordered online anymore😢 Here is something similar that’s not on sale, but that doesn’t mean your local Urban doesn’t have any left in its clearance section! When I went shopping on Friday they had several sizes in 3 different colors (rose ombré, navy ombré and tie-dye) so your store might have some too!

I paired this dress with layered gold jewelry that came from Forever 21 (The long one is here and the middle one here) and Pixley Pressed (shortest necklace here). My middle necklace came as a layered necklace with a suede choker, but I didn’t like the way it worked with my other necklace so I cut it off. The best part of Forever 21’s jewelry is that it’s only like 4 dollars so you can alter it and not feel bad if it gets messed up and needs to be thrown away. Hands up for no-stress jewelry modification!

Loose dresses help to beat the summer heat! Shop the look by clicking on this post.| What Danika Does

A tie-dye backless dress is best for those hot summer days

Loose dresses help to beat the summer heat! Shop the look by clicking on this post.| What Danika Does

My shoes are by New Look (here). I got them from Asos because I’m in the good ol’ US and Asos offers free shipping AND free returns across the pond. New Look only offers free shipping, but right now they’re out of stock on Asos so New Look is the next best option.

Something to note about this dress is that it’s low back and has low sleeves. It can definitely get a little side-booby if you know what I mean. This could easily be fixed with a bandeau, but I’m not blessed in the chest department so I felt comfortable with just sticky boobs. Plus, I like the backless look! But if you’re going to a place where you’re going to be bending down a lot or maybe shimmying to some oldies, I would throw on either a navy or white bandeau that matches the tie-dye to avoid a moment similar to Janet Jackson at the Superbowl.

Pair the tie-dye dress with delicate layered gold jewelry. | what danika does

You can also tie the side of the dress if you feel like it’s too long. I like it both ways, but I feel like the tie kept some of the fabric out of the way when I was walking around. But I also like the dress’s easy breezy high-low silhouette without the tie, so it’s really just a win-win. Which way do you guys like better? Let me know✌🏻

xoxo,

Danika

  • Those type of prints are so in right now and I love how you tied the hem of this!

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

    • Tie-dye is the perfect summer print! Thanks girl 🙂

  • Danika, I love how this dress looks on you! I also love how you tied it on the side! So cute!

    xoxo, Candice
    http://www.candicenikeia.com

  • This dress is so dreamy. I love that print, I’ve been wanting to try creating it myself with tie dye and you might have just convinced me!

    Rebeccaetc.blogspot.com

    • Creating this print would make for one fun DIY day! Let me know if it works out for you 🙂

  • This dress looks gorgeous on you, Danika! I love easy dresses in the summer- helps me beat the North Carolina humidity!

    xoxo,
    Katie
    chicincarolina.blogspot.com

    • Thanks Katie! I totally feel you — There’s not much humidity here in California but man does it get hot. Nothing better than a swing dress!

  • LOVE this look on you! It’s so boho chic, and combined with your beautiful hair it works so well! So sad we can’t order it online, but seriously gonna raid Urban the next time I’m in the US.. hopefully I’ll find cute stuff too!

    • Ah I know, right! I remember seeing it at full price like, less than a month ago so I thought for sure it would be online now. No such luck 🙁 Urban always has super good sales though, so yes! Definitely check it out next time you’re here 🙂

  • Tie-dye is so perfect summer! Love this look!

    xo Jen
    Skirt The Rules

  • Hahaha ooooh Janet Jackson…love this dress though! It’s perfect for summer!

    -Meagan | Love by Meagan

  • Love, love, love this look! Great job styling!….it reminds me of something Aspyn Ovard would wear.
    -Kate
    http://katekoutures.blogspot.com/

    • Ah thanks so much, Kate! She’s got super cute style, that’s a huge compliment 🙂

  • Love those necklaces!

    • Thank you Maegan! They’re super affordable at Forever 21 🙂

  • This is such a cute dress! Is there a similar DIY I can do maybe? 🙂

    • Hmm I’m sure there is! It seems pretty easy to sew and tie dye isn’t too complicated. I’ll look into it, thanks for the idea! 🙂

  • I love that these dresses are so on trend right now!! That print is just so fun!

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

    • It’s seriously my favorite print! I want to put it everywhere, from dresses to pillows to blankets… I need to be stopped!

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