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Tanning Dress doubles as Traveling Dress and a LBD

May 10, 2016 3 min read

What I Wore: The Perfect Travel LBD (featuring Little Tanning Dress)


“To travel is to live…”

DRESS: “Ellie” by Little Tanning Dress* {exact match} | SANDALS: Kmart |SUNGLASSES: Vintage {similar here} | NECKLACE: Gift | LIPSTICK: Lime Crime in “Countessa Fluorescent”

Let’s talk holidays. If you didn’t know it I’ve just returned from a week away in the beautiful Singapore (more on one facet of the destination here). E and I had an absolute ball, but before we get into holiday details let’s discuss the pre-vacay stuff. One major thing to consider when traveling is packing (of course). Obviously you don’t want to forget anything, but you also need to consider fabrics that are not going to crease and require little ironing once you’ve arrived at your destination. Nobody wants to spend precious exploration time slaving over an ironing board, and that is why I was ecstatic when a package arrived on my door step a few days before we left on our trip!

Said package contained what one can describe as a dress you just need in your wardrobe for more than one reason. Meet new Aussie label Little Tanning Dress! As the name implies the Queensland label creates comfortable, affordable and fashionable garments designed to be worn post fake tanning. Their collection of dresses and jumpsuits are made of a crinkle free polyester and spandex blend that is silky on your skin and won’t take off your fresh tan. We lead busy lives and this dress basically saves time if you’re a tanned goddess – no need to wait around for your glow to dry with this baby, just pop it on and continue on your way. Genius right! 


I’ll admit I don’t feel the need to fake tan very often but what I love about the dress is it is perfect for travel, due to the crease free fabric. Although the product is predominantly marketed towards the fake tan queens in the crowd, take my advice, this dress will be your best friend if you spend a lot of time living out of a suitcase, or on the road. And I guess if you wanted to fake tan then jump on a flight you could with Little Tanning Dress! 

Of course I packed my new “Ellie” dress on our recent trip overseas. It was meant to be! The reason I chose this beauty was I knew it’d be perfect for holidays as the simple LBD style can be dressed up and down to suit my mood. Fabric wise, the dress just slides on! It’s silky and soft and the cool part is most of the labels dresses are free size. Every kind of lady can join the party! The relaxed bohemian fit and style is very on trend right now, and the garment just flows over my curves, which is especially good on holiday because of course you spend a lot of time eating all the new foods! I also love the sleeve details, which add another element to the look, and can be tied in a few different ways, or left loose, depending on your mood. I feel glamourous and expensive, but all in all happy and comfortable, which is how you want to feel on holiday.

Accessories wise you can wear pretty much anything you like with a LBD. I went with a chunky, bright statement necklace to compliment the plunging neckline. Any colour would work but I loved how the blue and green stood out against the black. A great pair of statement earrings would also work, as the dress speaks for itself really! A simple pair of black sandals completed my look, as the afternoon I wore the dress in Singapore we were doing a lot of walking. A wedge would also look fabulous with the length of the dress. Bright lips and bold white vintage sunglasses added an “Emma element” to the outfit, because we all know how much I love a pop on the lip. Travel made easy, and stylish!  



Tanning jumpsuit and how to style it

April 15, 2016 2 min read



Like so many great ideas, Little Tanning Dress started out of necessity. Busy boutique owner, Brooke Jones, needed to have something fashionable she could wear to her tanning appointments and in her store. But there was nothing on the market that would preserve her tan and her style. So she created the Little Tanning Dress. A stylish black dress made from a polyester/spandex blend that doesn’t blot or absorb tanning products. As an added bonus it doesn’t crease either

Since then the little tanning dress has expanded into a range of styles, including the Jessie jumpsuit (gifted) I am wearing here. There are also some very cute tank tops for the tan-aholics out there.

I absolutely love this jumpsuit. And I will definitely be wearing it outside of tanning and spa appointments. It’s quite cool to wear and the perfect blank canvas for plenty of styling play.

I chatted to Brooke about Little Tanning Dress as I love a successful business woman story. Brooke’s background in fashion buying was invaluable as her company started to grow and one design evolved into a range. While all garments are free sized, Brooke felt it was important that the lengths vary to accommodate different heights. As a boutique owner she knows the frustrations of shorter girls buying maxi dresses. As a tall woman herself, she knows the importance of that extra inch. I am 178cm tall and a size 10/12 and the jumpsuit fits perfectly but I would go with a tall maxi.

The thing that struck me about the Little Tanning Dress range was the price. Each dress is $49.95, which I think is amazing for the quality (and I am one of those never-pay-retail sorts). While the little tanning dress started life solving style and tanning problems, it’s gone on to become an essential piece in travel and maternity wardrobes. The dresses are crease-free with plenty of room for a growing belly. Because they are made out of a fabric similar to swim wear (but much lighter weight) they also wash and dry easily.

If you are in the market for a Little Tanning Dress, head over to theonline store and have a look. 

1 Dress Wear it 4xWays

January 28, 2016 1 min read

Little Tanning Dress has specifically designed our tanning dresses to that they can not only be worn for post-spray tanning but also as a fashion piece. The Layla maxi dress is the perfect addition to the wardrobe because you are getting four dresses for the price of one! For just $49.95 you have a standard maxi, a halter neck maxi, one shoulder maxi and strapless maxi!

Product of the week- Blackout Mask

January 28, 2016 1 min read

Our product of the week this week is the Blackout Mask! This mask is perfect for giving your skin that little bit extra TLC it deserves! It is always helpful to have clean, moisturised skin before tanning so we are adding this product into our pre tan routine! 
Join in the competition on Instagram to win one of these amazing Blackout masks along with one of our Little Tanning Tank Dresses "Don't Need A Man, Just Need A Tan"! All you have to do is follow @littletanningdress and @blackoutmask, share the photo and tag us in to go in the chance to win!

Fake Tan Tips from Styling You

January 12, 2016 1 min read

Little Tanning Dress recently received the 'Tick of Approval' from Styling you blogger Nikki Parkinson. She wrote about the 15 Best Fake Tan Tips for 2016 to ensure you get the best fake tan possible. Little Tanning Dress was certainly the most popular solution to ensure you don't rub or smudged your tan. Please read below about how 'Little Tanning Dress' can help you and your tan! 
 - Take dark, loose clothing to change into after your tan. Oh and leave the bra and undies off. They will just rub off what’s been sprayed on. A longKaf.Tanned kaftan has been my saviour in this department. I simply slip this on, head straight home and wait out the two hours until I can shower and dress normally. I’ve now started usingthis dress from Little Tanning Dress.

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