Double Thumbs Dresses #24

Oh hello Friday night, where have you been all week? What better way to celebrate the arrival of the weekend than with a cursory glance at this week’s round-up of dresses deemed worthy of the highly coveted Double Thumbs seal of approval? Perhaps accompanied by a big glass of wine. Treat yourself!

Bike Stripe Smock Dress £50 from Sugarhill Boutique

Perpetual She and Hem favourites, Sugarhill Boutique, have come up trumps once again with this beautiful illustrated bike print dress. The smock style should flatter all frames! In fact, you might say they’ve wheelie hit the nail on the head with this bespoke frock. (I think I’ve actually used that bespoke joke before but when you’re on a roll, you’re on a roll)

In the Key of Chic Dress in Tea Time, #ModCloth
In the Key of Chic Dress in Tea Time $124.99 by Bea and Dot from Modcloth

This Modcloth dress is covered in tea bags. I repeat. THIS MODCLOTH DRESS IS COVERED IN TEA BAGS. I’ll admit that from here they look a bit like luggage tags but I assure you, on closer inspection, it contains some pre-tea great illustrations. Sadly, your tea will need to be rich in order to bag this beauty as it doesn’t come cheap at $124.99. Modcloth are currently offering free international shipping when you spend $150 though, if that makes things more tempting.

Cath Kidston Grove Rose Dress with Collar
Grove Rose Dress with Collar £70 from Cath Kidston

I warned you last week that the Cath Kidston SS14 pieces were set to take over Double Thumbs and I am nothing if not a woman of my word. This week features this gorgeous floral relaxed fit dress, which also has pockets! Wondrous.

Heart Dress £39 by Kimberley for Very

Well hey there Kimberley! As a fan of Girls Aloud (and proud!), I was pretty excited about Kimber’s foray into fashion and I have not been left disappointed. I love this long sleeved heart print dress. The colours are fab and the little white heart detailing helps make this print stand out from the crowd. You can grab the full range from Very!

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Multicoloured Ferne Pointed Collar Smock Dress £26.99 by Hearts & Bows from Ark

Two weeks on the trot for Hearts & Bows at Ark, who have truly excelled themselves with this beautiful collared smock dress. The floral pattern is absolutely stunning.

Scottie dog dress
Scottie Dog Dress £39 from Aspire Style

Beam me up Scottie, this dress from Aspire Style is fabulous! This shape of dress is my absolute favourite, possibly because I can whack a petticoat under it and twirl around. The print is so cute and the white against the navy is very effective.

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Designer black dog printed skater dress £30 by H! Henry Holland for Debenhams

I must have gone barking mad as here we have our second dog print dress of the week. This time by novelty print and luxurious quiff fan, Henry Holland. Available at Debenhams, this dress would look ace with some woolly tights and a chunky cardi.

Closet flamingo print dress
Flamingo Print Contrast Hem Dress £48 by Closet

Flamingo jokes? Pull the other leg. This Closet full skirted dress is fab and quite reminiscent of this excellent cat print dress we featured a few weeks ago. I love that the pattern is so subtle that you could potentially be having dinner with someone only for them to suddenly proclaim ‘OH IT’S FLAMINGOS!’. Now THAT’S an investment piece. Flamin-go get it while you can.



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