Double Thumbs Dresses #13

It’s that time again! I’m back with another round-up of the dresses worthy of the highly coveted She and Hem Double Thumbs Up seal of approval. Let’s see what’s been tickling my fancy this week….

1950s Style Dress £16 from Peacocks
1950s Style Dress £16 from Peacocks

Sometimes putting these lists together can be ridiculously bad news for my bank balance but, dear reader, every so often I discover a budget friendly wonder! Just LOOK at this beautiful dress from Peacocks. I adore anything 1950s and this dress ticks all the right boxes, including being slightly reminiscent of a pair of old curtains. Sold.

*at the time of writing Peacocks are also offering 20% off dresses AND 99p delivery. Umm, amazing?*

Midi Dress In Vintage Floral Print With Pleated Skirt £40 from ASOS

Here we have another lovely vintage inspired affair from ASOS‘s own brand. I was drawn to this one because of that gorgeous midi length, a style which I like but have yet to fully embrace. I really enjoy the contrasting prints and the unusual choice of colours they have used. It just looks effortlessly cool and definitely one which I could also wear to work.

Betty Collared Dress in Floral Love £40 from Motel
Betty Collared Dress in Floral Love £40 from Motel

Ooooh Betty! I do so enjoy that lovely Peter Pan collar! The fashion for smock dresses shows no signs of abating, which I know isn’t great news for everyone, but if you have yet to embrace it then this very pretty floral print number from Motel could be the one to change your mind. Smock it to ’em!

Navy Peter Jensen Rabbit Dress £54.50 (Was £68) from People Tree
Navy Peter Jensen Rabbit Dress £54.50 (Was £68) from People Tree

People Tree are really great at getting top designers in and their new A/W collection is no exception with both Peter Jensen and Zhandra Rhodes putting in an appearance. I’ve chosen a dress by the former as I am loving the cutesy animal prints (there are also some mighty fine bears to look at). This rabbit print dress not only wins for those adorable, and plentiful, bunnies but also because the shape of the dress is perfect. AND IT HAS SLEEVES!

Green Tapestry Floral Sleeveless Skater Dress £29.99 from New Look

It’s slightly inevitable that if I spot a tapestry dress it’s going to end up on Double Thumbs. It’s a weakness, what can I say? I love the shape, I love the high neckline, I love that it’s a skater dress and I love the floral print. Did I mention that it’s also a tapestry dress? Well played, New Look

Full Skirt Print Dress £75 from Pepperberry

Ever since Ellie wrote her marvelous guest post about Pepperberry I have been keeping a keen eye on their New In section. They really do have a lot of fabulous frocks but this full skirted floral affair has to be my pick of the Pepperyberry bunch. It looks perfect for an evening ‘do and it has pockets. I blimmin love it when posh frocks have pockets.

FLORAL PRINTED TEA DRESS £37 from Miss Selfridge
FLORAL PRINTED TEA DRESS £37 from Miss Selfridge

Orange is set to be the colour of the season which is a fact which frightens me to my very core. I just don’t think I can do orange! However, this gorgeous Miss Selfridge dress might be the one to change my mind as despite being undeniably zesty in colour, it also seems rather understated and vintage inspired. Bravo!

Colette Dress £89 from Boden

Boden have a real knack for producing modern dresses with a distinct vintage edge to them. My current favourite is this darling little 1960s number, with its lovely lovely collar. I’m totally digging the burgundy colour, although it  also comes in navy and black, and the beautiful detailing on those fabric covered beads.

Until next time!

Jx

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