Three Perfect Pastel Rainbow Dresses (Plus Shopping Tips)

Its hard enough for us unicorns to find fun, bright, and colorful clothes (esp if you’re + size like me). If clothes covered in cute rainbow patterns that aren’t overly costumey or outrageous are rare, then pastel rainbows are basically the holy grail! But here they are! Three pastel rainbow dresses that are available now (shop quick because they’re selling out fast) along with a few tips that I use to help me find colorful clothes all year long. (even during the fall when everything is brown and orange *gag*)

1. Pastel Prisms and Skiing Cats

This cute blue dress from Modcloth has the most whimsical print! Cats are skiing, lurking on snow covered mountains and making cat snowmen all with a pretty pastel prism overlay.

This is a great look for the office, date night or twirling around on a Sunday afternoon.

*Shopping tip: We are approaching one of the best times to shop for special pieces. While Modcloth is known for their fun prints and sense of humor, they really kick it up a notch during the winter holiday season. There will likely be a heavy supply of shimmering dresses and sequin embellishments. Check your favorite stores starting Nov 1 and set aside a little $$ to treat yo self! If you’re struggling to keep to your budget then you can always check online to see what coupons and discounts you can find for your favorite stores and products. Raise is a popular website for doing this that you should definitely have a look at – You’ll thank me later when you’re rocking that cute sparkly top with your favorite jeans this spring 😉 There are some great online stores to find some amazing items too. I sometimes forget that there used to be a time when online shopping didn’t exist! I would love to have my own little online store at some point in the future, although I would definitely need to take into account some essential Ecommerce Metrics.

2. Pastel Rainbow Gradient

This pastel smock dress from Asos is basically my favorite kind of dress. Its universally flattering, comfortable, inexpensive and perfectly pastel. I have the same style dress in multiple colors and am always looking out for more. I love anything I can just throw on with sneakers and look slightly put together!

*Shopping tip: This is an Asos brand oversized smock dress in a size 14 (I also have the size 12 and it fits great too) . For all my plus size girls out there who have a hard time finding cute easy to wear dresses, never skip the “standard size” section. Look for words like “oversized” and “loose fitting” and don’t get caught up on dress size! Just try it on and see what happens… you will likely be pleasantly surprised but either way theres really nothing to lose.

3. Pastel Rainbow Dash

Thats right, this dress is a My Little Pony “Rainbow Dash” themed dress that was released in celebration of the latest MLP movie.

Even though I ultimately purchased this dress at Hot Topic, I originally saw it at their sister store Torrid in the Halloween costume section. Which brings me to my final tip…

Shopping tip: One person’s Halloween costume is another person’s super cute tulle pastel rainbow dress! You’d be surprised how many super cute clothes I’ve found checking the cosplay and halloween costume sections, that goes double for accessories. Alongside the bad rainbow clown wigs and “sexy nurse” outfits you’ll sometimes find fun novelty pieces that you can work into your regular wardrobe.