Dear Mummy, last weekend we visited The New Forest Fairy Festival in Burley, Hampshire. No little girl would be complete without her fairy costume and this year I wanted to wear a dress that wasn’t just a costume but could be worn on special occasions too!
By special occasions I mean wearing it down the shops, in bed, watching TV and to nursery. Hahaha! You see since receiving my gorgeous purple tutu dress from Allie & Bird I’ve been inseparable from it.
These beautiful tutu’s are made by Ava, a mummy of 2 little ones, who runs Allie & Bird from her home studio in Cambridgeshire. Like my mummy she has a background in graphic design, but her passion for children’s textiles and creating cool graphic printables has blossomed into a successful family business.
I received my tutu dress through the post in a beautiful pink box with ribbon. I was so excited to open the box and it was a very special parcel – even my mummy was excited. Inside the box was an immaculately wrapped dress layered in tissue paper and I gasped and whispered ‘oh wow’ when I opened it. Obviously I wanted to wear it straight away! I bounced on the bed excitedly and twirled around amazed by the fluffiness of the 4 layers of soft tulle. Each item is handmade and bespoke.
The colour was stunning, the most amazing shade of purple I’ve ever seen. We loved the attention to detail with my name embellished on the dress in beautiful gold lettering. The typography was lovely and my mummy was impressed with the font choice. The little pink glittery bows added to the sparkle and made the dress magical! The upper part of the dress was super soft cotton with ribbon straps which were comfy and matched the shade of purple. Gold lettering was a lovely personalisation. I’m small for my age, so am going to get a lot of wear out of this dress, it wasn’t short either which meant I could bend down and retain my modesty.
I picked up fairy wings (which just happened to be the same shade of glorious purple) in the morning of the fairy festival from a fancy dress shop in Basingstoke for £5.99. A great stroke of luck! The pack even included a wand! We had loads of people comment on my dress at the fairy festival and asked where I got it from!
My mummy made my fairy elfin headdress from an old head band, fake flowers and crafted baby deer horns out of plaster paris, she decorated them with gold acrylic paint.
We’d highly recommend Allie & Bird tutus, my dress stayed poofy all day, was light and easy to sit down in, soft and great value for money. These dresses would be perfect for birthdays, fancy dress (they do cute Halloween ones) special occasions like cake smashes and photoshoots. My mummy just wished they did adults sizes!
Keep up to date with new designs on their facebook page and website. Prices are really reasonable and start from around £20 for a dress 🙂
Love Bella xx
Disclosure: We received the product in order to write an honest review.
24 thoughts on “Allie and Bird Tutu Review”
Why oh why don’t these come in adult sizes? This is so adorable. Definitely going to have to get one for my niece for Christmas!
Dresses starting at £20 is definitely very reasonable – I love the outfit xx
Way too cute, I love the personalised top and the tutu is beautiful! x
Wow, it starts from £20? That is so much cheaper than I thought! The purple tutu is gorgeous x
this tutu is perfect!! my little girl would love one of these. I really like that you can personalise it with a name
The fairy costume looks so good, love the outfit x
This is such a cute outfit – definitely going to check out the tutus for my nieces!
What beautiful photos and tutu! Loving the bright colour 🙂 #FunkyKidFriday
Oh I love this dress, I’m going to check them out as my god daughters would love them! My own daughter would love it too but they might not do her size, so I shall see while I’m on there. I love that it’s personalised too xx
Your dress is gorgeous! I love the colour and how it’s personalised! 🙂
This is gorgeous. We would love something like this for Sylvia. I love that it had a personalised name too! 🙂 Angela #FunkyKidFriday
That is one cool outfit for sure and my daughter would like them too.
This is absolutely adorable! I’d even wear it myself haha! It looks so much nicer than the cheap shop bought tutus and it’s such a reasonable price too.
Oh my goodness, that dress is beautiful! I love little tutu dresses.. I wonder if I can convince little London to wear one 😉
What a beautiful tutu! I would like one for my baby sister x
Aw the tutu is soooo cute!!! Perfect for dressing up. Great price as well xxx
What an absolutely fabulous outfit! That tutu is just so full. I wonder if they do adult sizes?? 😀
How absolutely incredibly divine, I adore the tutu and she looks just amazing x
Such a cute tutu dress – perfect for little princesses with magical skills :))
What an amazing dress. Purple is such a great color x
AH! How beautiful is she?! Such a gorgeous outfit. So so pretty
What a beautiful little outfit, my girls would love this so much. The colour is great too!
My nearly six year old would go CRAZY for this – and it’s her birthday coming up…
Oh my goodness! What an amazing dress! Absolutely fabulous 🙂
Thanks for linking up to #FunkyKidFriday xx