Dopamine Dressing - Bright Fabric Inspiration

We're passionate about colourful fabric at Sew Me Sunshine. We have put together this blog post to give you dopamine dressing inspiration. 


Research studies have found that wearing clothes with a symbolic meaning increases the wearers perceived confidence, and further research has shown that the clothing we wear can directly impact on how we think. So what exactly is dopamine dressing? Well, it is actively choosing to wear clothes that make you feel good, part-fashion and part-mindfulness! Some feel that dopamine dressing is linked directly to wearing brightly coloured clothes, and that is because it is thought that wearing brightly coloured garments can improve your mood. Colour psychologist Karen Haller explains to Who What Wear that "Colour is a great way to lift our spirits and boost our moods in an instant. Our confidence can be boosted when we wear colours that we love and feel good in".

The fashion industry has embraced 'dopamine dressing' and as a result we have seen a lot of brightly coloured clothing from designer brands, and now high street stores are full of colour.  

Fashion inspiration images sourced from Pinterest

From L to R : ASOS, Oliver Bonas, Monki, Lucy & Yak, Lucy & Yak, ASOS


Whether you prefer prints or plain fabrics we have you covered. Our website is full of bright colourful fabrics if you want to practice some dopamine dressing. These brightly coloured fabrics are available in a variety of fabric types, so if you prefer to wear a pair of comfy joggers we have lots of bright sweatshirtings available, or if you love to wear floaty dresses then we also have lots of colourful cottons and viscose fabrics in stock!

From L to R: Brushstroke Floral Viscose, Rainbow Jersey, Liberty Hattie Park Tana Lawn, Purple & Orange Blooms Viscose, Rainbow Checkerboard Fleece, Hot Pink Gingham, Hot Pink Cotton Silk, Mint Sweatshirting, Punch Mammoth Flannel

Did you know that you can filter our fabrics by colour? It is so easy to do, just use the filter section. So if you have a colour that makes you feel good then you will be able to see all fabrics we have in stock that is available in your favourite colour.

We hope this has given you the inspiration you needed to sew yourself some brightly coloured clothes!

If you have any questions or want to learn more, you can contact Team Sunshine at
You can find all of our dressmaking fabrics here.
You can watch our dopamine dressing youtube video here.

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